Date Approved

5-31-2000

Embargo Period

6-24-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Capasso, Ronald

Subject(s)

Hammonton High School (Hammonton, N.J.); Clubs; High school students; Multiculturalism--Study and teaching (Secondary)

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

This action research study examines the attitude change among rural high school students regarding diversity and tolerance presented through a multicultural club. Fifty randomly selected students and parents of the high school were pre-tested using a survey instrument measuring needs assessment and an attitude profile. Data analysis was conducted using percentages of each of the four questions asked. The entire student body was then exposed to various multicultural facts and experiences promoted through a multicultural club. Activities included daily factual announcements, a trivia contest of information retrieval, guest speakers, music, assemblies, displays of heritage's artifacts, and relevant content knowledge integrated throughout various content areas. Findings show an increased interest, awareness, and tolerance among the student body. Introduction/background, literature review, design of study, data analysis, conclusions, references, and survey instruments are included.

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