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Paul Abell (Netherlands)
Diversity in Organisations: Threat or Opportunity? - 60 min Workshop
A diversity audit will be discussed which is developed to assess the readiness and capability of organizations to enlarge, retain and use diversity.

Dr Jamaine M. Abidogun (United States)
Ghana: Educational and Cultural Transformation - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper is a culture and education study conducted at Madina, Ghana during 1997 that analysed the interaction of formal education and the participating ethnolinguistic cultures.

Faye Y. Abram (United States) Kristin Kumpf
Transferring Expertise from the Global South into Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations in the Global North - 60 min Workshop
Workshop includes video presentation and discussion of two experiential courses in international social work. The course, designed as models of reverse mission stress learning, consciousness raising, and advocating for changes in ones home country - instead of teaching, preaching, and converting people of another country or culture.

Dr Douglas B. Allen (United States) Prof. Dwight Allen (United States)
Bridging Cultures in Host University: Integrating International Students into Classes and the Academic Community - 60 min Workshop
Practical tips and consultation to help faculty integrate international students into university classes and the broader host academic community.

Prof. Dwight Allen (United States) Dr Douglas B. Allen (United States)
How Religion Can Become the Cause of Unity: To Achieve Peace in a Diverse, Interdependent World - 30 min Conference Paper
Principles from the Baha'i Faith offer a practical vision for religious harmony and an optimistic outlook for the future of a unified humankind.

Ibrahim G. Aoudé (United States)
Arabs In America: Historic Factors in Diasporic Identity - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper explores the centrality of global processes, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the history of colonialism and imperialism to the plight of the Arab American. The plight of Arab Americans after 9-11 can be understood in light of the relationship between the US and the Arab world. The state of diasporic identity among Arab Americans is also discussed in light of 9-11.

Ruth Arber (Australia)
Defining Diversity and its Relation to the Local and Global: A Question of Methodology - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper emerges from research to define the dimensions of diversity and difference within a local Melbourne, Australian school and the requirement to understand these changes in times of increasing globalisation.

Christine Asmar (Australia) Michelle Blanchard (Australia) Janet Mooney (Australia)
Metaphorically Speaking - Rejecting the Extinction of 100,000 Years of Knowing: Nurturing Indigenous Australian Knowledges and Traditions on the Historical Landscape of Western Supremacy within a Tertiary Institution - 60 min Workshop
In this interactive session we will share our perspectives on ways to enhance traditional university culture by incorporating Indigenous knowledges into it.

Karen Atwood (United States)
Diversity from A to Z: Children's and Adolescent Literature to Support Diversity - 60 min Workshop
Presenters will discuss 4 techniques for including literature in classrooms, K-12 and provide a lengthy bibliography from adoption to zpd

Carol Austad (United States) Carolyn Fallahi (United States) Lauren Perdue (United States)
Diversity and the Search for Inner and Outer Peace: A Comparison of Psychotherapy, Buddhism, and Islam - 30 min Conference Paper
In this presentation, the authors compare three systems - Western psychotherapy, (Rational Emotive), Tibetan Buddhism, and Islamic philosophy. We contend that although these philosophical and therapeutic belief systems seem world's apart, they have many commonalities.

Hurriyet Babacan
Patriotism: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper examines the process of identity formation and the rise of patriotism within nation states as a response to globalisation. It explores issues in relation to significance of negotiation of identity by ethnic minorities as a way to reduce exclusion and marginalisation.

John Bailey (United States)
Matching Pedagogy to Culture and Context in the Pacific - 30 min Conference Paper
Matching pedagogy to the culture and context of island nations is a current critical issue in the Pacific.

Christine Ballengee-Morris (United States)
Cultures for Sale: An Ethnographic Investigation of Two Cultural Groups and Self-determination - 30 min Conference Paper
Due to global tourism, government institutions, tourist agencies, and cultural centers view it as a vital element that bridges economic opportunities, educational issues, and self-determination. This presentation explores authenticity, the determination, and the affect it has when selling a culture.

Dr Constance Bates
Let's Globalize Country Names: Respecting Citizen Choice - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper examines the divergence between global country names such as Finland, when the citizens call their country Suomi.

Kathleen Bergquist (United States)
Diversity Mascots: Considering the Experiences of Transracial International Adoptees - 30 min Conference Paper
Asian international adoptees have unwittingly become diversity mascots, singularly integrating families and often their schools and communities. This paper contextualizes their experiences through a review of the literature and seeks to critically consider the sociopolitical context of this phenomenon.

Dr Andrea Bermudez (United States)
Who is Sitting in Today's U.S. Classrooms?: Meeting the Needs of a Diverse Student Body - Virtual Presentation
This paper illustrates the challenges of cultural diversity in U.S. classrooms. The paper offers strategies to celebrate diversity in schools.

Ellen Berrey (United States)
The Diverse Community: A Model for Urban Living or an Illusion for Selling Real Estate? - 30 min Paper
This ethnographic study of a racially and economically mixed Chicago neighborhood examines how community organizations manipulate and mobilize competing discourses about diversity in their struggles over urban space.

Bettagere Ramesh (United States)
Multicultural Considerations in Counseling in Speech Pathology/Audiology - Virtual Presentation
Since the US population is becoming more and more diverse, it is not uncommon to see a client and/or a family member from a different culture in sppech pathology/audiology practice. To be an effective clinician-counselor, it is important for a speech pathologist/audiologist to understand the role that culture plays in the counseling process. The major features of different cultures and modifications of counseling techniques to reflect the cultural diversity among the clients will be discussed in this presentation.

Kalani Beyer (United States)
An Investigation of Multicultural Transformation: Success of Culturally Diverse Students in Integrated Schools - 30 min Conference Paper
Present the outcome of a ten-year study of the success of culturally diverse students due to multicultural transformation at their school.

Richard L Biffle (United States)
Weaving a Tapestry of Multicultural Education: Creating Program Diversity in Teacher Education Preparation Programs - 60 min Workshop
Addressing the question of how to diversify staffing, curricular content and instruction in teacher education preparation programs.

Dr Melani M. Bleck (United States)
The Collapse of Space: Reconfiguring and Re-Imag(in)ing Social Relations in American Indian Written Narratives - 30 min Conference Paper
Examining space as a discourse of subjugation and how it affects American Indian tribal social relations.

Dr Judith Booth (Australia)
Keeping Pace with the Times: Teaching Cross Cultural Communication to Business Students in China - 30 min Conference Paper
A reflection on a recent experience teaching cross-cultural communication to business students in NE China

Susan R Bowers (United States) Simona Hill (United States) Amy Winans (United States)
Anywhere but Backwards: Diversity and the Private Liberal Arts College - 60 min Workshop
Workshop on how diversity has been integrated into the curriculum, pedagogies, and priorities of a small private liberal arts college in a rural community in Pennsylvania.

Harold E Briggs (United States)
Needs Assessment and Plans for the Design, Implementation, and Study of Cultural Specific and Multicultural Mental Health Systems of Care - 30 min Conference Paper

Ruth Thandi Buthelezi (South Africa)
A Search for Facilitative Communication in Diverse Community - Towards Re-building Rural Communities in Kwazulu Natal, in South Africa: Participatory Research and Indigenization - Virtual Presentation
The paper demonstrates how participatory research methodologies embracing selected feminist theory and indigenization were useful in handling conflicting expectations and priority needs in culturally diverse communities.

Lutricia Callair (United States)
The Welcome Table: Becoming an Anti-racist Community - 60 min Workshop
Guilford College, a small Quaker Liberal Arts school in Greensboro, NC is developing a twenty-year plan to become an anti-racist institution. This presentation discusses the strategic organizing activities that are currently underway.

Cecilia Magadan Ceci (United States)
Educ.ar: 'Developing' Web Literacies in the Argentine School Curriculum - Virtual Presentation
This study examines educational (specifically, language) policies on digital literacies, and the creation of a national educational portal (www.educ.ar) in Argentina. Within an ethnographic approach, I investigate how local rural communities relate to national/global top-down connectivity policies.

Peter H. Chang
A Software Tool that Assists the Learning of Foreign Languages - 30 min Conference Paper
A web based software tool that assists an understanding of diversity in the sense of learning a new foreign language will be presented. The tool speeds up the learning of a new language, for example, English as a foreign language. It finds pre-selected words and relationships among those words in an English article of arbitrary length and displays them in a hyper-link format in a generated web page.

Cheryl T. Chatman (United States) Katryna M. Johnson (United States)
The Turning Point: How the Pygmalion Effect and a Dean of Diversity can Influence Behavioral Intentions and Self-Efficacy - 30 min Conference Paper
This session will discuss current trends in diversity and examples of valuing diversity at our organization. We will present some theories on attitudinal/behavioral development. We will also provide information on the Pygmalion effect.

Susan J Clark (United States)
Globalizing the Campus of Azusa Pacific University: Developing a Strategy for the 21st Century in Higher Education - 30 min Conference Paper
Research in 2002 on Azusa Pacific University campus revealed strengths existing and major changes required to globalize the campus.

Prof. Jock Collins (Australia)
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Crime: Perceptions and Experiences in Cosmopolitan Sydney - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper reviews the recent 'ethnic crime' debate in Australia and in Europe before presenting the findings of a recent survey of perceptions and experiences of 825 youth and adults in South Western Sydney.

Margherita Coppolino (Australia)
How Affective are Disability Discrimination Action Plans in Changing the Culture within Organisation who have them: And what are the Differences of the Issues Globally with Organisations? - 60 min Workshop
DDA Action Plans? How affective are they in changing the discriminatory cultures within organisation? Do different countries' DDA Act have an impact on the effectiveness of the organisations' Action Plan.

Eva Maria Cox (Australia)
Ethical Cultures as an Alternative Model for Equal Opportunity in Organisations: Reframing some Old Debates in New Bottles - Virtual Presentation
Equal opportunity discourses and practice have lost their power and often confused their purpose. The new interest in organisational ethics may offer other ways of achieving greater diversity and better practices.

Dr. Caroline M. Crawford (United States)
Enhancing Visual Modes of Knowledge Attainment and Conceptual Understanding: Integrating Concept Maps into eLearning Environments - Virtual Presentation
Integrating concept maps into eLearning environments enhances the visual modes of learning and knowledge attainment, as well as the conceptual framework of understanding.

Michael Cross (South Africa)
Establishing a Space of Dialogue and Possibilities: Diversity and Campus Climate at the University of the Witwatersrand - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper is based on a preliminary report on a diversity and campus climate survey undertaken at the University of the Witwatersrand as part of a major study on campus climate and institutional culture.

Teri Crotty (United States)
Benefits of International Cultural Immersion for Pre-Service Teachers - 30 min Conference Paper
Reflective journals and group dialogue express benefits of cultural immersion in professional and personal terms.

Farvardin Daliri (Australia)
Indigenous Australian Children's Education: A Case Study of Indigenous Australian Children's Early literacy Orientation at their Home. Subaltern Speaks - 30 min Conference Paper
The aim of this paper is to illustrate the socio-cultural circumstances, within which the Indigenous children develop their early literacy competencies, within the discourse of post colonialism.

Maria Wilhelmina De Witt (South Africa) AC Lessing (South Africa)
Reality of HIV-AIDS Orphans: A South Africa Dilemma - Virtual Presentation
Research of the occurance of HIV/AIDS in Limpopo Province.

Dr Jean DeWitt (United States)
Managing Diveristy: Cultural Competence in a Learner-Centered Environment - 30 min Conference Paper
The composition of American universities has dramatically changed over the last generation reflecting the diversity in the general population. The University of Houston-Downtown, located in Houston, Texas draws from a wealth of neighborhoods. In Fall 2002, enrolment is 10,424 undergraduate students (24% White, 27% Black, 35% Hispanic, and 10% Asian). We are in a unique position to work with a diverse student body mirroring the city's ethnic and racial composition. I will discuss programs aimed at first generation college students: The College Success Program, Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Learners Community. I will explore two interrelated questions: How is diversity managed and how is it celebrated? Finally, I will argue that working together in teams in an environment characterized by diversity adds exponentially to student-centered learning.

Dr Carol Decker (United States)
Simulation Learning Methodology: Results from the Appalachian United States - Virtual
Simulation learning as an effective instructional tool is examined in an Appalachian setting for its impact upon student success.

Erika Derkas (United States)
Neo-Neocolonization of the Womb: CRACK Something for Sale - Virtual Presentation
Of the conservative backlash on welfare and the poor, the nonprofit organization of CRACK, Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity, represents the latest attempt to pathologize, criminalize and regulate Women of Color's reproductive capabilities.

Dr Roberta Robin Dods (Canada)
Nation /First Nations: Conflicts in Identity in the Nation-state - 30 min Conference Paper
A discussion of the conflicting national identities in the 'multi-cultural' nation-state composed of First Nation (indigenous) peoples and a dominant group made up of people from elsewhere (Europe, Asia, Africa, ...)

William Doherty (New Zealand)
Back to the Future: The World of the Maori - 60 min Workshop
Traditional look at how traditional Maori and contemporary Maori deal fuse traditional customs for life in today's world.

Parin Dossa (Canada)
The Cultural Logic of Transnationality: Muslim Women in Diaspora - 30 min Conference Paper
In this paper, I explore alternative models of globalization/cultural flows that have muted within the world system

Christine Drewel
Cultivating Religious Diversity: Internal and External Dimensions of Diversity from GVSU's Philosophy of Religion Class - Fall 2001 - 30 min Conference Paper
Exploring the dimensions of diversity through the experiences in a Philosophy of Religion course taught in fall 2001.

Dr Lily Dyson (Canada)
The Self-perception of Recent Chinese Immigrant Children in Canada - 30 min Conference Paper
The self-perception of children whose families recently immigrated to Canada was investigated. Interviews were conducted with two groups (totalling 182): immigrant Chinese and non-immigrant-Caucasian elementary school children.

Dr Denise Egea-Kuehne (United States)
The Challenge of Managing Cultural Diversity in Education - Virtual Presentation
Nowadays, most nations may be labelled culturally diverse since different ethnic, racial, and religious groups live together. In most cases, these societies turn to education, holding it responsible for both problems and solutions. Under political and ideological pressures, a choice has been presented as necessary. The challenge is daunting since as a result, educators have had to face a dual exigency: How is it possible for them to respond to the necessity of respecting, at the same time, the particularities of individual differences and singularities and the universality of majority law? What part does and can education play in responding to the promise made by UNICEF of the right to 'a quality education' for all?

Maureen N. Eke (United States)
Visible and Invisible Diversity: Learning in a Global Classroom Culture - 30 min Conference Paper
How do educators exploit the potential wealth of a global/diverse classroom environment to promote engaged learning in students? How can learning be equitable in a diverse classroom? How can institutions of higher learning engage in curricula transformations that support equitable learning while addressing the diversity needs of the institutions?

Marc H. Ellis (United States)
On Globalization and Religion - A Jewish Perspective on Constantinian Religion and the free Prophetic: Two Sides of the Experience of Globalization - 60 min Workshop
Religion as bulwark and as subversion are two strands often aligned together as two sides of the experience of globalization.

John Ertl (United States)
Making Japan Multicultural: Decentralization, Rural Revitalization, Tourism - 30 min Conference Paper
Over the past ten years Japan's image as a highly homogeneous nation-state has been reshaped to that of a country of rich ethnic and cultural diversity. My research follows Japan's multicultural movement to the specific revitalization efforts of residents and local government officials in a small Japanese town. Over the past ten years Japan's image as a highly homogeneous nation-state has been reshaped to that of a country of rich ethnic and cultural diversity. My research follows Japan's multicultural movement to the specific revitalization efforts of residents and local government officials in a small Japanese town. This came about through central government internationalization efforts, recognition of minority group rights, and many local-level revitalization projects.

Horace L. Fairlamb (United States)
Culture and Markets: A Contest of Freedoms - 30 min Conference Paper
If globalization continues to follow the multi-national corporate agenda, the Third World will experience cultural liberalization without economic justice or democratic sovereignty.

John Foster (United States)
Toward a New Perspective: An Ethnographic Study of Three African American Educators Challenging the Heteronormative Structures of the Rural Schools and the Homophobia in the African American Community - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper describes the concerns of African American gay male educators in the rural south of the United States.

Cynthia P. Fraga (United States)
The Importance of Mother Tongue Maintenance in a Growing Diverse U.S. Society: English Only Vs. Mother Tongues - 60 min Workshop
Results from an ethnographic case study conducted in the U.S. during three months in which patterns of language use by one bilingual student were analysed to support the importance of bilingualism and multicultural education through the maintenance of mother tongues.

Dr. Andrew Garrod (United States)
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Development of Faith in the Wake of War - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation provides information on Faith Development research done among Bosnian youths in an attempt to understand the effects of war on moral orientation.

Michael Genovese (United States)
Evolution of Political Leadership: The Impact of Diversity and Globalization on Political Legitimacy and Authority - 30 min Conference Paper
I examine the decline of political legitimacy over time and discuss its impact on leadership in a diverse and increasingly globalized world.

Usha George (Canada) Tsang Ka Tat (Canada) Bogo Marion (Canada)
Defining Diversity: Empirical Evidence from a Study of Cross-cultural Social Work Practice - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper presents the characteristics of clients and counsellors in a cross-cultural clinical study, using a naturalistic design. The findings challenge the notions of cultural literacy model, which uses ethnicity as the defining characteristic of clients and counsellors in cross-cultural counselling situations. Advances the argument for defining diversity as intersections of a number of characteristics. Discusses the implications of this for organizations.

Dr Caroline Gilbert (United States) Wangeci Gatimu (United States) Noel Pizano
Raising Awareness of Culture and Ethnicity in Teacher Education Students Formerly Having Little Exposure to Diverse Populations: A Sequence of Strategies and Experiences - 60 min Workshop
In this session two faculty members and a first year teacher from a teacher education program in the Pacific Northwest of the United States will introduce and actively involve participants in a series of strategies and experiences through which many teacher education students in this program develop an awareness of diversity which previously may have been only academic in nature.

Ben Goldsmith (Australia)
Cultural Diversity Policy, Flows, Instrument - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines the background for the development of a binding international agreement on cultural diversity.

Dr Ines Gomez (United States)
Diasporic Narratives: A Terrain of Contested Spatio-temporal Discourse - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will concentrate on the complex language 'narratives' of migrants and other diasporic communities localized in specific sites of transnational practices placed in a spatial and temporal tension of marginality, resistance and accommodation.

Michael Gonzales (United States)
Diversifying the Curriculum: Northern Illinios University's Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute - 30 min Conference Paper
Creating new courses and transforming current ones to make them more inclusive through work shops, syllabi review and interaction with experts

Narayan Gopalkrishnan (Australia)
Fear, Diversity and the Globalisation Paradigm - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper looks at the increasing helplessness of the nation-state in the face of the processes of economic globalisation. It analyses the transference of this into the increasing fears felt by the citizens of these states and the intolerance felt by those who are different. It also looks at new ways of engagement to change some of this.

Nelson Graburn (United States)
Communities of Foreignness: Models of Cultural Diversity in the New Japan - 30 min Conference Paper
In the first 12 centuries of its existence, Japan was a hybrid nation which played down or erased recognition of its diversity, originally owed to China and Korea, and later to Christians and further Korean immigrants. Even after the 19th century opening to the West, and the 20th century imperialist expansion that embraced many foreign populations, cultural diversity was molded into an ideology of national singularity. However, in the past quarter of a century Japanese have not only looked outward for trade and tourism, but undergone a semi-official process of domestic internationalism, which celebrates communities of foreignness, replicates foreign places in commercial 'gaikoku mura' (foreign villages), tolerates or befriends immigrant workers and political refugees, and has produced grass roots movements and cultural models of multiculturalism as a central feature of Japan of the future.

Jyoti Grewal (United States)
Master's Lessons Learnt Well: Racism in Constructing Enemies in South Asia - 30 min Conference Paper
'India and Pakistan' have become a phrase used to connote 'hatred and enmity'. It is my contention that it was the lessons of colonialism, to wit racism with all its connotations, which have been refined since 1947 that have lent the fervour in the construction of the Other nation-state as enemy.

Smita Guha (United States) Jacqueline Leonard (United States)
Diversity and Cultural Relevance in Intelligent Computer-assisted Instruction: Benjamin Banneker Project - Virtual Presentation
The Benjamin Banneker Project involves the creation of interactive computer technology to teach math, science, literacy skills, and social studies in a culturally relevant manner.

Debora Halbert (United States)
Indigenous Knowledge and the Threat of Globalized Intellectual Property Law: Resisting the Language of Property Rights - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper focuses on the threat to indigenous knowledge systems from intellectual property law.

Jing Mei Han (China)
Australian Immigration Policy against Commonsense: Children out from Nowhere? - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper argues why it is natural for the young Australia to fail to fully comprehend and appreciate the ancient traditions of its neighbouring countries such as China, Japan, and Korea, etc. to respect and look after the elderly.

Peter Hanohano (United States) Verlie-Ann Malina-Wright (United States)
WINHEC - Advancing Indigenous Tribal Colleges and Cultural Universities Globally - 60 min Workshop
A Talk Story session to introduce WINHEC (World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium) to the world. WINHEC's vision is to unite the Indigenous Peoples of the World in the collective spirit and synergy of self and cultural determination through the control of their own institutions of higher education.

Dr Keith Harrison (Canada)
Prospero's Children: Cultural Difference and the Myth of Tantalus - 30 min Conference Paper
Prospero, whose 'children', Miranda and Caliban represent the colonizer and the colonized, abandons fantasy and acknowledges cultural difference.

Charmine Hartel (Australia) Raymond N.C. Trau (Australia)
Diversity Management for Sexual Minorities - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper presents findings on the positive and negative impacts of organizational policies and practices on sexual minorities.

Charmine E. J. Hartel (Australia) Raymond N.C. Trau (Australia)
DIVERSITYNET - 60 min Workshop
Establishing a Global Network of Researchers and Practitioners to Enhance Understanding of Minority Experiences in the Workplace.

Bruce Harvey (Australia) Janina M Gawler (Australia)
Managing Aboriginal Employment Diversity in Rio Tinto - 30 min Conference Paper
Rio Tinto's commitment to Indigenous workplace diversity in Australia has steadily increased the level of Indigenous employment in its operations since 1995.

Dr Janet M. Haynes (United States)
African American Women and The Corporation - 30 min Conference Paper
The research design was an auto-ethnographic study using the researcher's experiences to construct social situations and experiences to demonstrate that African American females are managed differently than others in the corporate world.

Dr Susan C. Hellmundt (Australia) Christine Fox (Australia)
Linking Intercultural Theory with Teaching and Learning Practice: Promoting Student Voice through Multicultural Group Work - 30 min Conference Paper
This study links intercultural communication theory with practical teaching and learning strategies for the tertiary classroom.

Dr Socorro Herrera (United States) Dr Jenny BayWilliams (United States)
Teaching Mathematics to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students - 60 min Workshop
Participants will explore mathematics teaching and learning from a global perspective. Included is an exploration of how language and culture learning for the ESL student.

Irene Hill (United Kingdom)
Flexibility at Work: Results of the Application of the 35-hour Week Legislation in France - 30 min Conference Paper
The focus of this research project is to consider the introduction of the 35-hour working week in France focusing on the issue of work patterns.

Hamner Hill (United States)
Are Diversity and Globalization Compatible?: Diversity, Identity and the Assimilative Capacity of Global Capitalism - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper asks: is the value of diversity (which depends on notions of identity) sustainable despite the assimilating capacity global capitalism?

Prof. Darlene S. Hollon (United States)
Mediating Change: How Adjuncts at One University Gained Security, Status, and Benefits through Collective Engagement - 30 min Conference Paper
Mediating change and challenging the management communication hierarchy.

Dr Jon M. Huegli (United States)
What Men can Learn from Women in Leading the Emerging 'E-Organization' - 30 min Conference Paper
Driven by Internet commerce, the E-Organization requires leader competencies that women prefer to use--networking, brokering, catalyzing and interpersonal influence.

Glenna S. Jackson (United States)
Teaching Parables through an African Lens - 60 min Workshop
This presentation is for the purpose of engaging on-the-spot cross-cultural studies as a result of my sabbatical at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Andrew Jakubowicz (Australia)
Hard Shell and Soft Centre: Australia as a Truly Modern Nation - 30 min Conference Paper
Australia has been described as a truly modern nation by its Prime Minister. What are the characteristics of this true modernity? What parameters have been drawn to include some and exclude other 'truths'?

Dr Rob Jones (United States)
Diversity: A Critical Component in Building an Ethical Organization Culture - 30 min Conference Paper
Diversity's role in the ethical cultures of successful organizations compared to organizations in recent news for unethical conduct

Paul Kauffman (Australia)
Profiting from Culture? : The Economic and Social Prosperity of Indigenous Peoples in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, Including Hawai'i, and the Role of Indigenous Cultural Businesses - 30 min Conference Paper
The situations of indigenous peoples of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States are analysed in order to consider three questions: Do good economic circumstances improve social indicators? Which indigenous policies have assisted economic development? Can one 'profit' from ones indigenous culture, by participating in niche businesses?

Dr Nathan R. Kollar (United States)
Religious Perspectives on Economics and Poverty - Three National Perspectives: Poverty in North American Contexts - 30 min Conference Paper
We review the statements of the major North American religions to demonstrate how one's experience of poverty determines how one speaks and listens to these moral imperatives.

Vassilis Kourbetis (Greece) Anna Adamopulou (Greece)
Diversity in the Deaf Community of Greece - Virtual Presentation
The cultural identity diversity of the deaf are examined based on interviews of active members of the Deaf Community of Greece.

Chris G. Kuchuris (United States)
Resolving Philosophic Diversity: When Ideologies Collide - 30 min Conference Paper
In a world where diversity is touted as a virtue and as the principle upon which the hopes and dreams of many people depend, can we understand and resolve the many disparate and often conflicting ideologies that mark the social landscape?

Julian Kunnie (United States)
Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Neo-Colonization and Capitalism: The Hope to Re-shape the Cultural and Educational Future of the World - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will discuss the painful reality of the re-colonization of Indigenous peoples around the world, particularly in Africa and the Americas, by the forces of imperialism, capitalism, and globalization.

Richard Landes (United States)
No King But God or One God One King: Monotheistic Political Styles and the Problem of Religious Violence - 60 min Workshop
How do varieties of Monotheism view other religions? What kinds of monotheism make it possible for other religions to thrive alongside them? Exploring the political implications of two different political styles in monotheism.

Dr Susanne Lapp (United States) Dr Eileen N. Ariza (United States)
Building a Multicultural Family Literacy Community - Virtual Presentation
This paper describes the design and implementations of a family literacy center.

Cheryl B. Leggon (United States)
Women of Color in the Science and Technical Workforce: Developing and Maintaining Diversity - 30 min Conference Paper
Data by race/ethnicity and gender on science and engineering degree trends and workforce participation.

Nic Lessing (South Africa) Genevieve Maritz (South Africa)
The Psychological Needs of HIV/AIDS Employees - Virtual Presentation
It is important that managers and employers know about the psychological and mental effects of HIV on HIV positive workers.

Paul G. Letkemann (Canada)
Governmental Downsizing, Effected Civil Servants and Gendered Coping - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper examines how civil servants manage unemployment using strategies of preemptive disclosure or concealment related to gendered networks.

Paul J. Levesque (United States)
The Catholic Church's Struggle for a Consistent Response to Diversity - Virtual Presentation
This paper seeks to identify grounds on which certain issues of diversity have been affirmed and others rejected by the Catholic Church.

Jeff Lewis (Australia) Kirsty Best (Canada)
The Electronic Polis: Digital Diversity and Cultural Politics - 30 min Conference Paper
Cultural diversity may be generated through various forms of community, including a digital community. This paper explores the expressive possibilities provided by networked digital communications.

Shu Chia Liao (Taiwan) Ching-Wen Wang (Taiwan)
Employee Assistance Programs and Overseas Adaptation - 30min Paper Presentation
The goal of this research is to explore the employee assistance programs (EAPs) provided by Taiwanese firms in Mainland China, the degree to which their expatriates have adapted to local conditions, and issues involved in the interrelationship between their adaptation and the implementation of such EAPs.

Dale W. Lick (United States) Roger Kaufman (United States)
A New Diversity in Organizational Paradigms: Change Creation and Change Management - Virtual Presentation
Organizations, if they are to survive and thrive have to diversify how they think, plan, change, and evaluate.

Shannon Lloyd (Australia) Charmine Hartel (Australia)
The Intercultural Competencies Required for Inclusive and Effective Culturally Diverse Work Teams - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper seeks to identify the Intercultural competencies required by team members to excel in the intercultural business interactions required in today's business environment.

Darren E. Lund (Canada)
Building Capacity in School Diversity Activists: Developing an Antiracism Toolkit - 60 min Workshop
This paper documents the early stages of a study to foster leadership among school activists in their responses to racial discrimination in schools.

Dennis W MacDonald (United States)
Reconciling Respect for Cultural Differences with the Recognition of Universal Human Values: The Case of the World Social Summit - 30 min Conference Paper
Analysis of attempt of the World Summit for Social Development to reconcile cultural diversity and universal values.

Hank Maguire (United States)
Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being - Virtual Presentation
Intergenerational pain generated from unresolved emotional issues is reflected in the current state of Alaskan Native health. Harold Napoleon suggests strategies for healing.

John Manzo (Canada)
Constructing 'Ownership' in a Mall-Based Youth Social Services Agency - 30 min Conference Paper
A study of the discourse of security staff, mall management, and counsellors in a shopping mall comprising a neighbourhood youth social-services agency.

Genevieve Maritz (South Africa)
HIV/AIDS: Impacts on Retail Organisations - Virtual Presentation
Impacts of HIV/AIDS on consumer demand and household expenditure is discussed. The spiral effect of these occurrences could lead to economic decline.

Dr Dianne L. Hall Mark (United States) Pamela Gates (United States)
Developing Global Readers through the Incorporating of Multicultural Literature: Evaluating Instructional Resource Materials for Diversity Perspectives - 60 min Workshop
This workshop will provide an avenue for participants to understand the importance of evaluating instructional materials for gender and multicultural perspectives. Strategies for evaluation will also be discussed.

Dr Anne Marshall (Canada)
Voices from the Margins: Ethical Research and Practice in Aboriginal Communities - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper illuminates issues and questions regarding ethical counseling practice and research with First Nations (indigenous) peoples.

Dr Maria Jose Martin (United States)
Diversity of Music in a Diverse World - 30 min Conference Paper
The presentation will bring attention to the art of music as the most international language and as a unique emblem that symbolizes the culture of a country. Music is a keystone in the process of globalization. The study and the awareness of world music symbolizes the effort to bring different cultures and worlds together.

Judith Marychurch (Australia)
Globalisation, Federalism and Legal Pluralism: The Challenges of Diverse Legal Cultures in Federal Systems - Virtual Presentation
This paper will focus on the challenges of structuring legal regulation at a federal or supranational level to achieve economic goals in a global environment while addressing diversity in legal culture of the member states. The example of the structure of corporate law and regulation will be used as an illustration.

Dr. Wilma K. McClarty (United States)
The Local and Global Significance of Nonverbal Communication: Individual and Cultural and Gender Implications - 60 min Workshop
This presentation first details the importance of nonverbal communication by establishing how it impacts all communication interactions. It describes specific nonverbal behaviours between individuals in the same culture, between genders, and between cultures. Some behaviours are gender/cultural bound, while others are universal. The seminar will involve the audience at times, being a mix of audio-visuals, research findings, and audience participation.

Consuelo Sterling Meux Ph.D. (United States)
Empowerment Leadership as Performed by African American Women Leaders - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper presents research that explored the cognitive, philosophical and operational variances in leadership methods and styles used by African American women. This style highlighted an empowerment style of leadership.

Gordon Barry Mitchell (Germany)
Terror Pilots as Neighbours: Talking about Religion, Violence, and Dialogue in Hamburg after 11th September - Virtual Presentation
The revelation that the suicide pilots had lived and studied at a university Hamburg had significant political and social repercussions in the city.

Dr Daniel R. Morris (United States)
Globalization and French Youth Culture - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation will present findings from interviews and research into the effects of globalization on French youth culture. The presentation contains information from interviews conducted by the author in France in 2000.

Iain Munro (Canada)
Public Education as a Simile of a Multicultural Democracy: Aspects of the Continuing Canadian Experiment to Save the World - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper explores the essential role of public education in maintaining Canada as a caring and inclusive and civic society.

Pendo Mwaitelek (Australia)
Recognising Cultural Barriers Leading to Exclusion From Participating in Physical Health Prevention Outlets - Virtual Paper
Limitations of mainstream health prevention strategies in promoting inclusive culturally-appropriate physical activity for the 'new' African community settling in Western Australia. The paper promotes options for diverse practice through an in-depth exploration of cultural meanings and barriers embedded in the culture of origin - giving potential for engagement in future policy and program development.

Patricia Neilson (United States)
Career Paths of Asian American Senior Administrators in Higher Education: An Inquiry into Under-representation - 30 min Conference Paper
Little research has been done about Asian Americans in higher education. This study qualitatively explores the career paths and mobility of ten Asian Americans holding senior administrative positions in higher education institutions in the U.S. Analysis of the data revealed four primary thematic categories. In addition, analysis of the data also yielded a thematic category centered on the influence of Asian American culture and values. This thematic category was not predicted in the literature or built into the conceptual framework. This study makes an original contribution to the literature.

Dr Diane E. Newby (United States) Dr Dianne L. Hall Mark (United States) Kathy L Wood (United States) Dr Abalo Adewui (United States)
Addressing Equity and Diversity in the Classroom - 60 min Workshop
No Child Left Behind requires greater accountability and continuous progress in achievement for all students. This workshop provides participants with hands-on training strategies to create equitable conditions in which every child can succeed in mathematics and science.

Hiroko Noro (Canada)
The Role of Japanese as a Heritage Language in Constructing an Ethnic Identity - 30 min Conference Paper
This research aims to assess the role of an immigrant language in the construction of an ethnic identity, and discover how this construct is modified by language decline within immigrant communities. Japanese provides excellent material for such a study, because it has early status as an immigrant language in Western Canada, contemporary status as a heritage language in Canada, and global status as an international language introduced to both secondary and post-secondary school systems.

Dr Uche Nwabueze (United States)
Diversity in the Workplace. Making it Work: Rethinking Workplace Diversity - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper suggests that the corporate landscape is filled with several mediocre attempts at incorporating cultural diversity in the workplace. A radical departure to our understanding and application is advocated in the form of a new all encompassing model for sustainable diversity programs.

Berenice Nyland (Australia)
International Capacity Building Across Diverse Communities: A Preschool in Selele through the 'Friendship Cities' Program - Virtual Presentation
This paper explores the issues raised in attempting to build friendship relations across diverse communities and across international boundaries. Focusing on a specific project as a case study the paper explores how local community groups in Australia and East Timor can potentially be strengthened through collaborative action.

Dennis A. Ogirri (United States)
Human Resource and Diversity Management in the Era of Globalization - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper examines strategic and cultural imperatives as a means of testing the hypothesis that globalization fervor has probably had a more compelling impact on business organizations, communities, and nations than other variables.

Janelle Orsi (United States)
Talking about Diversity/Talking about Racism - 30 min Conference Paper
A study of ways that white college students talk about diversity, and how this contributes to, or impedes, understandings of racism and oppression.

Hiroko Oshima (United Kingdom)
Encounter of Art of the East and West : The artist Toshihiro Hamano and the Ryu Art Group - 30 min Conference Paper
The aim of this paper is to illustrate the ideas and activities of the Japanese artist, Toshihiro Hamano, and his group of artists, the Ryu Art Group.

Debra Panipucci (Australia) Charmine Hartel (Australia)
How Teams React to Diversity - 30 min Conference Paper
Introduces the Model of the Diverse Intra-team Process to explain outcomes for culturally diverse teams as a function of internal processes.

Jack Panster (Canada)
Gestalt Approach to Language Attitudes in Hawaiian Classrooms - Virtual Presentation
A Gestalt approach to language education that allows students in linguistically heterogenous classrooms to challenge the view of linguistic diversity as the 'enemy within'.

Paul Pedersen (United States)
A Synthetic Culture Laboratory: A Simulation of Four Synthetic Cultures from Hofstede's 55 - 60 min Workshop
Participants will be divided into four synthetic cultures of Alpha (high power distance) Beta (strong uncertainty avoidance) Gamma (high individualism) and Delta (strong masculine). Each synthetic culture was developed from one end of the original four dimensions in Geert Hofstede's 55 country data base of research. After learning the rules of their synthetic culture, each group will be matched in turn with each other group (in three rotations) to discuss the problems that outsiders have been causing in their synthetic culture. Following each rotation the synthetic culture groups return home to prepare for the next contact. The task is (1) to find common ground but (2) to not sacrifice integrity when working with other cultures.

Dr Francisco Javier Peñas-Bermejo (United States)
Quantum Culture and Cultural Diversity - 30 min Conference Paper
Quantum theories have provided an understanding of the essential need to embrace cultural diversity.

Daniela Pineda (United States)
Women of Mexican Ancestry in Higher Education: Analyzing Internal and External Support Networks - 30 min Conference Paper
This project examines the ways in which women of Mexican ancestry are transitioning into predominantly White institutions of higher education by forming support networks.

Francia Prescott (United States) Dr Barbara Henriques (United States)
Empowering Diverse Learners to Fully Engage in Creating a Diverse Society: The Trinity Saturday Academy Model - 60 min Workshop
The Trinity College Saturday Academy is a unique program in that it brings a diverse population of middle school students and their parents together to work toward developing skills that address issues of diversity.

Jyoti Puri (United States)
Sexual Rights, Human Rights, and the State in Contemporary India - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation examines the mobilization against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that makes homosexuality illegal in India.

Joseph Ranallo (Canada) Marlane King (Canada)
If a Tree Falls in the Forest and there is No One there to Hear it, Does it Still Make a Sound?: The Elusive Nature of Diversity - 60 min Workshop
UBC'S West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP), a small, innovative, responsive, off-campus teacher education venue makes classroom diversity a cross curricular focus.

Vichuda Rattanpian (Thailand) Steve Downey (United States)
Cross-cultural Analysis of Virtual Reality Concept Maps in Education - 30 min Conference Paper
Analysis of perceptions and preferences of 2D and 3D concept maps by Thai and US learners in order to measure cross-cultural instructional viability.

Sharon Raynor (United States)
Global Terror within Our Communities: Warriors in the Post-Viet Nam Era, Foreign and Domestic - Virtual Presentation
Under the theme, Projecting Diversity across Nations and Beyond: Truth and Reconciliation, examining the past foe the sake of the future, this study will explore the existing threat of global terror within our communities from civil wars and mass murders abroad to the most recent serial killings in the United States. The main question the study will answer is why so many Americans are unaware and unprepared for the violence that has occurred.

G. Hossein Razi (United States)
Leadership Requirements in a World of Diversity and Globalization: The Case of the United States under George W. Bush Administration - 30 min Conference Paper
A comparison of the requirements of leadership in term of contemporary world trends with the relevant policies and characteristics of the Bush administration.

Dr Vic Razis (South Africa)
Ethics, Liberalism and the New Economic World Order - Virtual Presentation
The ethical underpinning of globalisation.

Hazel Retzlaff (United States)
Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Alternate Views of the Exotic Black Woman - 30 min Conference Paper
Alternate views of Salem Witch Trials provide insight into Miller's choice to exoticize Tituba.

Iain Robertson (United Kingdom)
The Consumption of Contemporary Visual Art in East Asia Excluding Japan, with the Focus on South Korea: The Current Picture - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will look, primarily, at the supplyside visual art consumption in Seoul and will draw, by way of comparison, on visual art consumption in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei.

Lena Robinson (United States)
The Adaptation of Asian and African Caribbean Second Generation Youth In Britain - 30 min Conference Paper
Examines the experience and adaptation of second generation youth in Britain. Part of International Comparative Study of Ethnoculctural Youth.

Troy Roderick (Australia)
The Engagement of Aboriginal Communities in the Implementation of Diversity Strategy: Sharing Stories, Taking Action - 30 min Conference Paper
It's easy to draft strategy to increase Indigenous employment. How do we engage indigenous communities so the strategy benefits all concerned?

Maria Rogal (United States)
Cultural Mixing: Hybrid Visual Culture in the Dominican Republic - Virtual Presentation
Investigation of identity and representation in the visual culture of the Dominican Republic - the first colonized space in Latin America - and subsequent manifestations of power and implications in the study of visual culture.

Susan D. Rose (United States) Joyce Bylander (United States)
Crossing Borders: Engaging Students in the Field (Cameroon, HBCUs, PWIs, and Patagonia - 60 min Workshop
This interactive workshop will present some innovative models for engaging students in fieldwork and crossing borders both cross-culturally and intra-culturally. The challenge for historically and predominantly white colleges is not only how to diversity but also how to engage their students in meaningful dialogues about diversity and experiences with diversity.

Rita Rosen (Germany)
Migration in Europe and Germany - Process of Integration/Intecreation/Living in a Society of Cultural Diversity: Leading Role of Migrant Women in a Multi-cultural Society - 60 min Workshop
Migration - Integration - Living in a multi-cultural society will be an ongoing process in Europe and Germany. The process is influenced by Germans and Migrants. We observe the phenomenon of Xenophobia. Members of the society continuously try to eliminate this aspects of prejudice. The number of women who migrate is growing. They play an important role in the process of Transformation of the different cultural aspects.

Henry J. Rutz (United States)
Globalization and the Hyper-competition for 'Quality' Education - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper explores the class meaning of 'quality' education and how families in Istanbul meet the challenge reproducing their class status by 'winning' places in the 'best' schools.

Sharon M. Scapple (United States)
Moving Beyond the Notion of Universal Voice: Examining Culturally Diverse Texts Through Cultural Lenses - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper questions using standards of universal voice to critique literature that is culturally diverse and stresses the need to recognize the narrator's voice as a voice informed by culture.

Kemal Silay (United States)
Court Poetry and Politics in Turkey - 30 min Conference Paper
Since the nineteenth-century Ottoman modernist movements, the study of Ottoman court poetry has been highly politicized, with each new group seeing it either as the symbol of the backwardness of the Ottoman middle ages or as the emblem of the glorious Islamic cultural heritage.

Elizabeth Sirkin (United States)
Camera Angles, Filthy Pictures, BBC Famines and Television Wars: The Western Media Image in The God of Small Things - 30 min Conference Paper
In postcolonial literature, the representation of the global media image works to resist cultural imperialism.

John Sivell (Canada) Deborah Yeager (Canada)
Teaching and Growing on the Borders: Novice Teachers in the Intercultural Environment of the ESL Classroom - Virtual Presentation
Teacher Study Group examines the place of intercultural communication skills in overall teacher education.

Dalal Smiley (Australia)
Diversity Management - Local Government Response: City of Darebin Case Study - 60 min Workshop
Presentation on the City of Darebin, local government area in Australia and its response to diversity management, in service delivery and in building its internal capacity to serve a diverse community.

Jobi B Lawrence Smith (United States)
Distance Learning Enhances Diversity in Rural States - 30 min Conference Paper
As an ESL endorsed educator, Professor Lawrence has been actively involved in advocating for English Language Learners and their families in the state of Iowa.

Roland Blair Smith Jr (United States)
The Evolution of One University's Commitment to the Educational Value of Cultural Inclusiveness: Lessons Learned - 60 min Workshop
A discussion of the lessons learned at one university in the evolution of its commitment to the educational value of cultural inclusiveness.

Grace Sneddon (Canada) Malcolm Sneddon (Canada)
Diversity by Design: A Pedagogical Model for the Teaching of Tolerance - 60 min Workshop
A pedagogical model to facilitate teachers' design and delivery of lessons and activities to create a curriculum and skill-set to intentionally create a shared diverse and tolerant world.

Maritta Soininen (Sweden)
Exploring EU Ethnic Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Policy : A Swedish Perspective - 30 min Conference Paper
The focus is on the comparison of the development of the policy regulation of ethnic diversity in working life with major emphasis on the EU. Diversity strategies for a multiethnic working life display a great variation in approaches. The paper examines the diversity and anti-discrimination policy regulation at the intersection of different policy fields. It analyses the regulation modes from legislation to transnational partnership for cross-border policy development.

Peyi Soyinka-Airewele (United States)
Ivory Tower, Mediator or Safe Haven?: Negotiating the Role of the Academy in Ethno-Politically Polarized Conflict Settings in Nigeria - 30 min Conference Paper
Using a case study, the paper highlights the challenges that confront the African academy located in areas of polarized ethnic identity and related violence and explores the options for resituating the university as an arena for creative re-envisioning of diversity and conflict transformation.

Susan Stewart (Australia) Dr Bronwyn Hanna Dr Susan Thompson Maryam Gusheh Dr Helen Armstrong Dr Deborah van der Plaat
Navigating the Sea of Diversity: Multicultural Place-making in Sydney - Virtual Presentation
This paper documents and theorises the activities of built environment professionals who are effectively designing cross-cultural places in Sydney.

Dr Don R. Swanson (United States)
Dimensions of Difference and the Facilitation - 30 min Conference Paper
Diversity intervention strategies and attitudes toward diversity training have evolved over the past decade. This discussion examines the contemporary focus of, corporate diversity programs.

Kazuki Takada (United Kingdom)
Salome 1893 as a Play of Dominance: Its Importance to the Study of the Connection between Yukio Mishima and Oscar Wilde - 30 min Conference Paper
Using Salome?y Wilde that left the strongest impression on Mishima, as a key, this paper aims to highlight their relationship from a new angle.

Dr Karen Taylor (United States)
Queerly Global: Commodity as Community - 30 min Conference Paper
A short paper exploring the tension between commodification as a means of public acceptance or toleration, and the revolutionary potential of queer strategies for human rights.

Sunera Thobani (Canada)
Cultured Girls, Patriarchal Partnerships: Race, Multiculturalism and the Canadian State - 30 min Conference Paper
The experience of violence in the lives of girls and young women of colour in Canada are most often explained though dominant discourses which invoke orientalist constructs of the 'culture' and 'traditions' of third world peoples.

Dr Valorie D. Thomas (United States)
Writing Diversity as Presence: Implementing Strategies for Student Empowerment - 60 min Workshop
This interdisciplinary workshop offers strategies for developing creative and critical writing skills as anti-racist, diversity affirming cultural work.

Melissa Odelia Villanueva (United States) Dr Valorie D. Thomas (United States)
Generational Effects of Ancestral Migration and Immigration - 60 min Workshop
This workshop explores generational and familial mythologies of survival.

Cheri Waititi (New Zealand)
Creating Cultural Inclusiveness through a Path of Partnership Relationship in a Tertiary Institution from a Collective Inclusive Perspective - 60 min Workshop
What a difference an inclusive collective can make in implementing the indigenous rights of the Maori (Tangata Te Whenua - People of the Land) in New Zealand, Aotearoa because of colonial wrongs that impeded these rights.

Matthew Thomas Wappett (United States)
Moving Disability Beyond the Minority Model: Distributive Justice as Postmodern Rationality - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines the construct of disability through the lens of the market model of justice in order to present a new, more rational conception of disability-based justice.

Robert Bruce Ware (United States) Enver Kisriev (Russian Federation)
Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the Russian Republic of Dagestan - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper examines how Dagestani society has provided for ethnic and religious accommodation despite its extreme diversity. Located strategically at the juncture of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian Sea, Dagestan is Russia's most heterogeneous republic, with 34 distinct ethno-lingusitic groups. Dagestani society is also characterized by religious divisions among Sunni and Shiite Moslems, Christians, and Jews. Yet remarkably, Dagestan is one of the few administrative units in the region to sustain peace and political stability. How has Dagestani society provided for ethnic and religious accommodation despite its extreme diversity?

Jonathan M. Watt (United States)
Classical Language Instruction as a Window to Cultural Diversity - 30 min Conference Paper
Classical languages, such as ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew, when taught with an emphasis on linguistic concepts and processes, provide modern monolinguals with an opportunity to question their own assumptions about language values and cultural paradigms. Even students who study ancient languages for the purpose of supporting a triumphalist ideology of a standard native code (eg. the 'received' form of English) often find themselves re-assessing the status of prestige codes while gaining an appreciation for non-standard forms of communication.

Dr R. M. Wentling (United States)
Diversity Initiatives in Multinational Corporations - 30 min Conference Paper
The changing workforce is one of the most extraordinary and significant challenges facing many organizations today. Workforce diversity is a demographic phenomenon playing upon not only American organizations but also multinational corporations and institutions in other countries around the world.

Tim Wentling (United States) Dr R. M. Wentling (United States) Steve Downey (United States) Andrew Wadsworth (United States)
The Relationship Between National Culture and the Usability of e-Learning Systems - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper reports on a research study that explored the relationship of Hofstede's cultural dimensions and Nielsen's usability factors. The study explored these variables in an international context using an e-Learning system.

Diane Whitley Bogard (United States)
What do Oreo Cookies and Coconuts have in Common?: Diversity in Life and Literature - 60 min Workshop
The workshop will focus on how students learn to relate diversity in their lives to literature.

Kathrine Whittekiend (United States) Karen Atwood (United States)
Diversity Activities for 1-12 classrooms: A Baker's Dozen - 60 min Workshop
This presentation will discuss a dozen or so activities that can be used in public school classrooms to introduce and work with diversity.

Pahmi Winter (New Zealand)
Managing Diversity through Human Rights Education in Fiji - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation reviews specific issues facing human rights educators in Fiji.

Michael Kim Zapf (Canada) Gayla Rogers
The Learning Circle: A Collaborative Model of Cultural Diversity in Social Work Education - 30 min Conference Paper
Organizational structures and delivery systems for a new model of outreach social work education in diverse rural and Aboriginal communities

Dr Zhiming Zhao (United States)
A Survey of Diversity Awareness and Community Building: Model, Theory, and Findings from an Upstate New York College in Preparing its Campus for a Globalizing World - 60 min Workshop
A workshop on how to evaluate diversity awareness in a complex environment, analyze the data in a dynamic framework, and relate issues of diversity to community building. The workshop will use a model created at the State University of New York at Geneseo and the findings derived from its application.