Diversity Language, cultures, national or religious is different anywhere across the globe. It is important for organizations to be fluent with the languages and have recognizing of the differences there are in its people. This is even more so when conducting business outside the United States. Chevron strives to be the leader in diversity throughout the globe. Chevron respects and values its people differences.
Without relationships who would we be, what would we do and where would we belong? Relationships eminently seem to be the foundation of belonging, whether it is in a family, friendship, romance or otherwise. Relationships are able to enrich our identity and sense of belonging which can therefore lead to acceptance and understanding. Consequently, belonging can also have the ability to have negative repercussions for individuals involved in these relationships. ‘The Sandwich Generation’ by Julie Winokur and Ed Kashi as well as ‘Feliks Skrzynecki’ by Peter Skrzynecki both outline the understanding of belonging and what it means for those involved in the relationships.
Chapter 22: Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only? In Mary C. Waters’ essay, “Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?” she discusses how sex, age, visible disabilities and skin color are important characteristics in life. We are all socialized in different categories, different classes and of course different ethnicities. People sometimes chose to identify with certain ethnicities as Waters explains because of benefits and or proud tradition. Waters’ essay mainly focuses on different examples as to why or why not people chose to identify with ethnicities.
The SIT does not place importance on what outsiders think of an individual and their placement within a group, rather the theory is wholly dependant on the individuals self assessment and ideas of themselves and where they belong. Social Identity Theory categorises social groups as dichotomous, either 'In' groups or 'Out' groups whereby the 'In' group have a more positive image and the 'out' group have a lower social status. Tajfel found that people have a basic need to satisfy their social identity which results in social groups pushing towards having the best image and the highest status by lowering the status of others. This contributes to the understanding of where a physically disabled person would be placed socially, groups maximise differences and try to highlight their own superiority through their positive attributes which, in the case of able bodied or disabled, is the full use of their bodies. An individual will base a social group on their body, this is what one will see or feel every day and can be measured against others or
According to Harris, they are referencing different components of humanity. In ideal U.S. culture, one would not understand these differences. It is important for ethnographers and world travelers to understand these differences in relation to other cultures because other cultures may have multiple words for the essence of a person (individual and self are considered in this essence). According to Grace
Although sometimes this means the quality of the academic programs are not as high as those of private schools are, this is not always the case, if you check with a realtor in the area where you live or are planning to move to, they can inform you of the standard of the schools in your area. Public schools vary widely in academics and extracurricular programs. Students are exposed to more people from differing social-economic backgrounds. This teaches children how to get along with one another regardless of differences, and can provide a more complete educational experience. In a public school, you will know what to expect in terms of curriculum and philosophy.
Many schools emphasize parental involvement, because of the great impact it has on students, schools, and communities. Students benefit if teachers and parents are in consensus with one another. Both education and the government officials are improving and implementing the importance of parental involvement in schools. Also, many methods and organizations are being developed to emphasize the importance of parental involvement and use educational tactics to increase the level and quality of parent involvement. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the lack of parental involvement, importance of parental involvement on the academic achievement of students, and the local and national resources that are available to increase parental involvement in schools.
I will also critically discuss the importance of social class in contemporary Britain. Identity is the way we look at ourselves and the way other people in the society look at us. This differentiates between each individual as identity takes in count gender, race, religion skin colour and family background. There is a lot of evidence that suggest ethnic identity is also very important as part of an individual’s identity, for example, African-Caribbean people find skin colour a very important source of identity (Modood 1997), there was also a study done which involved third generation British Asians the findings were that British Asians ‘adopt a ‘dual identity’, in that they inherit an Asian identity and adopt a British one’ (Johal 1998). Social class is a system of stratification, which refers to people being placed in different levels in society.
This will be because the parent and teacher will be seen to be working toward the same ends, although at times from different perspectives. The school parental involvement policy provides a platform where every parent is to given equal priority and this consequently removes discriminatory and cultural barriers. The Benefits of Parental Involvement in Schools Parents’ help in the school is extremely valuable, whether it is within the class or to the school as a whole. Education research repeatedly documents that parent and community involvement in education contributes to students’ academic success. According to Henderson & Berla, (1995) & National PTA (1998) “When parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents' education level”.