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)
Release Date: March, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 309
ISBN13: 9781522540977|ISBN10: 1522540970|EISBN13: 9781522540984|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4097-7

Description

As the world becomes more navigable, opportunities arise for people to live in different countries and for students to study internationally. Such capabilities require universities and other institutions of higher learning to accommodate cultural diversity.

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.

Topics Covered

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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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

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.