ERIC Number: ED350207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
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Does the City College New World Civilization Course Reduce Provincialism?
The global education movement suggests that exposing students to information about different cultures reduces their provincial attitudes and facilitates world-mindedness. To test this possibility, 184 freshmen at the City College of the City University of New York, some enrolled in a World Civilization course and some not, answered a questionnaire in pre-test and post-test sessions. The questionnaire assessed students' interests, self-perceived knowledge, and actual knowledge of different cultures around the world. Increased interest toward different cultures was the measure of reduced provincialism. The findings generally indicated that the World Civilization course did not produce changes on these variables. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: City University of New York
Note: Requirement for the M.A. degree, City College of the City University of New York. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (1991).