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Working with 'diverse bodies, diverse identities': an approach to professional education about 'diversity'

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posted on 2024-06-17, 06:04 authored by H D'Cruz
The complexity and diversity of populations in contemporary Western societies is becoming a significant public policy issue. The concept of 'diversity' has come to represent cultural, ethnic, racial and religious differences between the 'dominant group' and immigrant and indigenous populations. 'Diversity training' is amongst many strategies being implemented to address social and economic objectives in complex societies. This paper discusses and critically evaluates a professional education programme, 'Diverse Bodies, Diverse Identities', that is offered to human service practitioners and social work students in Victoria, Australia. It is concluded that a range of approaches is needed to address 'diversity' in contemporary societies.

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Journal

International journal of inclusive education,

Volume

11

Pagination

35-57

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1360-3116

eISSN

1464-5173

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Taylor & Francis

Issue

1

Publisher

Routledge

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