Delving Into Diversity

This book aims to highlight some of the issues surrounding diversity that are apparent in all educational settings regardless of the international location.

Author: Vanessa Green

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1608763617

Category: Education

Page: 346

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There is considerable interest in diversity within education as our communities become increasingly globalised and the evidence mounts that diversity is in fact the norm within most educational contexts. This book aims to highlight some of the issues surrounding diversity that are apparent in all educational settings regardless of the international location. It seeks to un-pack the range and breadth of diversity that educators are likely to face. In particular, the chapters in this book review research on the potential issues, challenges and possible learning opportunities that may arise for educators as a result of working with diverse learners in diverse educational contexts. As teachers become increasingly accountable for the quality of learning experiences they are under pressure to ensure that discrimination is not only recognised, but addressed in order that all participants experience quality learning environments. Thus each chapter considers a different aspect of diversity, raises issues of concern, at times challenges conventional wisdom and offers insights as to how educators may address these issues in their own context. Each chapter includes an implications section for educators as they seek to provide all learners with environments in which they can engage in quality learning experiences and have equal opportunities.
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Dialogues on Diversity and Unity in Federal Countries

Leading scholars and practitioners illustrate the current political , socio - economic , spatial , and cultural diversity in their country before delving into the role that social , historical and political factors have had in shaping ...

Author: Rupak Chattopadhyay

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773590847

Category: Political Science

Page: 80

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These lively, timely, and accessible dialogues on federal systems provide the reader with highlights of each topic, serving as an entry point to the corresponding book, which offers a more in depth, comprehensive exploration of the theme. Whether you are a student or teacher of federalism, working in the field of federalism, or simply interested in the theme, these booklets are an insightful and informative analysis of the topic at hand in each of the featured countries. Booklet 7 examines the balance of diversity and unity in the following federal or federal-type countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Nigeria, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States of America. Contributors include Nicholas Aroney (University of Queensland, Australia), Balveer Arora (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), Petra Bendel (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), Irina Busygina (Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia), César Colino (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain), Frank Delmartino (Institute of International and European Policy, Belgium), Hugues Dumont (Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Belgium), Marcus Faro de Castro (Brasília University, Brazil), Assefa Fiseha (Ethiopian Civil Service College, Ethiopia), Thomas Fleiner (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Alain-G. Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada), Mohammed Habib (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia), Andreas Heinemann-Grüder (University of Bonn, Germany), Maya Hertig (University of Geneva, Switzerland), John Kincaid (Lafayette College, USA), Gilberto Marcos Antonio Rodrigues (Catholic University of Santos, Brazil), Luis Moreno (Spanish National Research Council, Spain), Richard Simeon (University of Toronto, Canada), Roland Sturm (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), Rotimi T. Suberu (Bennington College, USA), and Sébastien Van Drooghenbroeck (Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Belgium).
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Diversity and Social Justice in Early Childhood Education

Delving into diversity: An international exploration of issues of diversity in education, 139–49. Hauppage, NY: Nova Science Publishers. Wenger, E. 1998. Communities of practice: Learning, meaning, and identity.

Author: Kirsten Lauritsen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443892162

Category: Education

Page: 197

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This collection is aimed at practitioners and scholars interested in democracy, social justice and diversity. The importance of the book lies in the way it discusses possible ways for early childhood education to work with diversity and language in order to allow inclusion and social justice for all children. Building on case studies from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the text offers broad insights into the field of diversity through historical and organisational perspectives, as well as viewpoints of children, practitioners and parents.
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Living Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education with in Indigenous Communities

In V. Green & S. Cherrington (Eds.), Delving into diversity: An international exploration of issues of diversity in education (pp. 45–56). New York, NY: Nova Science. Averill, R., Anderson, D., Easton, H., Te Maro, P., Smith, D., ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004415768

Category: Education

Page: 291

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Living Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education with/in Indigenous Communities provides a critical examination of the nature, possibilities and challenges of culturally responsive mathematics education and how it is lived with/in Indigenous communities across international contexts connecting land, community, mathematics, and culture.
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Language and Superdiversity

Second Step: Delving into Diversity Discourses – 'Diversity' and 'Counter-Diversity' In a recent paper, Steven Vertovec (2012) explores the swift rise of what he calls 'diversity' (in quotation marks) – 'discourses about diversity' ...

Author: Karel Arnaut

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317548348

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 286

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A first synthesis of work done in sociolinguistic superdiversity, this volume offers a substantial introduction to the field and the issues and state-of-the-art research papers organized around three themes: Sketching the paradigm, Sociolinguistic complexity, Policing complexity. The focus is to show how complexity rather than plurality can serve as a lens through which an equally vast range of topics, sites, and issues can be tied together. Superdiversity captures the acceleration and intensification of processes of social ‘mixing’ and ‘fragmentation’ since the early 1990s, as an outcome of two different but related processes: new post-Cold War migration flows, and the advent and spread of the Internet and mobile technologies. The confluence of these forces have created entirely new sociolinguistic environments, leading to research in the past decade that has brought a mixture of new empirical terrain–extreme diversity in language and literacy resources, complex repertoires and practices of participants in interaction–and conceptual challenges. Language and Superdiversity is a landmark volume bringing together the work of the scholars and researchers who spearhead the development of the sociolinguistics of superdiversity.
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Strategic Diversity Leadership

Conducting an Institutional Diversity Audit An effective diversity plan should take into account where your institution is on its diversity journey before delving into where you want to go. To achieve campus diversity goals, ...

Author: Damon A. Williams

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781579228224

Category: Education

Page: 464

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In today’s world – whether viewed through a lens of educational attainment, economic development, global competitiveness, leadership capacity, or social justice and equity – diversity is not just the right thing to do, it is the only thing to do! Following the era of civil rights in the 1960s and ‘70s, the 1990s and early 21st century have seen both retrenchment and backlash years, but also a growing recognition, particularly in business and the military, that we have to educate and develop the capacities of our citizens from all levels of society and all demographic and social groups to live fulfilling lives in an inter-connected globe. For higher education that means not only increasing the numbers of diverse students, faculty, and staff, but simultaneously pursuing excellence in student learning and development, as well as through research and scholarship – in other words pursuing what this book defines as strategic diversity leadership. The aim is to create systems that enable every student, faculty, and staff member to thrive and achieve to maximum potential within a diversity framework. This book is written from the perspective that diversity work is best approached as an intellectual endeavor with a pragmatic focus on achieving results that takes an evidence-based approach to operationalizing diversity. It offers an overarching conceptual framework for pursuing diversity in a national and international context; delineates and describes the competencies, knowledge and skills needed to take effective leadership in matters of diversity; offers new data about related practices in higher education; and presents and evaluates a range of strategies, organizational structures and models drawn from institutions of all types and sizes. It covers such issues as the reorganization of the existing diversity infrastructure, building accountability systems, assessing the diversity process, and addressing legal threats to implementation. Its purpose is to help strategic diversity leaders combine big-picture thinking with an on-the-ground understanding of organizational reality and work strategically with key stakeholders and allies. This book is intended for presidents, provosts, chief diversity officers or diversity professionals, and anyone who wants to champion diversity and embed its objectives on his or her campus, whether at the level of senior administration, as members of campus organizations or committees, or as faculty, student affairs professionals or students taking a leadership role in making and studying the process of change. This title is also available in a set with its companion volume, The Chief Diversity Officer.
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Neural Information Processing

Delving into Diversity in Substitute Ensembles and Transferability of Adversarial Examples Jie Hang, KeJi Han, and Yun Li(&) School of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, ...

Author: Long Cheng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030041823

Category: Computers

Page: 687

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The seven-volume set of LNCS 11301-11307, constitutes the proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2018, held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in December 2018. The 401 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 575 submissions. The papers address the emerging topics of theoretical research, empirical studies, and applications of neural information processing techniques across different domains. The third volume, LNCS 11303, is organized in topical sections on embedded learning, transfer learning, reinforcement learning, and other learning approaches.
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Multiculturalism United in Diversity

Before delving into “doing more with less,” let's follow the example of French car producer Renault and its Romanian brand Dacia. romanian cars from a French company on the German autobahn: “dacia is a romanian car manufacturer acquired ...

Author: Irina Budrina

Publisher: ePublishers & Editura Coresi


Category: Education

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A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY Irina Budrina not only knows what she writes and talks about, but she is, as they say, walking her talk. Born in Russia, having traveled all over the world, with an MBA in Japan and a Ph.D. in Romania (REI, ASE) she has been living in Romania for the last 12 years. The present book is, therefore, based on her very rich and significant encounters with people and organizations in various parts of the world and mainly in Romania. You are reading a book which is a voyage of discovery and learning about our own and other cultures. Leadership, intercultural communication, cultural dimensions, cultural values and gender issues in business and beyond business are just some of the discussions you are going to be part of through Irina Budrina’s knowledgeable and skillful guidance. This is a book to enjoy and to reflect upon. Professor Mariana Nicolae, REI (ASE) In today’s world, exposure to other cultures has become a symbol of increasing globalization processes. Many people leave their home area to go on a voyage of discovery and learning about other cultures that affects their original cultural identity. The needs of the 21st century demand citizens that are culturally sensitive and internationally focused, with an orientation toward the future rather than the past. Cultural Diversity is in it. The concept of multiculturalism offers a new orientation toward the future. “Multiculturalism is a system of beliefs and behaviors that recognizes and respects the presence of all diverse groups in an organization or society, acknowledges and values their socio-cultural differences, and encourages and enables their continued contribution within an inclusive cultural context which empowers all within the organization or society” (Caleb Rosado, 1997). The essence of multiculturalism is the ability to celebrate with the Other in a manner that removes all barriers and brings unity in diversity. Multiculturalism pushes us to look upon the Other not as a potential enemy but as a profitable partner. Managing diversity is an ongoing process that unleashes the various talents and capabilities which a diverse population brings to an organization, community or society, so as to create a wholesome, inclusive environment, that is safe for differences, enables people to reject rejection, celebrates diversity, and maximizes the full potential of all, in a cultural context where everyone benefits. Multiculturalism, as the art of managing diversity, is an inclusive process where no one is left out. Diversity, in its essence, then is a safeguard against ethnocentrism (making of one group as the norm for all groups). No cultures should be verbally and/or physically attacked based solely on the negative meaning given due to biological, cultural, political or socioeconomic differences (such as gender, age, race/ethnicity, political party, class, education, values, religious affiliation or sexual orientation The motivating factor for such attitude is fear, arising out of ignorance of the other culture, which is different from your own. Multiculturalism should be the only option open to educators, leaders and administrators in an ever-increasing culturally pluralistic environment. Today’s diverse student populations and workforce is simply not going to go away, but increase. This is the direction of the future multicultural, multi-ethnic, multilingual communities. And effective leaders are recognizing it. The art of managing diversity is thus of great concern to all persons charged with the responsibility of overseeing the work of others. Multiculturalism, then, may very well be part of an ongoing process which enables people to become world citizens–persons who are able to transfer their own racial/ethnic, gender, cultural and socio-political reality and identify with humankind throughout the world, at all levels of human needs.
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Social Diversity within Multiliteracies

Compton focus on three key lessons learned from English learners (ELs) when Haag left her university teaching ... 14) bring the chapters together by delving into the lessons learned about social diversity within multiliteracies.

Author: Fenice B. Boyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317693307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Using a multiliteracies theoretical framework highlighting social diversity and multimodality as central in the process of meaning making, this book examines literacy teaching and learning as embedded in cultural, linguistic, racial, sexual, and gendered contexts and explores ways to foster learning and achievement for diverse students in various settings. Attending simultaneously to topics around two overarching and interrelated themes—languages and language variations, and cultures, ethnicities, and identities—the chapter authors examine the roles that multiliteracies play in students’ lives in and out of classrooms. In Part I, readers are asked to examine beliefs and dispositions as related to different languages, language varieties, cultures, ethnicities, and identities. Part II engages readers in examining classroom and community practices related to different languages and language varieties, cultures, ethnicities, and identities.
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Face to Face

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Author: Susan RoAne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416561651

Category: Business & Economics

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Whether it's handling office politics, turning small talk into BIG TALK, finding a mentor, or conducting successful business deals over meals, Susan RoAne offers tips to interact and connect with ease and confidence in shared social space. Email, texting, BlackBerry, Facebook: more and more, technology dominates our communication. We are often tuning out those around us—to the point of emailing the person at the next desk or surreptitiously checking our BlackBerrys during a meeting. Practical and eminently readable, Face to Face belongs in every handbag or briefcase to help today's professionals succeed in the workplace and the public space.
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