Reducing education students' ethnocentrism: Difficulties and possible solutions

MacDonald, Christine D,; Sperry, Linda L.
September 1995
Contemporary Education;1995, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
Discusses how to reduce ethnocentrism among education students in the United States. Creation of courses to teach sensitivity and understanding of the diversity of cultures; Studies on ethnocentrism among education students.


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