ERIC Number: EJ913714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
Ethnic-Sensitive Practice: Contradictions and Recommendations
Iglehart, Alfreda P.; Becerra, Rosina M.
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v16 n3-4 p43-63 2008
This article identifies some of the contradictions at the theoretical, attitudinal, and behavioral levels that are inherent in current approaches to ethnic-sensitive practice, including: (1) diversity and the history of the profession; (2) ethnicity as a credential; (3) the differential status of minority groups; and (4) the reliance on self-awareness. Recommendations are presented to stimulate thinking outside and beyond the box, such as redefining and expanding approaches to ethnic-sensitive practice; creating agency environments that support ethnic-sensitive practice; and expanding ethnic-sensitive practice to include a focus on the structures, institutions, and policies that are required for the sustained implementation of ethnic-sensitive practice.
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Ethnicity, Social Status, Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Policy, Social Attitudes, Educational History, Racial Differences, Cultural Differences, Self Concept, Consciousness Raising
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