Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change (Acpa Books Co-Published With Stylus Publishing)
Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change (Acpa Books Co-Published With Stylus Publishing)

Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change (Acpa Books Co-Published With Stylus Publishing)

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Intergroup dialogue has emerged as an effective educational and community building method to bring together members of diverse social and cultural groups to engage in learning together so that they may work collectively and individually to promote greater diversity, equality and justice.

Intergroup dialogues bring together individuals from different identity groups (such as people of color and white people; women and men; lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and heterosexual people), and uses explicit pedagogy that involves three important features: content learning, structured interaction, and facilitative guidance.

The least understood role in the pedagogy is that of facilitation. This volume, the first dedicated entirely to intergroup dialogue facilitation, draws on the experiences of contributors and on emerging research to address the multi-dimensional role of facilitators and co-facilitators, the training and support of facilitators, and ways of improving practice in both educational and community settings. It constitutes a comprehensive guide for practitioners, covering the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge they need.

Presenting the work and insights of scholars, practitioners and scholar-practitioners who train facilitators for intergroup dialogues, this book bridges the theoretical and conceptual foundations of intergroup relations and social justice education with training models for intergroup dialogue facilitation.

It is intended for staff, faculty, and administrators in higher education, and community agencies, as well as for human resources departments in workplaces.

Contributors:
Charles Behling, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Program on Intergroup Relations
Barry Checkoway, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Social Work
Mark Chesler, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Program on Intergroup Relations
Keri De Jong, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Education
Roger Fisher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Program on Intergroup Relations
Nichola G. Fulmer
Patricia Gurin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Program on Intergroup Relations
Tanya Kachwaha, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Education
Christina Kelleher, Institute for Sustained Dialogue, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network
Ariel Kirkland, Occidental College, Student facilitator
James Knauer, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Democracy Lab
Joycelyn Landrum-Brown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Program on Intergroup Relations
Shaquanda D. Lindsey, Occidental College, Student facilitator
David J. Martineau, Washington University, St. Louis, School of Social Work
Kelly E. Maxwell
Biren (Ratnesh) A. Nagda
Teddy Nemeroff, Institute for Sustained Dialogue, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network
Romina Pacheco, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Education
Priya Parker, Institute for Sustained Dialogue, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network
Jaclyn Rodrguez, Occidental College, Department of Psychology
Andrea C. Rodrguez-Scheel, Occidental College, Student facilitator
Michael S. Spencer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Social Work
Monita C. Thompson
Norma Timbang
Thai Hung V. Tran
Carolyn Vasques-Scalera, Independent Scholar
Thomas E. Walker, University of Denver, Center for Multicultural Excellence
Kathleen Wong (Lau), Arizona State University/Western Michigan University, Intergroup Relations Center/
Intercultural Communication
Anna M. Yeakley, Independent Intergroup Dialogue Consultant
Ximena Ziga, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Education

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