ERIC Number: ED562839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Researching the Educational Benefits of Diversity. Research Report No. 2005-4
Shaw, Emily J.
There are many different ways to research the educational benefits of diversity. Most of the findings from the research in this field suggest that experiences with diversity in higher education result in significant benefits on learning and democracy outcomes. This paper offers several examples of previous studies, as well as recommendations and considerations for institutions interested in designing and carrying out their own research studies on the educational benefits of diversity. Appended are: (1) Explanation of Acronyms; (2) Sample Items from the Diversity Assessment Questionnaire (DAQ); (3) Diversity Experiences; (4) Openness to Diversity/Challenge Scale Items; (5) Independent Variables Investigated by Pascarella, Edison, Nora, Hagedorn, and Terenzini (1996); (6) Modern Racism Scale (MRS); (7) List and Description of Measures Used in Gurin, Nagda, and Lopez (2004); and (8) Interactional Diversity Items from the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ).
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Higher Education, College Students, Questionnaires, Racial Bias, Educational Environment, Interaction, Peer Influence, Social Influences, Educational Research, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Student Experience
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Student Experiences Questionnaire