Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education

Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education

Barbara Blummer (Center for Computing Sciences, USA), Jeffrey M. Kenton (Towson University, USA) and Michael Wiatrowski (Independent Researcher, USA)
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Release Date: March, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 309
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4097-7
ISBN13: 9781522540977|ISBN10: 1522540970|EISBN13: 9781522540984
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Description:

This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it provides the timeliest research on increasing cultural diversity and multiculturalism within institutions of higher learning. Featuring comprehensive coverage on classroom diversity, this publication is an innovative reference source for educators seeking to promote multiculturalism.

Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education is an essential scholarly publication that examines the interaction between culture and learning in academic environments and the efforts to mediate it through various educational venues. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including intercultural competence, microaggressions, and student diversity, this book is geared towards educators, professionals, school administrators, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational Development
  • Educational Expectations
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Language Skills
  • Microaggressions
  • Social Interaction
  • Student Diversity
  • Student Success
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"This book is quite unusual and refreshing, in that more than half of the chapters are dedicated to exploring the experiences of international students or students studying at higher education institutes in countries that are not their nation of origin…This book adds new and exciting perspectives to the scholarship surrounding multicultural inclusion in higher education. Its focus on the multiculturalism of and support for international students, in particular, is unique and outstanding, because it is a part of diversity that can be overlooked by university officials."

– Prof. Sin Guanci, The Ohio State University, USA
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Barbara Blummer is the reference librarian for the Center for Computing Sciences in Bowie, Maryland, USA. She received a MLS from the University of Maryland in 1995, a master's degree in Communications/Digital Library from Johns Hopkins University in 2005, and an EdD from Towson University in Instructional Technology in 2012. She had published numerous articles in the library literature and presented at various information literacy conferences.
Jeffrey M. Kenton is the assistant dean for the College of Education at Towson University, USA. Among his research interests are: instructional technology, technology literacy, problem-solving, assessment and metacognition. His present work revolves around studying the intersections between classroom technology use and pre-service preparation, content knowledge and metacognition.
Michael Wiatrowski received his Ph.D. in 1978 from Portland State University. His research has concentrated in the areas of juvenile justice, criminal justice reform, evaluation research, democratic policing and most recently in democratic theory and development. He worked 20 years in higher education as a tenured faculty member. Dr. Wiatrowski worked in the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice for 9 years. Dr. Wiatrowski is a Vietnam Veteran and retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. He continues to publish in refereed journals in a wide variety of areas.
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