ERIC Number: EJ1174021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Incorporating Diversity Content into Courses and Concerns about Teaching Culturally Diverse Students
Prieto, Loreto R.
Teaching of Psychology, v45 n2 p146-153 Apr 2018
I examined concerns surrounding teaching culturally diverse students and attitudes toward incorporating diversity content into courses, held by a national sample of psychology educators (N = 91). Findings indicated that as instructors' personal acceptance of culturally diverse students increased, instructors' level of "backlash" attitudes toward those students decreased, and instructors attached a greater level of importance to incorporating diversity issues into their course content. Lower levels of instructor concern surrounding managing cultural differences in the classroom was associated with instructors attaching a greater level of importance to incorporating diversity issues into course content. Instructors of color spent a significantly greater amount of class time teaching about diversity issues in their psychology courses than their European American counterparts. I discuss implications of these findings for established and future psychology educators.
Descriptors: Course Content, Psychology, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences, Student Diversity, Teacher Attitudes, Correlation, Minority Group Teachers, Whites, Futures (of Society), Faculty Development, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Barriers, Student Characteristics, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, College Students
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