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Increasing Multicultural Understanding

Increasing Multicultural Understanding

Third Edition

September 2013 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Increasing Multicultural Understanding, Third Edition provides the necessary tools to foster positive and productive relationships among culturally diverse populations. Authors Don C. Locke and Deryl F. Bailey encourage readers to explore their own cultural background and identity, and in the process, begin to better understand others. A best-seller in the first and second editions, this revised and expanded third edition continues to present its classic framework for critical observation with at least 10 elements, including: the history of oppression, religious practices, family structure, degree of acculturation, poverty, language and the arts, racism and prejudice, sociopolitical factors, child-rearing practices, and values and attitudes.

Chapter 1: A Model of Multicultural Understanding
Chapter 2: Native American Indians
Chapter 3: Mexican Americans
Chapter 4: Puerto Rican Americans
Chapter 5: African Americans
Chapter 6: Chinese Americans
Chapter 7: Japanese Americans
Chapter 8: Korean Americans
Chapter 9: Vietnamese in the United States
Chapter 10: Jewishness in America
Chapter 11: Muslims in the United States
Chapter 12: Social Justice in Education and Counseling
Author Bios

Provides a greater understanding of how to effectively work with families and groups who are often marginalized in our society.

Dr Kimmery Newsom
Sch Of Family Stds Human Svcs, Kansas State University
December 31, 2014

Best fit our vision for the course.

Ms Sharon Gilbert
HSSBT, Patrick Henry Cmty College
April 1, 2014
Key features


  • Features a new chapter on social justice.
  • Includes thoughtfully updated chapters on specific groups: African Americans, Japanese Americans, Mexican Americans, Korean Americans, Native American Indians, Chinese Americans, and Vietnamese in the United States.


  • Current affairs are woven throughout the chapters to encourage understanding of cultural competence.
  • An invaluable model for both prospective and current counselors.
  • Successfully crosses disciplines to a variety of other fields in which the demand to understand cultural membership is growing.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 5

Chapter 12

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