Critical issues in the U.S. (e.g. racial profiling, immigration)
40% of Princeton Review’s 331 best colleges & universities include diversity as part of mission (Meacham & Barrett, 2003)
… engage students in diverse learning environments that educate them to think critically and to expand their intellectual horizons while attaining the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship… (KSU Mission Statement)
Value diverse backgrounds, cultures, ideas, and lifestyles (KSU Core Values)
Engage in learning, value differences, embrace community, reflect on the past (KSU FYE)
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Wesley, S. (2007). Multicultural diversity: Learning through the arts. New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education, 116 , 13-23.