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ERIC Number: ED376148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of the Prospective Teacher's Attitudes toward Social Diversity.
Chiang, Linda H.
This study examined the attitudes of prospective teachers toward social diversity. Students were from selected teacher education programs at two different universities. The group of prospective teachers from one university received instruction in multicultural education, the other group did not. Pre- and post-questionnaire data were collected to ascertain if there were different attitudes toward social diversity between the two groups. One hundred thirty-four pre-post responses could be matched for comparison. Findings indicated that at the beginning of the students' professional semester there was no significant difference between the two groups. Both reported positive attitudes toward social diversity, with females reporting more positive attitudes than did males. At the end of the first professional semester there was a significant difference between the two groups. Students who had received instruction in multicultural education reported more positive attitudes toward social diversity. Since training in multicultural education impacts social diversity attitudes positively, areas in which teacher educators need to help themselves and their students gain multicultural competency are suggested. (Contains 21 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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