Increasing Positive Perceptions of Diversity for Religious Conservative StudentsCreative Education (2010)
AbstractEvidence suggests that positive perceptions toward diversity enhance the potential group and organizational benefits resulting from diversity. Given the make-up of today’s organizations, encountering diversity has become the norm rather than the exception. As such, it is becoming increasingly important to address diversity issues, and take steps to increase positive perceptions of diversity within the business classroom in order to carry that advantage into the work-place. Religious conservative students present a unique challenge to diversity education in that they likely hold value laden attitudes that lack alignment with diversity principles. This study prescribes a scaffolding approach to increase positive perceptions of diversity within a classroom comprised predominantly of religious conservative students.
Publication DateJanuary 1, 2010
Citation InformationCook, A. & Callister, R.R. (2010). Increasing positive perceptions of diversity for religious conservative students. Creative Education, 1, 93-100.