Multicultural education through video technology

A. Thurston, K. J. Topping

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    Abstract

    This project explored the impact of contact and interaction through video technology on aspects of multicultural awareness. Sixty-six 11-12 year old Scottish primary school pupils collected data regarding ethnicity from their local community through questionnaires, interviews, direct observation, digital images and video. From this they distilled a multi-media presentation, delivered by videoconference to a partner school in the US, who reciprocated. Positive changes occurred in the complexity of the children’s perceptions of their community environment, the ethnicity of their community, their own ethnicity, and news images. The children’s use of language to define ethnicity more complex and their attitudes more inclusive. This has implications for practice, policy and future research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-31
    Number of pages5
    JournalRace Equality Teaching
    Volume23
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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