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ERIC Number: ED401347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Multicultural Identity Development: Preparing To Work with Diverse Populations.
Langelier, Carol A.
Working effectively within a multicultural society requires that counselors and educators become multicultural in context. This study was designed to determine whether a three-part cultural training diversity program would enable participants to become multicultural in context through structured learning experiences. Participants were 44 white educators, 7 males and 37 females, employed at a large private high school in New Hampshire. The three-part program emphasized multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills as separate training components. Each component featured experiential and didactic learning experiences. Scores were obtained for 3 measures of cultural awareness and knowledge and 15 critical incidents from the Culture General Assimilator instrument prior to the training. Six months later, the same measures, with 15 different critical incidents were used to measure attitudes and knowledge. Results provide evidence to suggest that individuals are capable of acquiring characteristics noted to be relevant to the development of a multicultural perspective as a result of cultural diversity training. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables, and 20 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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