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Title: Never Heard of ‘Em: Multicultural Education, Belonging, and Self-Esteem in Students
Authors: Rush, Amani
Advisors: Shelton, Nicole
Department: Psychology
Class Year: 2016
Abstract: This study investigated whether multicultural education and stereotypical content in a lesson plan would have an effect on students’ sense of belonging and self-esteem. Four models of lesson plans were developed in order to assess the effect of multiculturalism and stereotypes on belonging and self-esteem. For the Black students, I predicted that the model that would have the highest scores on belonging and self-esteem would be the Integrated-Nonstereotypical model. For the White students, I predicted that there would be equal scores of belonging and self-esteem between the different conditions. The findings of the study showed different patterns between Black and White participants in what lesson plan they preferred. The implications of multicultural education as a practice are discussed.
Extent: 58 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Psychology, 1930-2020

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