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ERIC Number: ED430904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-28
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Identity and Diversity: Interrogating Beliefs.
Gross, Patricia A.
A study explored the perceptions and beliefs of education students regarding identity and diversity. The purpose of the study entailed raising consciousness among white, middle class, conservative students through critical reading, critical listening, debate, cultural analysis, and community service. Students shared their written and oral reactions to selected readings, guest speakers, and performances. Exploring beliefs, conflicting viewpoints, and concerns enabled students to identify personal influences and filters, acknowledge alternatives, and activate change. Confronting racial, class, and gender issues allowed for frank discussion of relevant issues, student-driven course content, and student responsibility for the depth of inquiry, the exchange of ideas, and social agency. Joint and individual culminating projects heightened student synthesis of insights gleaned throughout the semester. Contains 20 references. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A