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Understanding Cultural Diversity in Today's Complex World By Dr. Leo Parvis
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No one in this country is untouched by the impact of diversity. Yet, as diverse as diversity is, are too the many different emotions and attitudes evoked by diversity. As a nation, we are not well... More > equipped to deal with the swirling transitions that are converging on us on a daily basis because of the nature of being the most diverse country in the world. This text will well serve the purpose for many who decide to learn about the fundamentals of cultural diversity. It will be beneficial for educational institutions teaching students, and organizations whose ever-changing workforce leads to the necessity of educating employees on how to deal with the diversity of employees and customers in a positive manner. This timely publication is filled with current and relevant examples taken from pop culture: from TV shows, song lyrics, and poetry of the times. These excerpts make this publication much more interesting and easy for the reader to relate to and understand.< Less
12 Characteristics of an Effective Teacher By Robert J. Walker, Ed.D.
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This book discusses 12 Characteristics of Effective Teachers who were successful in getting their students to behave appropriately and to learn the subject matter. It presents heartwarming examples... More > of teachers who saw teaching not as a job, but as a noble mission. This book shares classroom strategies of teachers who made a difference in the lives of their students and in turn—were what inspired those students, in their adult lives, to also become teachers. This book presents true stories written by Education majors as they recount their experiences of being taught (grades K-12) by an effective teacher. It shares actual classroom examples of teachers who manifested each of the 12 Characteristics of an Effective Teacher. By acquiring these 12 characteristics, you too can have a positive impact on the lives of the children you teach.< Less