Multiculturalism incorporated: Student perceptions

Patrick L. Bruch, Jeanne L. Higbee, Kwabena Siaka

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Multicultural education has transformed higher education both in terms of research and in terms of student experiences. Given the complexity of our institutions, the overall effects of these transformations are mixed. Building on the successes and strengths of multicultural education as it is currently incorporated in institutions and programs will involve better understanding how it is perceived, positively and negatively, by those who are experiencing it first hand. In this article we seek to contribute to this reflection through a discussion of a survey of students' perceptions of multiculturalism in a large first-year program in a research university.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-152
Number of pages14
JournalInnovative Higher Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007


  • Diversity
  • Multiculturalism
  • Privilege
  • Student perceptions


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