ERIC Number: ED363958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Menucha VI: Diversity as Opportunity in Workplaces, Communities, and Schools. Conference Report (Corbett, Oregon, August 16-18, 1993).
Wang, Changhua; And Others
This document describes the proceedings of the 1993 Menucha Conference, sponsored by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) and the Northwest Futures Group for Work Relevant Education. Under the theme "Diversity in the Workplace," participants focused on building diversity as an opportunity. Summaries are presented of sessions that asked: (1) What is happening to people in workplaces, communities, and schools? (2) What is working? (3) How is "diversity" defined? and (4) What is the future of diversity? In a conference evaluation, almost all participants agreed or strongly agreed that the background materials received were helpful; that they began to develop a network of colleagues; and that they would be able to apply some of the ideas to their work. A conference observer noted that although participants dealt fairly well with the rationale and concrete issues of diversity, belief systems in education and society may serve to exclude discussion of these issues. Appendices contain the conference agenda and letter of participation, a list of participants, a synopsis of background materials, participants' quotes and cartoons, conference evaluation results, and the revised model for Restructuring Education for the 21st Century. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.