ERIC Number: ED196583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Effects of a Multicultural Awareness Course on Teachers of Ethnically Different Students.
Amodeo, Luiza B.; Edelson, Roz
During the summer of 1980, 27 graduate students (13 Chicano and 14 Anglo) at New Mexico State University participated in a course designed to emphasize 3 areas of awareness relevant to multicultural education: (1) clarification of personal ethnic, cultural, and sex role attitudes and identification; (2) increased sensitivity to ethnic, cultural, and sex role stereotypes and biases and the acquisition of accurate information and realistic understanding of minority groups; (3) recognition of potential areas of bias in existing curricula and the development of strategies for integrating multicultural education in public school curricula. Activities of the course were focused on helping students clarify their attitudes about their own ethnic, cultural, and sex role identification, sharpen their awareness of ethnic and cultural groups, and find strategies for implementing multicultural education. Results of an ethnic literacy test administered the first and last week of the course indicated a gain of more than seven points on the mean score. A recommendation for more courses of this nature was indicated by student feedback and the instructors' comments. (AN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicanos; New Mexico State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (11th, Las Cruces, NM, October 15-17, 1980).