ERIC Number: ED409466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Appreciating Diversity: A Tool for Building Bridges.
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.
By the year 2000, one in three persons in the United States will belong to a minority group. This booklet aims to help adult educators promote awareness, understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the five major cultural groups in the United States: American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians and Pacific Americans, Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and White Americans. The booklet contains a section on the values and practices of each cultural group, including family, communication styles, view of the individual, social interaction, materialism and success, concept of time, concept of health, religion and spirituality, and volunteerism. The values discussed are traditional values and would apply to most, but not to all older people in a particular group. Suggestions on how to build bridges among individuals from different cultures are included in the booklet. Contains 16 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Americans, Latin Americans, Majority Attitudes, Minority Groups, Non English Speaking, Older Adults, Pacific Americans, Spanish Americans
American Association of Retired Persons, 601 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049 (order no. D15213).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.