Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 11.2

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 11.2

  1. 1. Diversity, Tolerance & Respect Section 11.2: Diversity on Campus Taking Charge: Chapter 11 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Campus Diversity <ul><li>Practicing personal tolerance will lead to educational tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>All people deserve a non-hostile environment in which to learn </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Is That a GIRL in My Lab? <ul><li>Technical college classes have been considered a man’s domain in the past </li></ul><ul><li>Intolerance against women must be addressed at the college level if it is to be conquered at the professional level </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Questions to Ask Yourself <ul><li>Why do I feel threatened by that person’s presence in my class? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I acting fairly toward that person? </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Sunlight Test </li></ul><ul><li>What do I gain from acting out intolerance? </li></ul><ul><li>What if it were me? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. I Can’t Understand What You’re Saying! <ul><li>Must accept the language differences of other nationalities </li></ul><ul><li>Campuses have become a melting pot </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. I Can’t Understand What You’re Saying! (cont.) <ul><li>If you can’t understand an instructor: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask if he or she can print out class notes for everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write everything down the instructor puts on the board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for a private appointment </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Watch Your Own Words <ul><li>Words are a powerful weapon </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals, not only educators, must take responsibility for their own actions in colleges </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. No-No’s <ul><li>Three linguistic no-no’s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid racial, gender and sexual-orientation stereotyping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid sexist language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid racial slurs and epithets </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>How have you witnessed intolerance in your school environment? How did you handle it? </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways can you practice tolerance while in the classroom? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>Diversity Issues http://humanresources.about.com/od/diversity/a/diversity.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance.org </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.tolerance.org/ </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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