ERIC Number: EJ1103996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
How Intergroup Dialogue Facilitators Understand Their Role in Promoting Student Development and Learning
Quaye, Stephen John; Johnson, Matthew R.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v27 n2 p29-55 2016
Intergroup dialogues are co-facilitated, face-to-face dialogues between two groups that have a history of conflict (for example, White people and people of color). Although researchers have explored the outcomes of these dialogues among students, little is known about the role of facilitators. Drawing from a case study of an intergroup dialogue program, the authors employ student development and learning theories to explore the tensions with which facilitators wrestled during these dialogues, including their authority and expertise, seeing knowledge as socially constructed, and sharing personal experiences during dialogues. Implications for intergroup dialogue facilitators to better manage these tensions are provided.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Interpersonal Relationship, Discussion Groups, Facilitators (Individuals), Student Development, Synchronous Communication, Case Studies, Research Methodology, Research Universities, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Graduate Students, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Interviews, Course Descriptions, Student Journals, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality, Gender Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Whites, Minority Groups, Race
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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