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Keywords

Multicultural education--Middle West; Multicultural education--Research;

Abstract

This study investigated teachers' and students' perceptions of the degree of infusion of multicultural gender-fair educational components at the high school level. Two instruments were used: Multicultural Gender-Fair Educational Infusion Index and Multicultural Gender-Fair Educational Infusion Survey. The Multicultural GenderFair Educational Infusion Index was administered to 50 teachers in the subject areas of reading language arts, social studies, and physical science. The Multicultural GenderFair Educational Infusion Survey was administered to 82 high school-age students from the same mid-size Midwestern town. The results of the study showed a discrepancy in what teachers value in terms of multicultural education and how regularly its components are put into practice in the classroom. Also, the degree of student acknowledgment of the use of multicultural components by their teachers presents another discrepancy. Implications of the results and suggestions for further research are included.

Date of Award

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Radhi Al-Mabuk, Chair

Date Original

1998

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 60)

Language

EN

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