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ERIC Number: ED530662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-23
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
What Diversity Means to Me: Exploration of the Impact of a Diversity Course on Preservice Teachers at a Small Private College
Zhou, Yunfang
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association (Savannah, GA, Oct 23, 2009)
The purpose of the study was to share the impact of an introductory diversity course on preservice teachers implemented in the teacher education program of a small private college located in rural South Georgia. Qualitative data from preservice teachers' course products were collected analyzed to see emerging patterns. Data results indicated that the course was an eye-opener for the majority of preservice teachers; this course increased preservice teachers' awareness and sensitivity to diversity around them and in education. In addition, this course shaped their view on themselves, the world and education in the sense that they expressed better understanding and appreciation of differences among diverse cultures and determination to improve their teaching in the future career to meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia