KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS WORKBOOKLET Outcome 1 Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1. 1Explain what is meant by: • Diversity: means difference. Diversity is about valving everyone's individual differences, atributes, talents and characteristics, social, cultural or ethnic differences within a population. This is mean the service users, families, colleagues and other co-workers will come from a wide range of social, ethnic backgrounds. However, diversity recognises that through people have things in common between each other, everyone's is different and unique in many ways.
With courses covering who we are and what our roles are in society, this will help us understand why we are perceived the way we are and answer why we are treated or treat others the way we do. Takaki believes that examining the different cultures and groups allows students to do many things. They can answer their own questions about what they have witnessed in life, and how it has shaped their beliefs; they can also answer others questions who were less fortunate to take such informational courses about multicultural reality. Courses could range from specific topics, but then they can also branch out into broad subjects. Curriculums may include “…diversity in relation to gender, immigration, urbanization, technology, or the labor market.
Diversity is differences, unlikeness. Diversity is valued for its ability to reach a broader range of people. Since diversity includes people from different cultures, races or backgrounds it can be used to add perspective and depth to a project that without diversity it would be harder to reach these sectors and people in them. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society?
1. How would you define cultural awareness? Cultural awareness is the acceptance, awareness and understanding of the differences in cultures, backgrounds, values, behaviours and beliefs. 2. Describe the cultural diversity of the people who live in your community?
Running head: Multicultural Concepts 1 Multicultural Concepts Chelsie J. Bonner ENG 157 July 21, 2014 Michael Cromwell Multicultural Concepts It’s evident that there are many different cultures throughout the world. Each culture has its similarities and differences. For example, a similarity would be the United States class system and India’s caste system. While it is a similarity because it shows the different classes of people, it could also be a difference because they are significant to the two cultures in different ways. Each culture has a similar structural system such as political, military, religion, and social structures.
Cultural diversity is defined as “the array of differences among groups of people with definable and unique cultural backgrounds” (Diller, 2007, p. 4). A culturally diverse society comprises various cultural and linguistic groups. This essay will discuss how managing a wide range of cultural diversity in the workplace is challenging but not impossible. A discussion on how managing cultural diversity in the workplace will be provided, as well as linking this to theory. An explanation of ethnic and cultural demographics will also be provided and a conclusion will follow discussing key findings found in the essay.
Cross Cultural Experience Introduction Cross-cultural experiences can be defined in several ways. Some view these experiences as a gateway to interact with people from diverse culture, often experiencing things unfathomable in relation to one's own life. Also, some would say that cross-culture is a way to understand people of all races and circumstances, lowering the threat of war and misunderstandings. I believe that cross-culture means all of these ideas. It’s a way to explore others world or culture from their words.
Diversity and Inclusion SOC 315 February 19, 2011 Diversity and Inclusion Cultural diversity, especially in the present age, is evident in most every area of the world. According to Dictionary.com, cultural diversity is defined as “ethnic, gender, racial, and socioeconomic variety in a situation, institution, or group; the coexistence of different ethnic, gender, racial, and socioeconomic groups within one social unit” (Cultural diversity, p. 1). This definition will give one the general dimensions of cultural diversity. Many dimensions of cultural diversity exist, a few of which will be covered here. One of the most common dimensions of cultural diversity is gender.
1. Understand the importance of equality and inclusion 2.1 Explain what is meant by diversity Diversity: Diversity literally means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognizing and valuing those differences. Diversity therefore consists of visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age.By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued.
In our case, a category of people different from others by character, ideologies, views and so on for example Kenyans, Catholics, Protestants, and Muslim etc. Social categories are therefore made of sets of people who bear a label(s) which distinguish them from others mainly on the basis of rules of membership to that category or by a set of characteristics thought to be unique to the members of that category (such as physical attributes, moral beliefs and desires). The category ‘‘professor,’’ for example, has rules of membership defined by a credentialing process and the requirement of being employed as a professor, and a content that includes a host of norms for proper behavior. Ethnic identities are understood to be defined mainly by descent rules of group membership and content typically composed of cultural attributes, such as religion, language, customs, and shared historical myths. What does it mean, then, to say that ethnic identities are socially constructed?