Multicultural curriculum and MSW students' attitudes about race and diversity
Methods of incorporating culturally competent practice and social justice curricula often are addressed in a required course or across courses using an infusion model. This research explored multicultural curricula and MSW students' attitudes about race and diversity. Data were collected from 297 MSW students enrolled at two universities. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed significant differences between students in programs with required multicultural coursework and those utilizing an infusion model, with respect to attitudes toward African Americans but not on measures of diversity or social equality and justice. The results indicate the differential outcomes based on curriculum models and support the need for further research in this area.
Osteen, P.J., Vanidestine, T.J., Sharpe, T.L. (2013). Multicultural Cirriculum and MSW Students' Attitudes about Race and Diversity. Journal of Teaching in Social Work 33(2), pp. 111-128. https://doi.org/10.1080/08841233.2013.775211