Virginia's CTE Resource Center - Workplace Readiness Skills

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate diversity awareness.

Definition

Demonstration includes
  • working in a respectful and friendly manner with all customers and coworkers (i.e., treating all with the same degree of professional respect), regardless of national origin, race, appearance, religion, gender, disability, or age
  • respecting cultural differences encountered in the workplace.

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science

CE.3

The student will demonstrate knowledge of citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by

  1. describing the processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States;
  2. describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws;
  3. describing the duties of citizenship, including obeying the laws, paying taxes, defending the nation, and serving in court;
  4. examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society;
  5. evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good.

CE.4

The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

  1. practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
  2. practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
  3. practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
  4. practicing respect for the law;
  5. practicing patriotism;
  6. practicing decision making;
  7. practicing service to the school and/or local community.

GOVT.3

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of democracy by

  1. recognizing the fundamental worth and dignity of the individual;
  2. recognizing the equality of all citizens under the law;
  3. recognizing majority rule and minority rights;
  4. recognizing the necessity of compromise;
  5. recognizing the freedom of the individual.

GOVT.11

The student will demonstrate knowledge of civil liberties and civil rights by

  1. examining the Bill of Rights, with emphasis on First Amendment freedoms;
  2. analyzing due process of law expressed in the 5th and 14th Amendments;
  3. explaining selective incorporation of the Bill of Rights;
  4. exploring the balance between individual liberties and the public interest;
  5. explaining every citizen’s right to be treated equally under the law.

GOVT.17

The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

  1. practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
  2. practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
  3. practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
  4. practicing respect for the law;
  5. practicing patriotism;
  6. practicing financial responsibility.

VUS.14

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s by

  1. identifying the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the roles of Thurgood Marshall and Oliver Hill, and how Virginia responded;
  2. describing the importance of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the 1963 March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Other Related Standards

Instructional Resources for Workplace Readiness Skills

American Association for Affirmative Action, Workforce Diversity

Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the EEOC

Communication with Gestures

Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions

Generational Differences in the Workplace

Multicultural Literacy

P21’s Global Awareness List

Speaking and Writing About People with Disabilities

Workplace Diversity: International Meeting Activity