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ERIC Number: EJ857229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Multicultural Education and Social Justice Actions
Pittman, Chavella T.
Intercultural Education, v20 n2 p173-186 Apr 2009
Multicultural citizenship education courses worldwide show promise in their ability to influence attitudes and beliefs supportive of social justice. However, many of these courses assume behavior change results from these attitudes changes. Quantitative analyses of pretest and posttest questionnaire data compare the impact of these unique curricular strategies on students' social action. The results reveal that these curricular strategies produce limited influence on social justice action. I suggest a social influence model of behavior change as a possibility for making multicultural education more effective at influencing behaviors for social justice action, thus reducing current and future social inequality. (Contains 5 notes and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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