Frameworks for Cultural and Racial Diversity: Teaching and by Dorothy Chave Herberg

By Dorothy Chave Herberg

It is a ebook for human carrier staff on how you can practice social technology wisdom approximately cultural and racial sensitivity on an ongoing foundation in expert perform.

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In most instances, the extreme types do not exist but some modified version does. Generally, change is from high to low context values: high context societies are becoming more low context as technological development alters relationships and modem communications permit the fast exportation of ideas from low to high context cultures. Where low context and high context values meet there is often much conflict. Some examples of this will be given later. Also, many ethno-cultural groups and their members in Canada are subject to the pressure of the technological nature of our society and have to shift from a high context to a lower context in their daily lives.

The ten dimensions along which high and low context cultures vary are developed in Chapters 3 and 4. This page intentionally left blank Chapter 3 Values: Emotional Heartland — Five Contexted Values INTRODUCTION TO CONTEXTING, A PRIME CONCEPT FOR THE MULTICULTURAL METHOD Since this book is about a multicultural approach to human service work, the main concepts will be about values, the central element of culture. Later chapters will discuss values in behaviour and where values come from. The next two chapters present a scheme for a vocabulary about values in service settings.

When these issues are multiplied by the number of separate and different ethnic groups, the task becomes almost infinite. To have enough rigorous research conducted, where probabilities of the presence of cultural traits could become known, is not practical or possible. There is not the time, the money, or sufficient professional expertise to conduct such studies. Processual Nature of Reality Another requirement for a concept to be used in a practice situation is that the processual nature of reality must be taken into account.

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