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dc.contributor.authorHartman, Luke Aaronen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-16T23:06:44Z
dc.date.available2014-07-16T23:06:44Z
dc.date.issued2012-12-17en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:59en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49563
dc.description.abstractInvestigated in this study was whether a university education course that covers the topics of diversity and cultural responsiveness would change teacher candidates\' existing prejudicial attitudes.  The major variables reported in this study were exposure to diversity coursework which served as the independent variable and teacher candidates\' prejudicial attitudes, which served as the dependent variable. Using the Yoder-Hartman Survey of Beliefs Scale, three research questions were addressed: (a) Are there differences in prejudice level between preservice teachers who have taken a diversity course and those who have not taken a diversity course? (b) Are there differences in prejudice level in preservice teachers before and after taking a diversity course? and (c) Do preservice teachers who have taken a diversity course and those who have not taken a diversity course display different pre/post levels of assessed prejudice? No differences were found between students who had taken a diversity course and those who had not. The current study suggests that one diversity course is not sufficient to have a significant effect on prejudice reduction among preservice teachers. Analyses of the current study results suggest that the coursework designed to reduce prejudicial attitudes was ineffective. Continued investigation will be required to: (1) refine and develop a program that will reduce prejudicial attitudes among teacher candidates and (2) refine and develop measures of prejudice reduction.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectPrejudice Reductionen_US
dc.subjectPreservice Educationen_US
dc.subjectDiversity Courseworken_US
dc.titlePrejudice Reduction Through Diversity Coursework for Teacher Educationen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairCraig, James Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTripp, Norman Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSalmon, Richard G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHawk, Jean Rothen_US


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