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.
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
7) PSYCHODYNAMIC ISSUES IN PREJUDICE AND RACISM
8) HOW WE PROCESS DIFFERENCES
The Semantic Progression
Distinctions between Tolerance, Sensitivity, Acceptance, and Activism