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Educating about LGBQ Diversity in Introductory College Courses

Abstract Information concerning sexual minorities is conspicuously absent from secondary education curriculums. Student attitudes toward sexual diversity are impacted, and those entering higher educational environments are at a disadvantage when faced with diverse university populations. This study attempted to close the information gap among first year college students and to improve attitudes by teaching about sexual minorities, especially gays and lesbians. In addition to their standard coursework, 41 student participants (31 in the intervention group, and 10 in the control group) who were enrolled in required introductory college courses received six short lessons on sexual diversity. Mixed methods data collection and analysis included a pre and... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Spalding, Mark Donald (Author) / Rotheram-Fuller, Erin (Advisor) / Adelman, Madelaine (Committee member) / Artiles, Alfredo (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational sociology / Educational leadership / Social research / Attitude Change / Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender / Higher Education / LGBT / Sexual Minorities / Social Justice
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 173 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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