The purpose of this study is to discuss how Peace Education may build on the objectives of Global and Diversity Education, and how it may enhance these objectives in higher education. Through a qualitative study of survey data and analysis of curriculum and diversity programs at Bridgewater State University, I examine connections between the diversity-oriented campus environment and student attitudes towards diversity. I use responses from a fifty-question survey distributed to over 300 students at BSU to analyze student attitudes towards diversity, individualism, and political engagement. While students enjoy meeting people from diverse backgrounds, a significant percent of respondents do not wish to express their opinions on more specific attitudes towards diversity and individualism. Findings reveal that while BSU strongly promotes diversity and globalism through its core curriculum and programs on campus, there is a disconnect between the values of the university and the attitudes of its students.
Norma Anderson (Thesis Director)
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Coombs, Jocelyn. (2014). Generation Peace: Peace Education to Unify a Globalized Society. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 38. Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/38
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