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ERIC Number: EJ1049290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Increasing Awareness of Diversity through Community Engagement and Films
Lee, Othelia Eun-Kyoung; Priester, Mary Ann
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n1 p35-46 2015
This observational study explored the use of films to create a forum to engage various audiences, including the general public, social work students, and socioeconomically disadvantaged youths. Three film events were held at a large public university. Participant feedback via online forums and panel discussions was analyzed to evaluate the efficacy of using film to facilitate learning about cross-cultural experiences. Vicarious experience through film was found to be useful for multicultural education with varied audiences. Findings indicate that films make a difficult topic safer by objectifying it and removing some of the barriers to learning cultural competence. Further opportunities for university-community partnerships should be developed to enhance multicultural education, to inspire students, and to engage the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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