Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kortegast, Carrie A., 1975-

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

LCSH

School management and organization||Multicultural education||Art--Study and teaching

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate how student affairs graduate students make meaning of their prior significant experiences or professional development activities related to diversity, social justice, and inclusion (DSJI). The study examined how participants describe a significant experience related to DSJI; how participants believe that these experiences regarding DSJI influence their work as student affairs educators; how participants describe an emerging professional identity as an inclusive practitioner because of these experiences; and how participants describe the influence of arts-based research practices on their reflection about topics related to DSJI. Findings included participants' understandings of DSJI; that diversity-related learning occurs both formally and informally; that participants are becoming inclusive and socially just practitioners by developing an emerging professional identity, developing an emerging expertise, and developing an emerging framework of professional practice that supports DSJI; that diversity-related learning changed their lives; and that arts-based activity facilitated reflection. Recommendations from the study include: (a) enhance opportunities for applying diversity-related learning, (b) encourage meaning-making dialogue, and (c) experiment with arts-based reflective activities.

Comments

Advisors: Carrie A. Kortegast.||Committee members: Suzanne Degges-White; Kathryn Jaekel.||Includes illustrations.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

189 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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