MultiCultural Survival - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
Consultant/Trainer/Author
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Multicultural & Diversity Survival Training
Differing Cultural Values Affecting the School Community

OVERVIEW:
When one is aware of the cultural similarities and differences between oneself and another person, family, or community and makes an appropriate assessment of the situation, then cultural sensitive and appropriate behavior and communication follows (depending on the personal skills of the individual). Therefore, whenever possible, culturally sensitive and committed individuals and professionals need to research and integrate knowledge about such other persons and their communities. Although, such people may be committed to this end, time and energy and adequate resources may not always be available for efficient investment to happen. In addition, there may arise a need for relationships and interactions with individuals or families from heretofore unexperienced cultural communities or with individuals or family "non-normative" within a familiar cultural community.

OUTLINE:
1) PROBLEMS WITH STRICTLY EDUCATIONAL APPROACHES

2) TOURIST ORIENTATIONS TO CULTURAL AWARENESS
  • Cultural Deprivation Perspectives
3) UNIVERSALITIES & DIVERSE EXPRESSION

4) COMFORTABLE (ENOUGH) DISCOMFORT
  • Integrity or Education-Awareness or Commitment?
  • Interferences to making Education-Awareness work.
  • Safety Issues- "Not an encounter group...not a Mau Mau!"

5) DEFINING CULTURE - DEFINING SOCIETY
  • Do Our Values Define Our Society? or Does Our Society Define Our Values?
  • Primary, Secondary, & Peripheral Purposes of Culture
  • Community & School Culture/Society

6) TEMPERAMENTAL DIFFERENCES
  • Distinguishing Personal & Cultural Differences
  • Communication Theory

7) PSYCHODYNAMIC ISSUES IN PREJUDICE AND RACISM

8) HOW WE PROCESS DIFFERENCES
  • The Semantic Progression
  • Distinctions between Tolerance, Sensitivity, Acceptance, and Activism
  • The Color-Blind(?)

9) EXPRESSION AREAS OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
ADDRESS:
433 Estudillo Ave., #305
San Leandro, CA 94577-4915
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
CONTACT INFORMATION:
phone: (510) 614-5641
fax: (510) 889-6553
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