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ERIC Number: EJ1045806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Preparing FCS Professionals: Using Simulations to Raise Awareness and Change Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Heiden, Kathleen; Harpel, Tammy
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v105 n2 p21-28 2013
Many universities offer courses in multiculturalism to broaden students' perspectives, but are the courses effective? This article explores the effects of using simulations to raise awareness and challenge students' perspectives of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. The results of three simulation activities are presented. Three simulations were implemented in two undergraduate courses and results were analyzed using descriptive statistics and grounded theory constant comparative method. The authors found that simulations are effective because they allow students to experience stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination firsthand and make personal connections to course concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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