ERIC Number: EJ949409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Discussions across Difference: Addressing the Affective Dimensions of Teaching Diverse Students about Diversity
Barnett, Pamela E.
Teaching in Higher Education, v16 n6 p669-679 2011
This article is about missed opportunities for promoting learning and growth in our increasingly diverse classrooms and the fundamental affective and social questions we need to address if we are to teach about diversity effectively. It is about the need to develop trust within diverse groups, so that students can learn from each others' differences, confront their own assumptions and biases and prepare for engaged citizenship. To address the affective dimensions of this pedagogical work, this article synthesizes educational research on the impact of diversity, social science research on the impact of trust, and psychoanalytic literature on how we respond to and negotiate difference.
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Trust (Psychology), Educational Research, Social Sciences, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education, Cultural Differences, Affective Objectives, Social Psychology, Group Dynamics, Psychological Services, Cognitive Psychology, Barriers, Classroom Techniques, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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