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Social Equity and Diversity Management - ... Griggs v. Duke Power Company was the first major case to be tried under Civil Rights Act of 1964. Willie Griggs filed a class action, on behalf of several fellow African- American employees, against his employer Duke Power Company. Griggs challenged the power company’s transfer policy, requiring employees who want to work in any job other than manual labor. Griggs claimed that the test discriminated against African-American employees and were irrelevant on the job. The court determined that the act was interpreted to have remedial as well as prospective intent, in other words an employer cannot just claim that they are not discriminating more, they have to be able to show it....   [tags: equal employment opportunity, discrimination] 1930 words
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Deutsche Telekom’s Diversity Program - Change in an organization is inevitable and crucial to its growth, success, and survival. “For years, Deutsche Telekom has been one of the largest vocational training provider in Germany” (Telekom). The company is committed in improving its image and value by generating opportunities and possibilities through greater diversity at a higher organizational level. Their plans to bring more women into management positions includes: increasing their recruits for female university graduates, designating a quota of at least 30 percent for women in leadership roles, expanding its parental-leave programs, introducing more flexible working hours for managers, and extending of the numbe...   [tags: social issues, diversity, change]
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Community Analysis of the Adelaide Local Government Area - Introduction Adelaide Local Government Area which incorporates Adelaide CBD and North Adelaide is culturally, ethnically, socio-economically and demographically diverse. According to the ABS census data (2011), although the 20-29 years age bracket makes up over a third of its 19,639 residents, other age groups have significant representations and in addition to English, various languages are spoken at home as first languages. As such the ethno-cultural and demographic diversity has created a unique social ambience....   [tags: social, diversity, growth]
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Seeking Admission to a Doctoral Degree Program - ... This experience taught me directly the significant relation between society and built-environment. And it showed me how the new proposed environment would not be materialized if the society rejected it. Moreover, in my undergraduate thesis, “Dome for Earthquake Victims at Ngelepen, Yogyakarta: A Study of Survival Living in Assisted House Post Disaster”, I discovered that new environmental design without adapting physical and non-physical context causes people to hardly adapt and dwell. It also alters and degrades tradition, ritual, and social value....   [tags: social diversity, environmental design] 911 words
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People's Exposure to Diversity and How This Affects Their Social Interactions on Campus - ... When in the DMZ I will approach people and ask “them if they would like to participate in this survey?” When the person agrees to take a survey I will ask him series of five multiple choice questions. I will then make sure that my multiple choice questions gradually get more difficult the further along they get in the test to get my participant to start thinking. After answering the multiple choice question the participant will move to the open end questions. I will make sure my open end questions make general points and do not have my opinion to avoid forcing ideas on my participants....   [tags: college population behavioral study]
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Racial Conflicts with African Americans and Chinese Americans in America - Between the late 19th and early 20th century, a more diverse America, specifically in the South and West, had begun to noticeably come into existence. In South America, a number of African Americans are known to have first been present as slaves to the white men for many years, until after the North’s success in the Civil War. Moreover, soon after China’s devastating loss in the Opium War against the British, as well as around the time of the California Gold Rush, copious amounts of Chinese immigrants were found to be overflowing into the Western part of America....   [tags: social issues, diversity]
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Segregation as a Result of Immigration - In times where large amounts of people have the possibility to travel, there has been a tremendous amount of movement in the world, not only for pleasure, but for work opportunities as well. This has lead to a huge migration process from “poor” countries to “rich” countries in search for a better income. Hence what are the consequences of such migration. These individuals, in search for better job opportunities or a better life, bring with them their religion, traditions, culture and language, creating a big diversity in their hosting countries....   [tags: migration, diversity, social, economic, conflict] 919 words
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Gender, Genes and Culture - ... Men usually react by fighting or fleeing the situation. Researchers have coined this classic response as “fight or flight”. Women on the other hand, seek emotional support and nurture those close to them. This also has been coined as “tend and befriend”. Men and women are often characterized very differently. Men can be described as being “adventurous, autocratic, coarse, dominant, forceful independent, and strong.” In many cultures, women are seen as the weaker sex. Women are usually the ones that get spoken of as “affectionate, dependent, dreamy, emotional, submissive, and weak.” (Exploring Social Psychology) Society portrays men to be socially dominant....   [tags: human diversity, globalization, social connection]
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Diversity in Higher Education - Compiling a Case Study In higher education, diversity has many meanings and even more implications. The Encarta World English Dictionary defines diversity as, “social inclusiveness - ethnic variety, as well as socioeconomic and gender variety, in a group, society, or institution” (Soukhanov, 1999). As important as diversity is tolerance. Encarta World English Dictionary defines tolerance as, “acceptance of different views - the acceptance of the differing views of other people, e.g. in religious or political matters, and fairness toward the people who hold these different views” (Soukhanov, 1999)....   [tags: workforce, social inclusiveness]
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Diversity in the Classroom - The U.S. Department of the Interior, describes the term "diversity" is used broadly to refer to many demographic variables, including, but not limited to, race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics. America's diversity has given this country its unique strength, resilience and richness. (doi.gov) Diversity comes in many different aspects. Achievement gaps have been identified with respect to race and ethnicity, but also regarding gender, socioeconomic status, learning differences, disability, and limited English language ability....   [tags: social issue, affirmative action]
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Social Change and then Post Modernity - ... It is with this theory that we notice just how much our society has changed over time. The postmodern society was a society mainly orientated around technology. For example, as stated in ‘The Postmodern Condition’ by Lyotard the "electronic systems of communication created an artificial sense of reality" (Lyotard, 1979). This can be seen in the case of early prophecies of television where television was said to undermine local differences and traditions and corrode and destroy social reality (Turner, 108) Post modern theory suggests that there are no universal meanings for concepts such as rights, corruption, community or the self – rather that the meaning of action and belief is deeply...   [tags: diversity, perspectives, culture] 1096 words
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We Must Promote Diversity in the Workplace - As the American workforce continues to become more and more diverse, it is becoming even more important for organizations to recognize the diversity of their employees and adopt policies surrounding diversity issues. The US Department of Labor estimates that more than 75% of workers currently entering the workforce are women, immigrants, or people of color (Clayton, 2010). Today’s organizations are facing a more diverse workforce, and customer base, than they did even as short as five years ago and, as the American economy continues to become increasingly intertwined with the those of other countries, there is a increasing need to American organizations to understand what works, and doesn’t...   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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We Must Promote Diversity in the Workplace - Diversity is what makes people different, not just culturally but in human differences. Having a multitude of differences in the workforce gives an organization the ability to use many ideas to reach a common goal. A person could say that a diverse group of people together in one room can accomplish greater achievements than a room filled with the same types of individuals. Managers understand the concept of diversity, and how important diversity is to the success of a company’s ability to implement programs that continue to develop a harmonious and diverse workplace....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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Living in Diverse Areas is Beneficial with Social Interactions - In American Diversity is one of the biggest issues in America. America is a home to all, such that no one group can call itself more “American” than another. Even the America is very diverse, not everyone has the privilege in living in a cultural/racial diverse area. With this being said every person is not use to interactions with people much different from their own race. After reviewing many articles and books I have gained enough knowledge on my topic: prove why living in diverse area is not only just beneficial with social interactions, but with your self-esteem, and just life in general....   [tags: culture, ethnicity, diversity, america]
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Brazil: A Country of Diversity - ... Brazil’s government is strong and they are trying to bring out all the potential that the country and the people possess. In Brazil, religion is a huge part of their lives. 90% of the people subscribe to some sort of religious ideal and only around 1% do not believe in God (“’Brazil.’ A”). That is a huge percent of the people that have religious ideals and morals. Most countries do not have this high of religious belief in their people. It is more religiously inclined than any other South American country....   [tags: economic and social profile]
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Diversity in the Workplace - Diversity in the workplace is a subject that has gained increased attention in the workplace over the past few years. After all, the impact of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs on the nation's work force is undeniable. Women and minorities were the first to dramatically alter the face of the economic mainstream, while gays, persons with disabilities and senior citizens followed not far behind. The result is a diverse American labor force representing a microcosm of our society - yet one that continues to struggle with its identity....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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Workplace Diversity - Diversity is the uniqueness which every employee brings to the workplace in an organization or establishment. Examples of differences include nationality, belief, disabilities, physical appearance, race, gender, age, educational background, sexual orientation, and work experience, social and family status. At the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a work environment that respects and includes individual variation by maximizing the potential of all employees or in which every employee feels included....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity] 1571 words
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Income Inequality and the Effect on Gender Diversity - In the workplace, there are multiple races of people: Asians, Latinos, African-American. This is known as racial diversity. Within these races are both women and men. This is known as gender diversity. Diversity is a common goal that employers strive for. There are many types of diversity in the workplace such as racial diversity, age diversity, and diversity involving skills. This range of people, age and skill make the workplace a more interesting place as people work with different intentions....   [tags: work place, racial diversity]
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Diversity within Commonality - “Though economic analysis and general reasoning is of wide application, yet every age and every country has its own problems; and every change in social conditions is likely to require a new development of economic doctrines.” Alfred Marshall remarked at the end of the chapter on Economic generalizations or laws in his book Principles of Economics. Orthodox economists have a tendency to approach economic problems by over generalizing or simplifying diverse economic variables. Thus, generalization undermines understanding from inside; such understanding of variables is the very base of social sciences....   [tags: economics, social sciences] 517 words
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Managing Diversity in the Workplace - Diversity in the Workplace Abstract Imagine that you are a highly qualified former Hispanic executive who was recently laid off from a fortune 500 hundred company. Within that company you held several key roles in which you were crucial to the success of the organization. In the prior roles you may have never really understood the need or the process of managing diversity. You hold several advanced degrees in key business fields despite all of your experience education and the economy flourishing you can’t seem to find a job comparable to where you were....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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Managing Diversity in the Workplace - "We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion." -- Max de Pree Workplaces today have become increasingly diverse with employees of different genders, races, cultures, ethnic origins, and lifestyles. Changes in the cultural make-up of organizations have been so vast that it has become imperative for leaders and supervisors to understand cultural diversity and how it can affect their organization....   [tags: Diversity Management, Cultural Diversity]
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Managing Diversity in the Workplace - Diversity is a composite of racial, gender, ethnic, nation origin, cultural, attitudinal, social-economic, and personal differences. With the many legal implications and issues surrounding every aspect of the Human Resource function, the human Resource department must be prepared to resolve issues in a timely and cost efficient manner. With the saturation of laws surrounding personnel, nearly every decision made by the Human Resource Department has the potential for legal suits. Even if the Human Resource department has done everything that is required of them, it can still be costly to defend it....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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Managing Diversity in the Workplace - There is no doubt that the business world is changing rapidly and that many factors are also simultaneously interacting. Perhaps these factors are created by cultural diversity. The online dictionary source, http://en.wiktionary.org defines diversity in the social context as a business strategy encouraging differences in order to compete in a marketplace with a heterogeneous customer base. Diversity in the general population, the work force and the market place give many benefits for organizations....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity] 1188 words
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Diversity: The Ethical Choice - The United States is one of the most diverse nations on the earth, originally conceived so, and often described as a great melting pot, as “all nations are melted into a new race of man, whose labours and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world” (St. John de Crèvecoeur, 1782). Yet, despite the country’s diverse population, the workplace remains a place of inequality as women and minorities continue to earn less than their white male counterparts (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011; U.S....   [tags: Diversity ]
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Childhood as a Social and Historical Construction - Childhood can be seen as a social status with multiple meanings and expectations attached to it without a clearly defined end or beginning (Montgomery 2009), This essay will introduce different sociological perspectives on what childhood is since childhood is not universal rather is it mobile and shifting this means children experience various childhoods there are local and global variations(Waller 2009), a Childs experience can be influenced by their gender, ethnicity, culture and social class which this essay will expand on....   [tags: diversity, cultures, socialization] 2111 words
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Texas Schools and DIversity - In 2007-2008, Texas schools had a large ethnic distribution of students. Specifically, African American students made up 14.3% of the overall student population; the Hispanic student population was 47.2%; and 34.8% of the student population was White. The smallest groups represented included Native American and Asian/Pacific Islanders with Native American students and teachers representing only 0.3% of students (Texas Education Agency, 2009). According to demographic projections, minority populations are expected to increase significantly over the next 20 years (NCES, 2007)....   [tags: Education, Racial Relations, Social Issues] 1648 words
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Related Theories Literature Review: Education and Diversity - Hurtado (2007, p. 186) finds a connection between the success of education and diversity. The author approaches the question from the society's point of view, stating that in the liberal education model there are several benefits associated with diversity. Ruggs and Hebl (2012) add some more details to the theoretical approach of the problem. The authors state that differential treatment is not the solution to tackle the negative effects of diversity. (Ruggs and Hebl, 2012) Micro-inequalities become more prevalent as children grow older, and negative perceptions, discrimination and stigmas appear stronger....   [tags: diversity, child development]
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Diversity in the Workplace - Introduction As a general statement diversity refers to the prevention of discrimination in conjunction with the improvement of equality. It’s about valuing differences and inclusion; this is the act of spanning such areas as ethnicity, age, race, culture, sexual orientation, physical disability and religious beliefs. In a global marketplace diversity is theorised as a corporation that employs a diverse workforce in that includes both genders, people of many generations and those from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity] 1460 words
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Managing Workplace Diversity - Diversity is a term used most often to describe the different types of race, religion, and nationalities but in today’s business world, it is used to describe the different individual behaviors of employees. Diversity is about characteristics and demographics that differ from person to person and how they affect human behavior. To understand how diversity affects the work place let us look at four types of diversity--Differences in skill and abilities, Values and attitudes, Occupation differences, and Age....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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We Need Diversity in the Workplace - Today's workplace is more diverse than it has ever been in history. While the workforce has made strides in the direction of equality, it is still far from attaining total equality in the workplace. A company must value diversity. The main objectives of valuing diversity include awareness, education, and positive recognition of the differences among people in the workforce. Organizations are increasingly emphasizing group work or teamwork as a source of competitive advantage in a diverse workforce....   [tags: Multiculturalism, Racial Diversity ] 1490 words
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Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Workplace - Introduction This morning while I was manually brewing the coffee grains using the dripping process (cup brewer), on top of hot milk in a clear glass mug, I notice that the coffee and the milk did not mix completely. The milk wasn’t completely white, but most of the dark bold coffee was settling down on top of the milk. This physical experiment showed me that: these two elements are not as oil and water; they are mixable, but natural method of dripping was not enough to acquire a mixed uniform color....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity] 1441 words
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Managing Diversity in the Workplace - Managing diverse employees in a multicultural environment proves challenging to managers; yet, increasing diversity in the workplace is very beneficial for an organization. Diverse employees will provide a wider array of talents and will relate better to varied customers. Because managers have more influence than rank-and-file employees, it is imperative that managers commit to diversity of the workforce. Dissimilarities among people due to differences in characteristics can erode companies. Firstly, unequal opportunities and unfair treatment to one race or sect are immoral can prove illegal....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity] 1035 words
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Valuing Diversity in the Workplace - Managers continuously strive for organizational improvements both financially and throughout the workplace. I believe it is important for Managers to value the diversity in the workplace by recognizing their workplace composition, and the cross-culture differences and similarities. Valuing diversity in the workforce can assist a manager or an organization in developing and utilizing all of the human resources available. Valuing diversity can be defined as, “valuing the vast differences between people within an organization.” Our text defines valuing diversity as: “means putting an end to the assumption that everyone who is not a member of the dominant group must assimilate.” In today’s work...   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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Gender Diversity in the Workplace - In a world that has grown increasingly smaller due to mass media, world travel, and readily available information, the workplace has grown increasingly diverse in both gender and cultural aspects. Individuals no longer live and work within the confines of their geographic locations. At almost any position with any company the individual employee is a part of a larger world economy that harvests assets from the ends of the earth. Because of this, companies seek to capitalize on diversity to become more creative and flexible in their business models....   [tags: Workplace Diversity]
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We Must Promote Diversity in the Workplace - Nancy Lockwood emphasizes the benefits of having workplace diversity. Diversity-embracing organizations will likely enjoy larger market share since they will have access to a potentially larger customer base (Lockwood, p.125). Actively pursuing workplace diversity assists employers to address talent shortages and improve organization effectiveness and productivity by hiring right talent people to fit their needs. In addition to that, diverse teams provide a wider rage of creative solutions and decision alternatives compare to homogeneous groups....   [tags: Multiculturalism, Racial Diversity] 812 words
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The Challenge of Linguistics and Cultural Diversity in Education - “Schools are changing in ways that, up until a few years ago, we thought unimaginable. Today, schools are more diverse than ever, and those trends will continue into the future. Unfortunately, teachers and schools have not always met the challenge of linguistic and cultural diversity” (Laureate, 2014). We must take the opportunity to get to know our students in order to recognize and value their uniqueness. “Teachers must work to understand the cultures of their students in a meaningful way, which involves recognizing the beliefs, values, and behaviors that characterize the various cultures of their students....   [tags: Diversity Essays]
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Researching the Effect of Cultural Diversity on Group Work Outcomes - ABSTRACT This paper analyses the relationship between cultural diversity and workgroup outcomes (satisfaction with workgroup, and workgroup performance) in multicultural organizations, in the presence of moderating variables of intragroup conflicts (task, relationship and process conflicts). Literature review suggests that cultural diversity negatively affects workgroup outcomes and triggers conflicts. Analysis of empirical data collected from employees of multicultural organizations produces results in line with the literature and suggests that there is negative relationship between cultural diversity and workgroup outcomes, while intragroup conflicts have a strong moderating effect on th...   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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Diversity on Long Island - Long Island also known as a diverse community to many people helps many of us come more aware of other cultures and religions. Having a combination of different religions and life living together makes us more known to the world. We as an island surrounded of millions of people don’t appreciate the unique and wonderful things that are being given to us. Others like tourists or people from all around the world might not feel the same way though. In many nations around the world people don’t get to experience the social interactions and bandings one might get to feel and understand....   [tags: Diversity, Long Island, ] 637 words
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Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity - Introduction Every religion believed in health as an important value and which it can promote healing. As we know healthcare vary based on an individual faith. Faith can be defined as a confidence or trust in a person, a religion or a doctrine, and it is view as hope or belief. Faith helps us to live our lives fuller and better. In this research paper I will be discussing the spiritual perspective of individuals from different religious faith which are the Buddhism, Christian, and Native American and also the healing practice of each faith....   [tags: social issues, religion, buddhism]
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Workgroup Diversity - The increasing number of strategic alliances in the era of globalization of business economy set a complex business environment. The current organizational landscape is characterized by inter-disciplinary, inter-departmental, inter-cultural workgroups or teams working towards a common cause. These workgroups constitute a key element for organizational effectiveness. Workgroup diversity has gained more scholastic attention off late in the wake of internationalization leading to people from different cultures, communities and other demographic socio-economic-political backgrounds participating at a common platform in the workforce (Watson et al., 2009;Wenger & Synder,2000; Wise & Tschirhart, 2...   [tags: Workplace Diversity]
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Politics and Religion: The Challenge of Religious Diversity - As we move toward a religiously diverse America, the call to separate religion and politics grows. As Americans head into the future there is a huge immersion of the different religions into one common society. It is becoming a challenge in trying to appease and maintain these different religions in the secular social world. For some Americans the solution is to remove all religious affiliation from the state. Upon analysis of Wilfred Cantwell Smith’s discussion of religious diversity, Maritain’s position on the relation between religion and the secular world, and Hegel’s presupposition about abstract rights, this common question arises....   [tags: The Challenge of Religious Diversity ]
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Social and Economical Development Bring Changes to Govenment - ... Due to this, governance can have different explanations. According to Rhodes, he argues that governance can be applied in many areas with different concepts. And with the perspectives of public administration and public policy, he concludes governance into several notions: Governance includes non-governmental actors in governing process and the new boundaries between public, private and voluntary sectors are blurring. Governance also means the interactions among these different actors, which means the actors within the governance networks....   [tags: policies, diplomacy, diversity] 837 words
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Can Pro-diversity Television Program Influence a Change in Preschooler’s Attitudes Towards Race? - ... Although so many children’s educational programs attempt to influence attitudes relating to racial prejudice (Persson & Musher-Eizenman, 2003), the amount of research that has been conducted to test the effectiveness of these efforts is extremely minimal. To date, only two known studies have successfully caused children to demonstrate positive changes in racial attitude as prompted by television programming. The first, Gorn et al. (1976) found that their Caucasian preschool-aged participants experienced a positive shift in attitudes towards race after watching Sesame Street....   [tags: american children, social learning] 1320 words
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Diversity Training Programmes - Diversity is about the recognition and valuing of difference in its broadest sense. It is about creating a working culture and practices that recognise, respect, value and harness difference for the benefit of the organisation and the individual (DH, 2003). This essay looks in particular the education and training of staff on diversity issues including the native British culture for overseas staff. It will identify practices and how it is being implemented in the form of training. It also looks at the cultural awareness of both locally and overseas trained nurses as well as the expectation of British nurses to overseas trained nurses....   [tags: Diversity Education Programs]
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The Impact of Online Social Networks - Twitter, Skype, Facebook these are just a few of the online social networks we utilize day to day, which has made connecting to others easier than before. A social network is a structure made up of individuals or organizations that are tied by one or more specific types of relationships such as friendships. Although traditionally operated with person to person contact, it is now more popular online through social media networks such as Facebook and Skype. There are millions of persons with wide ranges of personalities who are looking to develop new friendships or to simply become a part of a group in order to share information on these websites....   [tags: Social Networking ]
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Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work - It is imperative that social workers become knowledgeable about their clients’ cultures and are culturally sensitive. In learning about their clients’ cultures, social workers need to be aware of how powerful and significant culture is in relating to clients’ behavior, values, and beliefs. Becoming culturally competent requires the ability to integrate awareness, knowledge, and skills while maintaining a positive working relationship with the client (Sue and Zane, 1987). Today, the concerns regarding cultural competency continue to accentuate the importance of preparing social workers for a diversified society....   [tags: Social Work] 1537 words
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Managing Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace - For the purpose of this paper, I will define what the term Diversity means, and then I will concentrate on the diversity as a result of geographic origin or ethnic diversity. I will look at how ethnic diversity is managed generally and then how my employer, deals with the diverse ethnic groups in its organization and what it needs to improve on. The first usage of ethnicity is attributed to the American Sociologist David Riesman in 1953. The word ethnic, however, is much older. It is derived from the Greek word ethnos (which in turn derived from the word ethnicos), which originally meant heathen or pagan[1]....   [tags: Racial Diversity Workplace Essays]
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Grand Innovations in Social Interactions - ... “It has become socially acceptable to display one’s life via a computer screen.” (O’Donoghue 9). This openness is the reason people are able to form relationships online. They are able to get a general understanding of each other before they meet. This new social norm gives strangers a reason to start a conversation with another, which gives an opportunity for new friends and intimate relationships. Another one of the features of social networks that has changed social interactions is their lack of filters....   [tags: internet, social networks, cellphone]
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What Is Diversity? - ... Racism is defined by any form of prejudice toward a person, or group of people based on their race. As I am a white Caucasian female, I assumed, for the most part, racism practically vanished; however ever after reading the “Racial and Religious Profiling” section in our textbook, and listening to some of my own classmates stories I was shocked. After listening and reading I have realized that “many [African Americans] express a sense of feeling targeted, frustrated and at odds with what they consider to be violations of principles of fairness…” (Reading for Diversity p.108)....   [tags: cultural and linguistic differences in education]
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Diversity in Universities - U.S. schools and colleges vary from numerous points of view. Some are open, others are independently employed individual; some are huge urban colleges, some are two-yr. group universities, others little rustic grounds. Some offer alumna and expert political stage, others point of convergence basically on undergrad instruction. Each of our more than 3, 000 schools and colleges has its particular and dissimilar mission. This aggregate differing qualities around organizations is one of the extraordinary strength of America's higher instruction framework, and has helped make it the best in the people....   [tags: American Schools, Colleges, Education]
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Social Group Definitions - Social Groups Social Group Definitions A social group can be defined as a family, a peer group, a sport team group, a church group, and a work group. These are all similar in the way that these groups consist of a number of people who have regular contact with each and are interested in the same things. A family typically lives together and interacts with each other on a daily basis. The members of the family share the same traditions and usually have the same expectations as to how each member is to fulfill their particular role in the group....   [tags: Social Groups]
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Social Case Analysis - A. My interest in social work began at a young age. In middle school I started attending my school’s church and became heavily involved in the church’s youth group. It was then that I was first introduced to the act of service and what it really means to help others. As part of our activities, we would feed the homeless and visit convalescent hospitals to volunteer. By participating in these activities, I began to take interest in the homeless and elderly populations. Another avenue that sparked my interest in Social Work was a classmate’s father, who was a Social Worker for the county....   [tags: Social Work] 2574 words
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Diversity And Demographic Characteristics - Diversity and Demographic Characteristics Diversity and Demographic Characteristics Throughout this paper I will describe and analyze to some degree, diversity, and demographic characteristics with an emphasis on the following behaviors: · Gender · Age, as it relates to the use of technology · Differences in skills and abilities · Personality traits Employee demographics, as stated by Chuang, Joshi, & Liao, (2004) "in terms of tenure, age, gender, and ethnicity has been found to predict turnover, commitment and integration, relationships with peers, altruism, organization based self-esteem and task performance." What does this mean one asks....   [tags: Diversity Workplace Demographics] 1659 words
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The Importance of Research in a Social Work Framework - ... The need to critically evaluate program outcomes as well as synthesise evidence in relation to theory application and practice to produce behavioural outcomes is inherently important in maintaining safe, and ethical practices (Shaw, Briar-Lawson, Orme & Ruckdeschel, 2010). D’cruz and Jones (2004), identified that research has the ability to assess the social needs, availability of resources and develop, implement and evaluate strategies to meet the needs within a community. Furthermore integrating the need of research is the idea tha social workers are governed by predetermined standards requiring their practices to be lead by efficiency quality and effectiveness....   [tags: social work and professional practice]
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The Appearance of Social Classes after World War II - The idea of “social classes” is predisposed as an awkward subject among Americans; therefore it is rarely talked about because it makes people uncomfortable. Generally when interviewed, people claim there are no classes in the area where they live (Fussell). Class and status are two completely different things because status associates a range of things and class is simply a unit (Goldschmidt). Americans often give away their class merely by the criteria they use to define what the word “class” means (Fussell)....   [tags: Social Studies]
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The Different Impacts Diversity Has on an Individual - The Different Impacts Diversity Has on an Individual Diversity refers to the presence of individual human characteristics that make people different from one another (Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn, 2005). Among these individual human characteristics are demographic differences, such as age, gender, sexual-orientation, ablebodiedness, race and ethnicity, and religion. Diversity and demographic differences can impact individual behavior by creating discrimination, stereotypes and prejudices in the work place....   [tags: Diversity Discrimination Stereotypes Essays]
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Impact of Diversity on Public Policies - ... Some of the policies that resulted in these include the integration of public schools, the right to interracial marriage and the reduced discrimination against people of colour, of different religion and of wrongly accused crimes such as the Executive Orders of 9066. Although it seems like the issues of diversity has been playing a major role in these humanitarian ideologies, it is not until recently that it came to be incorporated extensively into politics and public policies. Since the contexts of social diversity greatly impacts policies that pertain to education, immigration and employment, majourity of U.S....   [tags: minorities, race, education]
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Diversity in the Business World - Diversity is part of change. The nature of a business and the business industry is full of changes and every one – including the client and the providers must keep in step with change for it to occur and deliver new horizons and opportunities. Diversity has been happening constantly in the business world. However, it wasn’t talked about or considered openly for many years. In today’s world, diversity, innovation and globalization are the bedrock of doing business. As the world changes and new trends come in, the prospects of a change like diversity is being discussed and sometimes practiced in its early stages....   [tags: employees, age, funding] 1338 words
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Social Media Integration - Social Media Integration Social media is any information we share with our social network, using social networking web sites and services and social networks are just a way to describe our relationships with one another, and the interconnectedness of those relationships (Eley & Tilley, 2009). Social media are media (from written to visual to audio to audiovisual) that are designed to be shared (Stokes, R., 2010). Social media can be instantly updatable, unlimited in commentary, you can gauge popularity instantly, mixed media possibilities and offers a freedom to participate (Stokes, R., 2010)....   [tags: social networking, facebook, youtube]
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The Pursuit of the Preservation of Linguistic Diversity - Language, the tool by which humans communicate with each other, can be very diverse and is absolutely essential in documenting what it truly means to be a member of any ethnic, political or social group existing in the world today. However, it also follows that with the destruction or decline of a group, so too does the language dwindle in speakers and die. There are many factors responsible for this, such as local attitude shifts towards the language in question, ethnic subjugation/strife, social motivations to push the language to be come moribund; but although it is troubling that with the language death, the “intellectual wealth of the people who use it” (Hale, 1992) is lost as well, it...   [tags: Linguistics] 692 words
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Introducing Intellectual Diversity Into Colleges - Intellectual diversity is the notion that college students are being presented with only one side to politics. Specifically, the majority of colleges are liberal and therefore, outnumbering the amount of conservative ones. Thus, students are only receiving education based on one form of government. David Horowitz explains that we, as young adults, have experienced one-sided politics growing up. College is supposed to expand a person’s intellectual diversity, not limit it. Students should be taught both liberal and conservative views and then choose for themselves which view they agree with more....   [tags: schools systems, politics,david horowitz]
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Workforce Diversity: Employment Over 55 - Since the start of the Great Recession beginning in late 2007, there has been an increase of employment for people over the age of 55. These older employees have retained and found employment for differing and various reasons. It has been predicted that people over the age of 55 will increase in the representation of the American workforce in the next decade. Surprisingly older workers have been found to have been more persistent in finding employment and remaining employed more so than their younger competition (McMahon 141)....   [tags: Workplace Diversity]
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Annotated Bibliography on Racial Diversity - Annotated Bibliography Journals: Denson, N., & Chang, M. (2009). Racial Diversity Matters: The Impact of Diversity-Related Student Engagement and Institutional Context. American Educational Research Journal, 46, 322-353. This article discusses the different forms of racial diversity contribution to students’ educational and learning experiences and the autonomous positive effects on students who adopt these diversity opportunities. The author demonstrates how the quality of higher education is substantially heightened by diversity-connected efforts....   [tags: Segregation, Discrimination]
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Diversity in Early Education - One hundred years ago, people did not leave their hometown, much less move their families into multicultural neighborhoods filled with diverse children from all over the planet. However, that is changing. With a more globalized world, minorities are finally represented throughout the country, and diversity is becoming more important than ever. In schools, some has been done to address this drastic reduction in prejudice and increase in opportunities. While completely integrating diversity into classrooms is a challenge due to differences in cultural behavior, and misconceived notions of diversity education, there are many studies which are benefiting multiculturalism and strategies created...   [tags: hometown, multicultural neighborhoods]
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Social Comparison theory - People tend to compare themselves to others in present modern day. Comparison has no limits; they do not just compare their homes, their cars, their families, but also their intelligence. Sometimes questioning their own analogies and wondering why is it that they must compare and contrast. Truth is a large majority of humans cross-cultural all tend to compare each other. When comparing each other’s social intelligence and cognitive intelligence based on academic achievement professionals may find a distinction between social metric popularity a measure of acceptance and perceived popularity a measure of social dominance (Meijs, Cillessen, Scholte, Segers, & Spijkerman, 2010)....   [tags: Intelligence Rating, Social Problem Solving]
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Cultural Diversity in Patients - This essay will focus on outlining the fundamental principles of cultural diversity and how effective nursing interventions are used when providing an adequate amount of care for an individual from a culturally diverse background and how this may collide with the nursing therapeutic engagement. This essay will give the reader an insight upon culture whilst giving a significant explanation of cultural differences within a health setting. The patient’s real name will not be used and will be referred to as Mr....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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How Language is Influenced by Social and Cultural Factors - Sociolinguistics – How language is influenced by social and cultural factor Sociolinguistics is the internal examination of how language works. It investigates the individual and social variations in the flow or development of language. A language reflects a nation’s characteristic and contains historical and cultural backgrounds of the nation. Every nation has its own way of living their life. They have their own rules and regulations, which are handed down from generation to generation. Every nation has a different social background and geographic situation....   [tags: sociolinguistics, social variations] 1091 words
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Hispanic American Diversity - The diversity of Hispanics shares the same language but have many differences. In this research paper the four groups that I will be discussing will include: Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican American, Venezuelan American and finally the Colombian American. The areas that will be discussed will include: linguistic, political, social, economic religion and family conventions and or family status. Puerto Rican Americans When leaving the entrance of any train station in the Brooklyn N. Y, you could immediately hear the salsa music blaring from several cars, home and corner stores....   [tags: Hispanic American Diversity Race Immigration] 1278 words
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Intellectual Diversity - Intellectual Diversity is the notion college students are presented with one side to an argument in relation to politics. Specifically, the majority of colleges are liberal and therefore, outnumbering the amount of conservative ones. Thus, students only receive education based on one form of political ideology. David Horowitz, who wants Intellectual Diversity mandated into schools, explains young adults experience one-sided politics while growing up. College is supposed to expand a person’s Intellectual Diversity, not limit it....   [tags: university education]
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Reasons Behind the Rise of Workplace Diversity - Nowadays, diversity is an important factor inside the organizational structures as organization worldwide. As we all know, workforce diversity can be defined as a workforce that consist of a broad mix of peoples within a workforces that including from a different unit of racial, religion and ethic background with a different of ages, genders and sexual orientation, employees mental ability and a different domestic and national cultures. Regarding to Wentling and Palma, the diversity also can explain as the co-existence of employees from various socio-cultural backgrounds within the company (Wentling, R.M., and N....   [tags: globalization, creativity, opportunity] 555 words
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Diversity Management Strategies - ... This understanding is simplifies the organisational business operations as well. Combine diversity management with HRM practices As suggest by Doug (1999) the other best way is to manage diversity is keep every employee in the process of achieving organisational objectives. The human resources manager has different skills for influence for change the attitude and behaviour of the employee. Those include recruitment, selection, training and development, performance evaluating and assessment, compensation and reward....   [tags: productivity and team cohesiveness] 923 words
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Embracing Diversity: The Case of South Africa - ... Embracing and practicing multiple strategies around diversity issues in the workplace promotes the image projected by the organization. Most people prefer choosing to work for companies with a caring and welcoming attitude. There are also legal cases around infringements around diversity with current and future employment law. There are instances of some organizations facing massive legal costs and damage to their reputations because of poor employment practice and procedures. People can think of diversity by beginning to think of biological diversity of an ecosystem....   [tags: equal treatment policies] 878 words
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Improving Education through Cultural Diversity - In today’s society, cultural diversity is important as it was many centuries ago. According to dictionary, cultural diversity is the coexistence of different culture, ethnic, race, gender in one specific unit. In order, for America to be successful, our world must be a multicultural world. This existence starts within our learning facilities where our students and children are educated. This thesis is “changing the way America, sees education through cultural diversity, has been co existing in many countries across the world....   [tags: education, culture]
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The Importance of Cultural Diversity Within Organizations - When discussion is raised in relation to diversity, society talks about the group who possess individual qualities that are diverse from other individual’s traits. Diversity is the uniqueness, which every employee brings to the workplace in an organization or establishment. Examples of differences include nationality, belief, disabilities, physical appearance, race, gender, age, educational background, sexual orientation, and work experience, social and family status. At the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a work environment that respects and includes various individuals, by maximizing the potential of all employees or in which every employee feels integrated within the organizat...   [tags: Multicultural Structure]
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The Social Responsibility of a Software Engineer - The Social Responsibility of a Software Engineer Abstraction: The social responsibility is one of important responsibilities defined by ACM in its ethic codes for software engineer. Compare to other responsibilities, social responsibility is more remote and ambiguous. When a software engineer obtained the privilege to practice his/her right from the society, he/she is required to take corresponding responsibilities. But the definition of the responsibilities is not unified in computing professional community but heavily depended on the software engineer's personal life experience and the social environment around him/her....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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The Existence of Heterosexism Among Social Work Students and Its Prevalence - Research oriented scholars in the field of social work have been concerned with the inadequacies of the use of research with practitioners (Rubin & Parrish, 2007). Social workers have tended to rely on supervisors and authorities for guidance in their practice instead of utilizing research studies (Mullen & Bacon, 2004). In recent years, evidence based practiced has been the latest attempt to bridge the gap between practice and research in social work education (Rubin & Parrish, 2007). Students of social work education will need to be able to comprehend research articles, analyze their faults, and utilize them in practice....   [tags: Social Work, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Diversity Myth - The Diversity Myth The idea that "diversity" is one of the country's great strengths is now so firmly rooted that virtually anyone can evoke it, praise it, and wallow in it without fear of contradiction. It has become one of the great unassailably American ideas, like democracy, patriotism, the family, or Martin Luther King. The President of the United States glories in diversity. In May, 1995, in a message recognizing the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, William Clinton said, "The Fifth of May offers all of us a chance to celebrate the cultural diversity that helps to make our nation great." A few days later, when he designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, he said, "With t...   [tags: History Argumentative Political Science Essays] 5525 words
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Social Protection in Developing Countries - The global crisis has sharply underscored the need to strengthen social protection institutions in developing countries, and especially in low income countries. Before the onset of the crisis in November 2008, a growing body of research had accumulated proving a comprehensive knowledge base demonstrating that social protection programmes are effective instruments in reducing poverty and enhancing human development. In the decade prior to the onset of the crisis a large number among the new social protection programmes had emerged in the South with a specific focus on children....   [tags: Social Issues] 982 words
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