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ERIC Number: EJ828350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Working with "Diverse Bodies, Diverse Identities": An Approach to Professional Education about "Diversity"
D'Cruz, Heather
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v11 n1 p35-57 Jan 2007
The complexity and diversity of populations in contemporary Western societies is becoming a significant public policy issue. The concept of "diversity" has come to represent cultural, ethnic, racial and religious differences between the "dominant group" and immigrant and indigenous populations. "Diversity training" is amongst many strategies being implemented to address social and economic objectives in complex societies. This paper discusses and critically evaluates a professional education programme, "Diverse Bodies, Diverse Identities", that is offered to human service practitioners and social work students in Victoria, Australia. It is concluded that a range of approaches is needed to address "diversity" in contemporary societies. (Contains 1 note and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia