ERIC Number: ED380344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Some Cognitive Developmental Characteristics of Social Diversity Education.
Adams, Maurianne; Zhou, Yu-hui A.
This paper, on a 1988-89 study of 219 undergraduates, addresses issues of cognitive development, learning style, and attitudes toward social diversity and social justice. A parallel study was conducted in spring/fall 1989 with subsequent changes noted. The table of contents presents the following sections: (1) "Background and Educational Context"; (2) "Conceptual Framework: Social Cognitive Development"; and (3) "Methodology and Discussion of Findings: Stage One of Research." Pre- and post-test results were analyzed for four assessment instruments: (1) Baxter-Magolda's Measure of Epistemological Reflection (MER); (2) Rest's Defining Issues Test (DIT); (3) Hudson and Ricketts' Index of Homophobia (IMT); and (4) Kolb's Learning Style Inventory (LSI). Numerous tables, figures, and illustrative diagrams support the narrative. An extensive bibliography is included. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16, 1990). Some pages may not reproduce clearly.