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ERIC Number: EJ841388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0195-7597
Promoting Multicultural Competence: Diversity Training for Transition Professionals
Lichtenstein, David; Lindstrom, Lauren; Povenmire-Kirk, Tiana
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, v30 n3 p3-15 Spr 2008
As post-school outcomes for diverse students with disabilities continue to fall short of those of their majority-culture peers, there is an increasingly urgent need to increase multicultural competence among transition professionals. This study used a pre-/post-test measure to assess changes in multicultural competence for a statewide group of education and rehabilitation staff following a one-time-only training. Findings produced mixed but limited results as to the efficacy of such training in multicultural competence. This suggests that short-term training may not produce powerful enough effects to impart long term changes; however, the results also imply that merely surveying staff about attitudes and practices may act to raise awareness and increase competence. Implications for future research and practice are discussed. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon