ERIC Number: EJ1142295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Investigating the Development of Graduate Students' Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs Professional Preparation
Iverson, Susan V.; Seher, Christin L.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v28 n1 p77-97 2017
Graduate programs typically provide the diversity coursework needed for students to develop the multicultural competencies necessary to fulfill their roles, yet the overall effectiveness of these educational experiences and their influence on the development of multicultural competence is unclear. This article describes a study designed to measure the impact of graduate professional preparation programs on the development of multicultural competence in graduate students enrolled in two professional preparation programs in student affairs. The authors also consider how different curricular approaches may contribute to the development of multicultural competence. Following a description of results, implications for practice and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Cultural Awareness, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Educational Experience, Curriculum, Measures (Individuals), Comparative Analysis, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Pretests Posttests, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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