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The formation of relationships in a multicultural setting at tertiary level

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dc.contributor.advisor Prinsloo, Esme Harilal, Jodhika Rani Joice 2015-01-23T04:24:46Z 2015-01-23T04:24:46Z 1996-11
dc.identifier.citation Harilal, Jodhika Rani Joice (1996) The formation of relationships in a multicultural setting at tertiary level, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The increasing cultural and social diversity of South African society necessitates a study of the formation of harmonious social relationships amongst students at multicultural tertiary institutions. Desegregation at educational institutions is still in its embryonic stage and the minimal changes at college campuses are tokenistic. Educators have to make a concerted effort to review the dynamics and complexities of institutional change and to deviate from the straitjacket of upholding only ethnocentric views. A lack of communication and understanding between the different racial and ethnic groups on South African campuses has resulted in conflict and tension. This study takes an in-depth look at the psychology of prejudice, issues of ethnicity, racism and discrimination. A literature study and an empirical research project are used to gain an overview of the ramifications of racism on the formation of friendships in a multicultural milieu. The results of this study indicate the need to create a diversified campus environment which will promote genuine cross-cultural exchange. Working with culturally different students is a challenge that requires an acceptance and appreciation of diversity; flexibility, and improved contact and communication. Structured multicultural models and procedural frameworks have been designed implementation at institutions of specifically for higher learning to enhance social cohesion. are made: The following recommendations * Transitions models such as the contact hypothesis and the co-operative learning models promote the need for an interracial contact of people with equal status in co-operative situations. *Prejudice-Reduction Workshops will enable participants to learn about prejudice and to develop a positive mind-set towards all racial groups. *Specialized Programmes such as intercultural simulation games are ideal for discussions on culture shock, ethnocentrism and enculturation. * Mentoring Programmes ought to be designed to meet the needs of diverse students by providing wise and friendly counsel. * Academic Support Programmes or Affirmative Action * Strategies are necessary to assist succeed by providing language and students to study skills programmes, additional tutorials and content-based instruction for specialized courses. Special trainiog courses for educators ought to be initiated to · shape significant aspects of . an intercultural campus environment. * Preparatory Programmes which will improve interpersonal relationships, should be held prior to college entrance. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xxiii, 341 leaves) : illustrations
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Relationship formation en
dc.subject Tertiary level en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Cultural conflict en
dc.subject Ethnocriticism en
dc.subject Group formation en
dc.subject Subordinate groups en
dc.subject Desegregation en
dc.subject Cross-cultural en
dc.subject Multicultural en
dc.subject Discrimination en
dc.subject Prejudice en
dc.subject Racism en
dc.subject Stereotyping en
dc.subject Ethnicity en
dc.subject Minority en
dc.subject Socialization en
dc.subject Interracial en
dc.subject.ddc 370.19342
dc.subject.lcsh Students -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Students -- South Africa -- Attitudes en
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination in education -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Education en
dc.title The formation of relationships in a multicultural setting at tertiary level en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Psychology of Education D.Ed. (Psychology of Education)

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