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ERIC Number: ED214923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Selected Antecedent Variables to Outcomes of Training in Multicultural Education for Pre-service Teachers.
McGeehan, Jane
The responses of 38 preservice teachers enrolled in an education course entitled "Teaching in a Pluralist Society" were obtained through interviews, essays, and survey instruments. The students' responses were analyzed in relation to their knowledge of multicultual education, inter-ethnic experiences and behaviors, and attitudes and feelings about self and others. Three groups of students participated in the study: 25 were volunteers, eight were nonvolunteers, and five were "resistors" (reluctant learners, as identified by the instructor). Preliminary findings are discussed in the areas of: (1) common patterns among students with positive attitudes toward the course; (2) relationships among increased knowledge, changes in attitudes, and feelings toward other ethnic groups; (3) attitude changes between students having frequent previous high quality inter-ethnic experiences and students having infrequent low quality inter-ethnic experiences; (4) attitude changes in students with positive initial attitudes; (5) comparisons between students' initial and final attitudes; and (6) comparison between the initial and final variables of the five students who changed most and the five students who changed least. Tentative conclusions and implications are presented. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).