Faculty teaching diversity through difficult dialogues: Stories of challenges and success

Joy Gaston Gayles, Bridget Turner Kelly, Shaefny Grays, Jing Jing Zhang, Kamaria P. Porter

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Abstract

Teaching diversity courses in graduate preparation programs is likely to trigger difficult dialogues that evoke a range of emotional responses. Difficult dialogues on diversity topics must be managed effectively in order to enhance multicultural competence. This interpretive study examined the experiences of faculty who teach diversity courses in higher education programs. The findings highlight challenges experienced by faculty, as well as strategies for managing difficult dialogues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-312
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Student Affairs Research and Practice
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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