Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted on a graduate level multiculturalism in education course. Data collected from a world wide web based anonymous comments submission technology were coded and analyzed simultaneously by three researchers. Findings indicate that approximately of the 97.1 percent of students enrolled in three consecutive semesters responding to a statement which sought their perceptions of current efforts toward multiculturalism in education,” 56.5 percent of responses were found to be either clearly positive or positive, while 40.5 percent of responses could be considered negative or clearly negative. It is postulated that the provision of a consequence free communication facility has provided students with the opportunity to make authentic comments about sensitive multiculturally related topics.
Izat, J.G., Hargrave, T., Brammer, R.D. & Williams, G. (2001). Using Internet Technology to Facilitate Anonymous Communication in World Wide Web Delivered Multiculturalism in Education Courseware. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 334-339). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).