ERIC Number: EJ1093606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Creating Multicultural Classrooms. Developing Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills: Diversity Training Makes a Difference?
Hall, J. Camille; Theriot, Matthew T.
Multicultural Perspectives, v18 n1 p35-41 2016
As the population becomes more diverse, social work educators will bear a larger responsibility for educating culturally competent practitioners. To enhance student learning, research should consider those factors that influence students' multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. This information potentially can help students better prepare for cultural competency courses and improve student outcomes. The focus of this study was to evaluate BSW and MSW students' (N = 191) multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills at the beginning and end of a required cultural diversity course. The results indicate that more previous diversity trainings at different sites consistently predict higher pre-test scores while previous diversity training sites and pre-test scores predict post-test scores. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of research, practice, and teaching implications.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Literacy, Interpersonal Competence, Social Work, College Students, Cultural Differences, Pretests Posttests, Instructional Effectiveness, Predictor Variables, Prior Learning, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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