ERIC Number: ED469428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Making Diversity Awareness Part of Your Teaching.
Kirk, Rea; Nkemnji, John; Gudgeon, Katherine; Hardy, Sarah; Hooker, Gina; Lowry, Mark; Roberts, Brionne
This paper presents a series of interactive activities designed to help educators make diversity awareness part of their teaching. The activities are: "Best Friends," which helps people recognize the role race plays in their perceptions of people and in their values; "Conclusion Jumping," which helps people identify common stereotypes and raise awareness of common attitudes and feelings toward other individuals' sexual orientation and gender (pointing out that most people have commonly held stereotypes that are triggered by certain words); "Banana Exercise," which introduces the concept of stereotypes and illustrates how generalizations influence people's thinking; and "Cultural Differences in Communication," which points out the impact culture has on communication style and comfort level. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Convocation of Kappa Delta Pi (43rd, Orlando, FL, November 2001).