Title

Teaching Diversity: Increasing Awareness of Multiculturalism and its Implications in Japanese Education

Document Type

Presentation

Document Subtype

Abstract

Presentation Date

4-2-2010

Conference Name

Joint Meeting of Midwest Sociological Association and North Central Sociological Association

Conference Location

Chicago, IL

Peer Review

Invited

Abstract

This proposed study explores how cultural attitudes toward diversity, specifically race and ethnicity, are taught in Japanese education. More specifically, it will examine how Japanese students understand the issues of "race," "ethnicity," and "diversity" in both domestic and global contexts. In this study, Japanese university students will be recruited to participate in survey and follow-up interviews. Surveys will be utilized to identify general attitudes toward diversity, focusing on race and ethnicity in both domestic and global contexts, while interviews will be conducted to allow participants to express their thoughts on diversity with using their own voices.

Keywords

diversity, race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, Japan, EFL education

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Sociology

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