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Reimagining Curricula: Supporting Minority Ethnic Students’ Interest through Culturally Sensitive Curricula

Thomas, Dave S.P, Quinlan, Kathleen M. (2021) Reimagining Curricula: Supporting Minority Ethnic Students’ Interest through Culturally Sensitive Curricula. In: Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 08-12 Apr 2021, Orlando, Florida, USA. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:87272)

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between university students’ perceptions of the cultural sensitivity of their curriculum and their interest in their major. An ethnically diverse sample (N=262) rated the cultural sensitivity of the curriculum of their major and their interest. Ethnic minority students (n=157) perceived their curriculum as less culturally sensitive on all four dimensions and had lower levels of interest than White students (n=100). Each of the newly developed Culturally Sensitive Curriculum Scales was significantly related to interest. Regression analyses showed that two dimensions of cultural sensitivity (Diversity Represented and Challenge Power) mediated effects of ethnicity on interest. Therefore, ensuring curricula are diverse and critical may support minority ethnic students’ interest and potentially contribute to reducing achievement gaps.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Dave Thomas
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 17:47 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 22:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/87272 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Thomas, Dave S.P: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7561-9719
Quinlan, Kathleen M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3606-4148
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