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ERIC Number: EJ1078506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Fostering Ethnic and Religious Harmony through Classroom Language Experiences
Obiekezie, Eucharia Obiageli; Timothy, Alexander Essien
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n25 p55-61 2015
This paper explores ways the classroom environment can fertilise ethnic and religious tolerance in students. In a pre/post test design, 76 students at a university secondary school in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria were randomly selected to respond to a twenty-item survey. Afterwards, the experimental group was exposed to a critical thinking game that focused on rational appraisals of ethnic and religious prejudices. A t-test analysis indicated a significant difference in prejudice between the experimental and the control group. It was concluded that classroom language experiences could foster positive changes in ethnic and religious prejudices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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