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ERIC Number: EJ1155778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Achieving a Global Mind-Set at Home: Student Engagement with Immigrant Children
Dallinger, Carolyn
Teaching Sociology, v45 n4 p358-367 Oct 2017
Developing a global mind-set in college students is a goal of many colleges and universities. Most often this goal is met by encouraging students to study abroad. This article explains how a service learning student engagement program at home achieves this goal by pairing Introduction to Sociology students with young immigrant children in a weekly formal mentoring relationship. Research on the program shows that students develop new perspectives about immigrant issues and that students report a reduction of their level of prejudice against immigrants coming from around the globe. Quantitative outcomes assessed on a Likert prejudice scale support service learning participants' reports of lower prejudice levels than those in a control group. This teaching method has significant implications for providing opportunities to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to engage in service learning, achieving global mind-sets at home.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa