A comparison of teachers' and students' multicultural competence and racial color-blindness in ethnically diverse and non-diverse FFA chapters

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A comparison of teachers' and students' multicultural competence and racial color-blindness in ethnically diverse and non-diverse FFA chapters

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dc.contributor.advisor Torres, Robert M. (Robert Matthew), 1963- en_US
dc.contributor.author Vincent, Stacy Kendall, 1977- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T16:43:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T16:43:27Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other VincentS-050310-D4464 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8330
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 28, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Robert Torres. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural education. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was four-fold. First, this study sought to describe the sub-constructs of multicultural competence in school-based agriculture teachers and their relationship to the ethnic diversity of local FFA membership in selected high schools. Additionally, this study examined the racial color-blindness of school-based agriculture teachers and their students and its relationship to the ethnic diversity of local FFA membership. This study compared multicultural competence and racial color-blindness between teachers and students. Finally, this study described relationships between teacher and student characteristics in terms of the ethnic diversity of local FFA memberships. The study consisted of 10 school-based agriculture teachers and their student from a school with an ethnic enrollment of at least 30%. Half of the teachers and students represented a diverse FFA chapter while the other half represented a non-diverse FFA chapter. Teachers in diverse FFA chapters reported a higher multicultural competence score then teachers in non-diverse FFA chapters. The same results hold true for the students of the teachers. As a whole students reported to believe their teacher's multicultural competence is higher than what the teachers' rating. Teachers and students in diverse FFA chapters have a higher racial color-blindness then teachers and students in non-diverse FFA chapters. Because of the findings in racial color-blindness an error was discovered in the racial color-blindness instrument. The variety of multicultural training, years of teaching and other teacher characteristics were correlated with the ethnic diversity of the FFA membership. In addition, students' cumulative grade point average, career preference, and educational level of mother are correlated with the ethnic diversity of the FFA membership. en_US
dc.format.extent xiv, 180 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Future Farmers of America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Multicultural education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Multiculturalism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cultural pluralism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Post-racialism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture teachers -- Attitudes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural students -- Attitudes en_US
dc.title A comparison of teachers' and students' multicultural competence and racial color-blindness in ethnically diverse and non-diverse FFA chapters en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Agricultural education en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b77844178 en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b77844178
dc.identifier.oclc 656562887 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2010 Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2010 Freely available dissertations (MU)


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