Intergroup Dialogue: Deliberative Democracy in School, College, Community, and Workplace

Intergroup Dialogue: Deliberative Democracy in School, College, Community, and Workplace

by David Schoem
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472097822

ISBN-13: 9780472097821

Pub. Date: 08/07/2001

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Intergroup dialogue represents a grassroots effort to meet one of the major challenges facing our democracy today: the lack of communication among diverse groups of people in schools, in communities, and in the workplace. By forging lines of communication among different elements of society, intergroup dialogue helps to create a more just, harmonious, and

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Intergroup dialogue represents a grassroots effort to meet one of the major challenges facing our democracy today: the lack of communication among diverse groups of people in schools, in communities, and in the workplace. By forging lines of communication among different elements of society, intergroup dialogue helps to create a more just, harmonious, and strong democracy.

Intergroup Dialogue is the most comprehensive study of intergroup dialogue to date, showcasing twelve in-depth case studies, offering critical perspectives, and exploring the foundation of such dialogue in democratic theory. The case studies are drawn from leading American organizations offering intergroup dialogue, including the Anti-Defamation League and the National Conference for Community and Justice, as well as several major universities and consultants to corporate America. Each case study presents a particular program's rationale, its details, an account of its successes, and evaluation data.

The pieces collected by David Schoem and Sylvia Hurtado will be of interest to community leaders, teachers, human resources managers, student affairs deans, and intergroup dialogue practitioners in the United States and abroad.

David Schoem is Faculty Director of the Michigan Community Scholars Program and teaches in the Sociology Department, University of Michigan. Sylvia Hurtado is Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472097821
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
08/07/2001
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

1Intergroup Dialogue: Democracy at Work in Theory and Practice1
2Research and Evaluation on Intergroup Dialogue22
3Building "Bridges" of Understanding through Dialogue45
4Student Voices: The ADL's A World of Difference Institute Peer Training Program59
5Students Talk About Race74
6Voices of Discovery: Intergroup Dialogues at Arizona State University87
7Educating for Social Justice: The Program on Intergroup Relations, Conflict, and Community at the University of Michigan99
8Intergroup Dialogue, Education, and Action: Innovations at the University of Washington School of Social Work115
9Engaging the Whole Community in Dialogue and Action: Study Circles Resource Center137
10An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility: Hope in the Cities151
11Not Just Dialogue for Dialogue's Sake: The National Conference for Community and Justice166
12Cultural Study Groups: Creating Dialogue in a Corporate Setting181
13Dialogue in Corporations194
14Dialogue throughout an Organization210
15Training Peer Facilitators for Intergroup Dialogue Leadership227
16Embracing the Paradox: Dialogue That Incorporates Both Individual and Group Identities247
17The Content/Process Balance in Intergroup Dialogue266
18A Celebration of Power280
19Extending Intergroup Dialogue: From Talk to Action294
20Design Considerations in Intergroup Dialogue306
21Adapting Intergroup Dialogue Processes for Use in a Variety of Settings328
22A Directory of Intergroup Dialogue Programs and Organizations345
Contributors353
Index359

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