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ERIC Number: EJ879459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 107
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
Do Curricular and Cocurricular Diversity Activities Influence Racial Bias? A Meta-Analysis
Denson, Nida
Review of Educational Research, v79 n2 p805-838 2009
In response to rapidly changing demographics and increased racial tensions, institutions across the country have implemented diversity-related initiatives--to varying degrees--designed to promote positive intergroup relations. This increased interest has resulted in a growing body of research examining the impact of curricular and cocurricular diversity activities on a variety of outcomes and racial bias in particular. Whereas past reviews have highlighted the inconsistency in the research findings thus far, this study presents the first quantitative synthesis on this topic to date. The findings of this meta-analysis demonstrate that these initiatives do indeed reduce bias and that the effectiveness of this result depends on the characteristics of the program as well as the students. (Contains 8 notes, 4 tables, and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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