From Managing To Embracing Diversity

There appears to be growing agreement in recent research that the way educators view diversity matters. Specifically, do we view diversity as something that has to be “managed,” in which case we proceed in a rather check box approach to addressing all issues related to diversity? Or do we take an entirely different approach, in which diversity is embraced and infused into the campus culture and decision-making process. In a 1980-2640 word analytical paper address the following:

  • What is the difference between managing diversity and embracing diversity? Include specific examples to illustrate your point.
  • What are the pros and cons of each approach to diversity?
  • Should the burden to “fit in” to an existing institutional structure be placed on students or is it the responsibility of educators to create an environment where all students’ voices are appreciated. Explain your answer.
  • Are there any legal and/or ethical concerns with either approach?
  • How would you suggest a college/university transition from a management approach to one where diversity is embraced?

This assignment is worth 10 points of the total course grade.
This assignment aligns with the following weekly outcomes: 3,4

This assignment aligns with the following course outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Required Text

Connerley, M. (2005). Leadership in a diverse and multicultural environment: Developing awareness, knowledge, and skills. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

  • Chapter 5: The Development of Multicultural Competencies
  • Chapter 6: What Can We Do to Make Diversity and Multicultural Training More Effective?
  • Chapter 7: A Training Program to Lead from Multicultural Awareness to Knowledge and Skills

Required References

Hu-DeHart, E. (2000). The diversity project: Institutionalizing multiculturalism or managing differences? Academe, 86(5), 38-42.

Recommended References

American Council on Education. (2014). http://www.acenet.edu/Pages/default.aspx
ACE produces various articles on a host of important topics in higher education, including diversity.

Required ResourcesRequired TextsConnerley, M. (2005). Leadership in a diverse and multicultural environment: Developing awareness, knowledge, and skills. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. ISBN-13 – 9780761988601; eISBN – 9781452208770..

Required ArticlesAyman, R. (2010). Leadership: Why gender and culture matter. American Psychologist, 65(3), Special issue: Diversity and Leadership, 157-170.Chin, J. (2010).

Introduction to the special issue on diversity and leadership. American Psychologist, 65(3), Special issue: Diversity and Leadership, 150-156.Clayton, J. K. (2014).

The Leadership Lens: Perspectives on Leadership from School District Personnel and University Faculty. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 9(1), n1.DeZure, D., Shaw, A., & Rojewski, J. (2014).

Cultivating the next generation of academic leaders: Implications for administrators and faculty. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 46(1), 6-12.Dingel, M., & Wei, W. (2014).

Influences on peer evaluation in a group project: an exploration of leadership, demographics and course performance. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 39(6), 729-742.

Gholamzadeh, D., & Ravana, E. (2016). Transactional model: A comprehensive framework for leadership process understanding. International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (IJHCS) ISSN 2356-5926, 1(1), 1168- 1208. Retrieved from http://www.ijhcs.com/index.php/ijhcs/article/viewF…Goleman, D. (2004).

Hofmeyer, A., Sheingold, B. H., Klopper, H. C., & Warland, J. (2015). Leadership In Learning And Teaching In Higher Education: Perspectives Of Academics In Non-Formal Leadership Roles. Contemporary Issues in Education Research (CIER), 8(3), 181-192.Hytten, K. (2011).

Understanding education for social justice. Journal of Educational Foundations, 25(1/2), 7-24.Hu-DeHart, E. (2000). The diversity project: Institutionalizing multiculturalism or managing differences? Academe, 86(5), 38-42.Jones, S. (2014, May).

Distributed leadership: A critical analysis. Leadership, 10(2), 129-141. doi: 10.1177/1742715011433525 Kezar, A. (2007).

Tools for a time and place: Phased leadership strategies to institutionalize a diversity agenda. Review of Higher Education, 30(4), 413-439.Kezar, A., Lester, J., Carducci, R., Gallant, T. B., & McGavin, M. C. (2007). Where Are the Faculty Leaders?: Strategies and Advice for Reversing Current Trends. Liberal Education, 93(4), 14-21. Retrieved fromhttp://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ790433.pdfKnight, J. (2015).

New rationales driving internationalization. International Higher Education, (34). Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ihe/article…Lawson, H. A. (2014). Investing in Leaders and Leadership to Secure a Desirable Future. Quest, 66(3), 263-287.Lord, R. G., & Emrich, C. G. (2001). Thinking outside the box by looking inside the box: Extending the cognitive revolution in leadership research. The Leadership Quarterly, 11(4), 551-579. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cynthia_Emrich/public…ooking_inside_the_box_Extending_the_cognitive_revolution_in_leadership_research/links/54258bc10cf238c6e a741a97.pdf

What makes a leader? Harvard Business Review, 82(1), 82-91.Hayashi, C. A., & Fisher-Adams, G. (2015). Strengthening Leadership Preparation to Meet the Challenge of Leading for Learning in the Digital Age: Recommendations from Alumni. Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 26, 51-67.

Required Text

Connerley, M. (2005). Leadership in a diverse and multicultural environment: Developing awareness, knowledge, and skills. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

  • Chapter 3: Cultural Frameworks and their Importance for Leaders
  • Chapter 4: Where Does One Start on the Journey to Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge and Skill?

Required References

Hytten, K. (2011). Understanding education for social justice. Journal of Educational Foundations, 25(1/2), 7-24.

Recommended References

Hackman, H. (2005). Five essential components for social justice education. Equity & Excellence in Education, 38, 103-109.

 

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