This study will further advance existing research by providing a structure for future hiring practices that can help to improve diversity and inclusion on college and university campuses, as it relates to staff and faculty diversity. Review of Literature The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion The diversity climate on college campuses is shown to have a significant impact on the student experience and student success. According to Jackson, May & Whitney (1995) diversity can be defined as the existence of differences among members of a social unit.
Phillips (2011) suggests a multilevel framework to analyse racialization in order to engage in a more holistic discussion of the topic and gain a better understanding of the issues. It is argued that for diversity to be effective, it has to be operational at the different levels in which racialization exists and according to Phillips (2011), racialization exists at three levels: the meso, micro and macro levels and inequalities are produced at all levels. She explains
We aimed to give answer for the question: What is the influence of cultural diversity on performance of multicultural teams? and What is the influence of team members’ cultural intelligence on performance of multicultural teams? In the following section, the hypotheses and their respective results will be discussed and contributions to the theoretical and empirical analysis are presented if relevant. 7.1 Main findings The purpose of this thesis was to investigate the two following relationships: Firstly, the effect of cultural diversity on MCT’s performance and the moderating effect of CQ on this relationship, secondly, the impact of CQ on MCT’s performance. Results show that higher degrees of similarity, rather than diversity, are conducive
Different paradigms in the single study provide an opportunity for the researcher to use variety of approaches and designs so that the study will compile both the authenticity and genuine information. Allen Rubin & Earl Babbie (2011) again state the importance of multi-paradigms in the research study. They argue:-
International research evidence confirms the importance of addressing the issues of diversity and equality in ECCE (Woodhead & Brooker 2008; Mac Naughton 2003, cited in Mhic Mhatuna & Taylor 2012, p. 279). This assignment will critically compare and contrast the multicultural and anti-bias approaches, additionally, it will explore how research and children’s funds of knowledge influence how diversity is addressed in ECCE. The multicultural approach initiated in the 1960’s in the UK to support inclusion of new immigrant communities. This approach acknowledges the ne ed for recognition and celebration of different cultures, with a focus on ‘cultural diversity’, specifically the minority culture. Using a touristic approach, in which cultural aspects such as food, dress, language and festivals are, celebrated (Murray et al., 2010, p.44).
4.2 Communication Strategy Hofstede 's cultural dimensions’ theory is a framework for cross-cultural communication, developed by Geert Hofstede. It describes the effects of a society 's culture on the values of its members, and how these values relate to behaviour, using a structure derived from factor analysis. If we explore Saudi Arabia’s culture, we can get a good overview of the drivers of its culture in comparison to rest of the world cultures. This also will give us the insight on the best practices that can be implemented and align strategies that can work best. Source: Greet Hofstede’s website Power Distance This dimension gives us the view of the fact that different individuals in each society are not same – it conveys the viewpoints of the culture towards these inequalities.
Themes will be made according to the research objectives and the findings collected from the case study would be crosschecked against the literature reviewed. In order to process any quantitative information, MS Excel graphs will be used for the accomplishment of the numerical results. These cross-referenced research findings will be valid enough to generalise it on the larger population. Qualitative analysis transforms theories in a form of statements and concepts focusing on interpretations. The qualitative analysis for the study is consisting of discussion of secondary data and results obtained from the interviews and survey questionnaire (Brecher & Harvey, 2002; Weber, Shils, Finch, Antonio, & Sica, 2011; Bergh & Ketchen, 2009; Krishnaswamy, Sivakumar, & Mathirajan,
The role of language in identity formation The function of language is not confined to merely being an instrument of communication. It also serves another equally significant role in people’s identity formation. Language can potentially encourage, social ties on the bases of a common identity (Dieckhoff, 2004). On the other hand, differences in the languages used may lead to difficulties in communication and hence social division. This essay will discuss the significance of language in formations of ethnic and national identities in modern context, as well as the reciprocal relationship between language development and identity formation.
Multiculturalism can be defined as cultural diversity or the evolution of it, where people from different ethnicities coexist; it can also refer to an integrative policy adopted by a multicultural nation (Patil, 2015). Just like a two sides of a coin, multiculralism too has its own advantages and disadvantages. Supporters of multiculturalism argues about the many advantages that existence of many culture bring it in the host nation or in host society. One such major advantage is the learning of the different perspective by the people of the host nation. People learn the new culture, language, fashion style, food, etc which enriches the knowledge of the people living in the society or country.
Some of the prime components of the foundation are epistemology, methodology, and method, all of which are interrelated and cemented together. The result of these contributes to the authenticity, reliability, and clarity that enables qualitative methodology to deliver such compelling results, and how researchers and participants are able corroborate in any study. Epistemology, in a most general way, is that branch of philosophy which is concerned with the value and origin of human knowledge, (Dubray (1909). "Epistemology determines and is made visible through method, particularly involving the participant. It also determines the objects of every social science by ascertaining their differentiating characteristics, and fixed their relations and common principles, the beginnings of their development and their special methods".