ERIC Number: ED419060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Meeting the Challenge of Our Multicultural America & Beyond.
Christiansen, Paul D.; Young, Michelle
This volume is an effort to introduce the general reader to people from several of the world's cultures. Beginning with their own autobiographical sketches, the authors move on to present brief profiles of representatives of many cultures. The following chapters are included in part I, "Mosaic": (1) "Multicultural Stew"; (2) "The Americans"; (3) "The Western Europeans"; (4) "The Jewish Holocaust and Beyond"; (5) "The Baltic Peoples, Easterners, & New Russians"; (6) "The Africans"; (7) "The Middle and Near Easterns"; (8) "The Far Easterners & Pacific Rim"; and (9) "The Folks Down Under." In part II, "Business Affairs," chapter 10, "Corporate Cultural Challenge" discusses the challenges faced by corporations with multicultural workforces. In part III, "Bias and Prejudice," chapter 11, discusses understanding and overcoming prejudice. In part IV, "Celebration," chapter 12, discusses celebrating diversity. An epilogue presents the story of an Alaskan television program, "Heartbeat Alaska," and its emphasis on cultures of the area. A glossary is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Multicultural Education, Personal Narratives, Social Bias
Caddo Gap Press, 3145 Geary Boulevard, Suite 275, San Francisco, CA 94118 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books
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