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Engaging Issues of Diversity in the Political Science Classroom

15 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2013 Last revised: 5 Feb 2013

Anne Flaherty

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Date Written: January 23, 2013

Abstract

Increasing student awareness of diversity is a core value and goal of many colleges and universities, and is particularly of concern for many Political Science programs. Using surveys administered to instructors and students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, this article identifies how Political Science instructors incorporate tools to increase student awareness of aspects of diversity such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. The survey data also assesses how effective these are related to student reported outcomes.

Keywords: diversity, teaching, race, gender, class, international

Suggested Citation

Flaherty, Anne, Engaging Issues of Diversity in the Political Science Classroom (January 23, 2013). 2013 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206024 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2206024

Anne Flaherty (Contact Author)

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville ( email )

1 Hairpin Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1102
United States

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