ERIC Number: ED319280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Valuing Diversity on Campus: A Multicultural Approach. College Unions At Work Monograph Series Number 11.
Woolbright, Cynthia, Ed.
The social isolation caused by differing cultural backgrounds of minority students on college campuses creates certain "points of tension" that reduce faculty effectiveness and limit student vision. This monograph attempts to provide a greater awareness and understanding of these issues within the context of the role of college unions and student activities. The first chapter provides an overview for concepts of racism, diversity, and culture and identifies the importance of institutions and power as related to oppression. Chapters 2-5 identify four racial-ethnic group classifications, including Blacks, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans, and supplies historical background information for each group. Chapters 6 and 7 identify gay and lesbian and religious issues as considerations in diversity. Chapter 8 describes a four-stage model for multicultural education and awareness based on developmental sequence for achieving a multicultural consciousness. The final chapter summarizes authors' comments and conclusions. References accompany each chapter. (GLR)
Descriptors: Campuses, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Isolation, Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Institutional Role, Minority Groups, Models, Multicultural Education, Racial Bias, Religious Cultural Groups, Social Integration
Association of College Unions-International, 400 East Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($28.00 members, $45.00 non-members).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of College Unions-International, Bloomington, IN.