ERIC Number: EJ921052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 6
Peer Educators in Critical Campus Discourse
Voorhees, Rhondie; Petkas, Steven N.
New Directions for Student Services, n133 p77-86 Spr 2011
The Common Ground Multicultural Dialogue program in the Department of Resident Life at the University of Maryland is an innovative peer education program designed to teach skills for engagement through exploration of contemporary multicultural societal dilemmas. The Common Ground Dialogue Program was launched in 2000 to provide undergraduate students structured opportunities to engage in peer-led dialogues about compelling topics that have important implications for a twenty-first century U.S. multicultural society. A primary goal of the program is to equip students with the skills, experiences, and confidence to become more comfortable engaging with others, especially on provocative and divisive issues for which there are multiple and competing perspectives. In this chapter, the authors describe their work with the program and lessons learned about strategies for effective peer leadership.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Peer Teaching, Multicultural Education, Student Leadership, Interpersonal Communication, Facilitators (Individuals), Discussion Groups, Leadership Training, Courses, Student Diversity, Cognitive Development, Student Role, Student Personnel Services, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Student Development, Focus Groups, Program Descriptions, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Case Studies, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland