ERIC Number: EJ798847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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Creating Inclusive Learning Communities: The Role of Student-Faculty Relationships in Mitigating Negative Campus Climate
Cress, Christine M.
Learning Inquiry, v2 n2 p95-111 Aug 2008
This study examined student perceptions of their learning environments at 130 American colleges and universities. Results indicate that students of color, women students, and gay/lesbian students are the most likely to observe and experience prejudice and discrimination within and outside of their classrooms. Fortunately, the development of strong student-faculty relationships significantly mitigate negative campus climate and support the formation of inclusive learning communities. Institutional implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Colleges, Universities, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Campuses, Teacher Student Relationship, Bias, Gender Discrimination
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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