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ERIC Number: EJ1167173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Professorial Views of the Use of Diversity Experiences to Develop Students' Critical Thinking Skills in the Pakistani College Context
Tahir, Khazima
Journal for Leadership and Instruction, v16 n2 p8-14 Fall 2017
This study explored the interplay of diversity experiences and critical thinking of Pakistani college students and determined how the classroom experience supported and exposed students to diversity and critical thinking. The researcher conducted teachers' interviews to gather data in a college in Pakistan. Teachers were asked to respond to a series of questions about the influence of diversity experiences on student critical thinking, and some potential challenges teachers face in promoting diversity experiences and subsequent critical thinking skills of Pakistani students. Findings of this study indicated that Pakistani professors felt diversity experiences influenced student dispositions to think critically. Also, the teachers indicated potential challenges in promoting diversity experiences such as a lack of structural diversity in the college and non-alignment of prescribed curriculum with diversity experiences. The implications for the use of diversity experiences to promote critical thinking skills of the college students are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A