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dc.contributor.authorPhillips-Jefford, Munjeera
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-18T17:48:40Z
dc.date.available2014-08-18T17:48:40Z
dc.date.issued2014-08-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5604
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine whether English a Second Language (ESL) instructors’ ethnocentrism could be reduced using multicultural education (MCE) principles. There were three focus group discussions and a Likert scale questionnaire. The findings demonstrated that while ESL instructors were conscious of systemic barriers, media stereotypes, and bullying, more diversity training is required in order to improve teachers’ attitudes, responses, and instructional strategies regarding integration issues due to the increasing diversity of learners present in classrooms today. The findings of the study also demonstrated that MCE principles could be used to effectively raise the awareness of ESL instructors when dealing with integration and assimilation issues. When immigration, human rights, and multicultural policies were examined critically, ESL instructors were able to improve their cross-cultural skills in the classroom to be more inclusive towards diverse ethnic groups by giving learners greater opportunities to express themselves. As a result, learners’ knowledge, experience, and skills were validated in the classroom leading to a more meaningful learning experience.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectglobal and multicultural educationen_US
dc.subjectfunds of knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectreducing teacher ethnocentrismen_US
dc.subjectESL instructorsen_US
dc.titleOne of Us or One of Them: A Generic Qualitative Study on the Efficacy of the Funds of Knowledge Strategy to Reduce Teacher Ethnocentrismen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Educationen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Educationen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
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