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An exploratory study of multicultural competencies in graduate communication disorders programs: Graduate multicultural program development and faculty and student perceptions


2002 2002

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Abstract (summary)

This exploratory study used the Multicultural Program Survey and the Multicultural Competencies Survey to gain national information regarding the current status of 224 graduate communication disorders programs and the self-perceptions of a census of Graduate Program Directors, faculty, clinical staff and graduate students on multicultural competencies. The Multicultural Program Survey resulted in a 33.4% response rate and indicated highest competencies met in the areas of Curriculum Issues and Research Considerations and lowest in the areas of Racial and Ethnic Minority Representation, Practice and Supervision, and Physical Environment. Three hundred and twenty seven faculty, clinical staff and graduate students responded to the Multicultural Competency Survey. Results indicated that experiencing the following multicultural training opportunities were related to higher levels of perceived competency: a three credit course on multicultural issues in communication disorders, multicultural clinical experiences, multicultural professional experiences, and personal exploration of multicultural issues. Results showed that means of reported self-awareness, multicultural knowledge, and multicultural skills increased with higher levels of perceived multicultural competencies. Areas for future research are included.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Speech therapy
Classification
0460: Speech therapy
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences, Communication disorders, Graduate multicultural program, Multicultural competencies
Title
An exploratory study of multicultural competencies in graduate communication disorders programs: Graduate multicultural program development and faculty and student perceptions
Author
Yorke, Jennifer Jean
Number of pages
111
Publication year
2002
Degree date
2002
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 63/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
049371734X, 9780493717340
Advisor
Mercaitis, Patricia A.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3056294
ProQuest document ID
275662810
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/275662810
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