Understanding Human Differences
  • Author : Kent L. Koppelman
  • Release Date : 11 January 2016
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 13 : 9780133949766

Understanding Human Differences Book Summary

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This well-written, accessible, widely popular resource uses a stimulating inquiry approach to engage readers in discussion and debate around the most critical issues of diversity in America. Grounded in research from behavioral and social sciences–including education, psychology, history, sociology, biology, anthropology, women’s studies, and ethnic studies–the book uses the question and answer format to bring real meaning and understanding to the topics. The book’s conceptual framework focuses on culture, the individual, and institutions. The first section examines individual concerns, the second section describes the cultural/historical context, and the third section explores racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, and ableism by addressing all three areas such as historical biases based on cultural norms, individual prejudices based on myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes about diverse groups, and how institutional discrimination advantages dominant group members and disadvantages oppressed groups. The last section focuses on changes already achieved or that need to be implemented in schools and other areas of society to create a more just society.

Understanding Human Differences

Understanding Human Differences

Author : Kent L. Koppelman
Publisher : Pearson
Genre : Education
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This well-written, accessible, widely popular resource uses a stimulating inquiry approach to engage readers in discussion and debate around the most critical ...

Understanding Human Differences

Understanding Human Differences

Author : Kent L. Koppelman
Publisher : Pearson
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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Understanding Human Differences and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0134044312. This well-written, accessible, widely popular resource uses a stimulating inquiry approach to engage readers in discussion and ...

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Understanding Human Differences

Understanding Human Differences

Author : Kent L. Koppelman
Publisher : Pearson
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A clear, engaging look at the most critical issues of diversity in the 21st century, focusing on the interactions and intersections between culture, the individual, and institutions Understanding Human Differences employs a stimulating inquiry approach to engage students in discussing and debating the most critical issues of diversity in America. ...