Dustin Grote

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The aim of this paper is to utilize my experience as a volunteer in the classroom, the literature addressing Integrated Threat Theory, multicultural education, and intergroup contact/dialogue, and insight gained through interviews with teachers in racially diverse classrooms, to identify strategies and techniques that will help future volunteers and teachers succeed in racially diverse classrooms. Reviews of the literature on Integrated Threat Theory, multicultural education, and intergroup contact/dialogue provide background for a case study experience at De La Salle High School. Information presented in the literature is compared to the case study in the classroom and to interviews with teachers of diverse classrooms for the purpose of examining its congruence. Following a synthesis of the literature and experiences in the classroom, a list of practical strategies and tips are provided for future teachers and volunteers working in diverse classrooms to combat racial threat.

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CST 411: Communicating Across Barriers Capstone Project

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