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ERIC Number: ED490600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-13
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
A Comparison of Multicultural Attitudes by Gender, Education Level, and State of Origin
Miller-Whitehead, Marie
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The purpose of this paper was to compare attitudes and behaviors of respondents toward members of other cultural groups. This paper presents the results of a Multicultural Attitude Survey conducted with a random sample of 122 respondents ranging in education level from grade 9 to university graduate students. The survey was adapted from a similar study of middle and high school students conducted by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Questions reflected respondents' attitudes and behaviors toward members of other cultural groups, including the extent to which respondents had knowledge about and participated in activities with members of cultural groups other than their own. Results indicated significant differences in percent of positive responses according to the gender of the respondent. University students were more likely to have studied a language other than English, were more likely to have worked on a project with members of another cultural group, and were more likely to know about multicultural activities than were other respondents. Results have implications for community outreach, textbook selection, and cooperative learning activities. The Raw Data Multicultural Attitude Survey is appended. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A