Improving children's attitudes towards refugees: An evaluation of a school-based multicultural curricula and anti-racist intervention.

Turner, Rhiannon N and Brown, Rupert (2008) Improving children's attitudes towards refugees: An evaluation of a school-based multicultural curricula and anti-racist intervention. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38 (5). 1295¿1328. ISSN 0021-9029

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Abstract

We evaluated the impact of the Friendship Project, a program designed to improve elementary school children's attitudes toward refugees. Participants either received 4 weekly lessons based on the program, or they received no lessons. All participants completed attitude measures before and after implementation of the program. Half completed the post-test 1 week after completion of the program, while the other half completed the post-test 7 weeks after its completion. The program led to more positive attitudes toward refugees in the short term, but not in the long term. Moreover, although it did not increase empathy, the program increased the proportion of participants who preferred an acculturation strategy of integration and reduced the number of participants who had conflictual acculturative fit.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Rupert Brown
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:46
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2012 14:26
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14346
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