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ERIC Number: EJ894050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1058-0360
Multicultural/Multilingual Instruction in Educational Programs: A Survey of Perceived Faculty Practices and Outcomes
Stockman, Ida J.; Boult, Johanna; Robinson, Gregory C.
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, v17 n3 p241-264 Aug 2008
Purpose: To describe the instructional strategies reported for multicultural/multilingual issues (MMI) education at programs in speech-language pathology and audiology and the perceived ease and effectiveness of doing so. Method: A 49-item questionnaire elicited anonymous responses from administrators, faculty, and teaching clinical supervisors at educational programs accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in the United States. The data were provided by 731 respondents from 79.6% of 231 accredited U.S. programs. They included instructors who taught courses dedicated to MMI and those who did not. Results: Respondents were generally committed to multicultural instruction, but they varied in their reported instructional practices and perceived levels of preparedness, effectiveness, and needs. General curricular infusion without an MMI-dedicated course was the most common instructional model used. Students were judged to be at least modestly prepared to deal with diversity issues as a result of their multicultural instruction, although current instructional approaches were not viewed as optimal. More positive outcomes were reported by instructors of MMI-dedicated than MMI-nondedicated courses. Conclusion: The instructional models and strategies used for MMI education vary, and programs are challenged by multiple issues in complying with the mandate for MMI curricular infusion. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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