EDUCATING THE WORKFORCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of the Impact of the Undergraduate Experience on Students’ Development of a Pluralistic Orientation

@article{Engberg2007EDUCATINGTW,
  title={EDUCATING THE WORKFORCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of the Impact of the Undergraduate Experience on Students’ Development of a Pluralistic Orientation},
  author={Mark E. Engberg},
  journal={Research in Higher Education},
  year={2007},
  volume={48},
  pages={283-317}
}
This study extends the extant research demonstrating the educational benefits of diversity and examines how undergraduate students across disciplinary contexts acquire a set of pluralistic skills and dispositions necessary for today’s diverse workforce and society. The sample consisted of 4697 students who participated in a longitudinal study in the Fall of 2000 and Spring of 2002 at nine different public institutions. Findings from the study emphasize the importance of structural diversity in… CONTINUE READING

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