Developing Consciousness of Difference

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Developing a Consciousness of Difference February 21, 2008
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Developing a Consciousness of Difference "The limits of our understanding are really contingent cognitive biases built into us at this moment of evolutionary history." McGinn, 2002, p.4
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Developing a Consciousness of Difference Schools are complex mini communities that reflect many of the unsolved issues of the larger society – yet culturally diverse teachers and students are required to work together. Teachers are expected to create inclusive, equitable, democratic communities that enable all students to learn.
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Diversity Diversity refers to dissimilarities in traits, qualities, characteristics, beliefs, values, and mannerisms present in self and others. It is displayed through: predetermined factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, national origin, and sexual orientations changeable features, such as citizenship, worldviews, language, schooling, religious beliefs, martial, parental , and socioeconomic status, and work experience.
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What is a Consciousness of Difference? Deliberate awareness and thoughtful exploration
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course INST 322 taught by Professor Hill-jackson during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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