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ERIC Number: ED420631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Paradoxical Attitudes among a College of Education Faculty towards Ethnic Diversity.
Green, Malinda Hendricks
This study investigated conflicting attitudes toward diversity among college of education faculty at one metropolitan, southwestern university, focusing on their personal attitudes toward ethnic diversity. The study looked at whether they could simultaneously hold progressive and traditional values, egalitarian and individualistic attitudes. This coexistence is referred to as "aversive racism." Participants were 104 full-time faculty. Their ethnic makeup was predominantly Caucasian, with some African Americans and Native Americans and some of mixed ethnic makeup. A total of 51 percent completed a survey instrument that provided prompts reflecting the dual attitudes of individualism (traditionalism) and egalitarianism (progressivism). The study attempted to determine whether individuals who responded more agreeably to the progressive/liberal statements would also respond in agreement with the more traditionalist/conservative statements. Data analysis indicated that faculty members held conflicting attitudes, which could result in "aversive racism." (Contains 19 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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