ERIC Number: ED357224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Valuing Differences and Celebrating Diversity. A Report of the Council on Diversity in Extension to the Cooperative Extension System. Meeting Highlights (Washington, D.C., July 11-12, 1991).
Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
The Council on Diversity in Extension was created as an advisory council for the Cooperative Extension System. The council's first meeting was devoted to providing feedback on a draft document titled "Pathway to Diversity: The Strategic Plan for the Cooperative Extension System's Emphasis on Diversity." This report of the highlights of that meeting is a combination summary of the council's major conclusions and sampling of relevant quotations and suggestions presented at the meeting. It is divided into three parts. The first part, entitled "The Pathway to Diversity: Commitment and Choices," covers the rationale for diversity, the lack of any quick fixes, personal development and empowerment, management strategies, and the importance of celebrating diversity. The second part, "The Cooperative Extension System Diversity Plan" focuses on dealing with the extension's goal, its "hook," its basic philosophy about diversity, a historical perspective on diversity, and the ways in which people are held accountable. Finally, in "Closing Thoughts," series of seven brief closing pieces of advice concludes the report. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.