White rural educators' perceptions of multicultural





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Are White rural educators reaching their minority students? Do rural educators need to change how they serve students of color? This capstone looks at what is needed to better prepare future educators and those that are already in the classroom to reach all students. One key tool for this capstone was The Intercultural Development Inventory, otherwise known as IDI. The IDI is a theory based measuring tool that assessment how a person or a group of people tends to think and feel about cultural difference stemming from any aspect of diversity, human identity, and cultural difference. IDI assesses the core mindset regarding diversity and cultural difference. This tool was used to explore the mindset of a small group of white rural educators. The results of the inventory show the need for more resources and multicultural preparation for educators (Hammer, 2009).

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