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ERIC Number: EJ1056916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-7615
Tolerance as Civility in Contemporary Workplace Diversity Initiatives
Von Bergen, C. W.; Collier, George
Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, v3 n1 p86-97 2013
Valuing diversity emphasizes the awareness, recognition, understanding, and appreciation of human differences and revolves around creating an inclusive environment in which everyone feels esteemed. This generally takes place through a series of management education and training programs that attempt to improve interpersonal relationships among workers by asking participants to become more tolerant--generally understood today as an approval and acceptance of others' practices, opinions, and beliefs. Because tolerance is such a highly desirable quality in U.S. society, and seemingly one of its few non-controversial values, rarely is its significance questioned. Nevertheless, contemporary interpretations of tolerance may be problematic for multicultural programs. Tolerance understood as respect and civility toward others is offered as a more appropriate and effective tool for easing hostile tensions between individuals and groups and for helping communities move past intractable conflict.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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