Summary: Cultural Diversity (EETAP): This section contains information about perspectives and approaches for Environmental Education to remain effective and relevant to diverse populations both locally and globally.
Changing demographics in the United States require new perspectives and approaches if environmental education (EE) is to remain effective and relevant to diverse populations both locally and globally. In an effort to continue providing resources and a forum for those wanting to grow in culturally competent practices, EETAP and Intercambios created these pages. The pages include information and tools that we and other colleagues (such as yourself) have found useful when thinking about how to make EE organizations and programs more inclusive.
How this Information is Organized
Each installment will focus on a specific topic such as cultural competency in your organization, programs, membership, partnerships, and plans. Each topic has an assessment tool, relevant articles, vignettes, mini-lesson, success stories, glossary, and annotated bibliography.
1. Summer 2006: Looking at your own Individual Cultural Competency
2. Fall 2006: Looking at your own Individual Cultural Competency
3. Winter 2007: Initiating New Relationships
4. Fall 2007: Reasons to be Inclusive
5. Winter 2008: How Other Sectors Approach Environmental Issues
6. Spring 2008: The "White" Perspective
7. Summer 2008: Are We Ready to Ride the New Environmental Wave?
8. Winter 2009: Adapting to Change
9. Spring 2009: Not Seeing Your Culture?
10. Summer 2009: Values and Decision Making
11. Winter 2010: Do you Know your Organizational Culture?
12. Spring 2010: Ethnocentric Filters
13. Summer 2010: The Leader's Role in Becoming Inclusive