Define the following terms found in Week One and Week Two readings:
|Term |Definition |
|Diversity |The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. |
| |It means understanding that each individual is unique, |
| |And recognizing our individual differences. These can be along |
| |the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age,|
| |physical abilities, religious beliefs, |
| |Political beliefs or other ideologies. It is the exploration |
| |Of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. |
| |It is about understanding each other and moving beyond |
| |simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the |
| |Rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. |
|Ethnocentrism |the tendency to assume that one’s culture and way of life are superior to all others |
|Melting pot |diverse racial or ethnic groups or both, forming a new creation, a new cultural entity |
|Minority group |a subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their... [continues]
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