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Pages: 387-396
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1072

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

PRE-SERVICE SECONDARY TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES AND TRAINING TOWARDS DIVERSITY

Attitudes and teachers training are two key factors for the implementation of the inclusion principle in schools. Despite the fact that in Spain political measures have supported inclusion in classrooms for more than a quarter century, it seems that this principle is effective only on a theoretical level. This study aims to assess if pre-service secondary teachers have positive attitudes towards diversity and to what extent these students consider their initial training promotes awareness to this issue. To that purpose, a total of 89 students enrolled on the Teacher Training Master’s degree for Secondary Education of the University of Alicante completed a closed online questionnaire in Likert scale. The data were processed with the support of the quantitative data analysis software SPSS .21. The participants’ contributions reveal that although the majority of them recognised the importance of inclusion and they were concerned about it, there existed certain contradictions in their answers. Furthermore, it is interesting to note that most of them highlighted they had received education on this subject in the Master’s degree, raising these studies their interest towards diversity and favouring an increase of their vocation. However, they claimed not to feel empowered to attend diversity in the classroom properly which means it is necessary to increase theoretical and practical contents in the curriculum of the Master’s degree.
@InProceedings{HERNANDEZAMOROS2016PRE,
author = {Hern{\'{a}}ndez-Amor{\'{o}}s, M.J. and Urrea-Solano, M.E. and Ripoll-Ferr{\'{a}}ndiz, J.},
title = {PRE-SERVICE SECONDARY TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES AND TRAINING TOWARDS DIVERSITY},
series = {8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN16 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-8860-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2016.1072},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.1072},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {4-6 July, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {387-396}}
TY - CONF
AU - M.J. Hernández-Amorós AU - M.E. Urrea-Solano AU - J. Ripoll-Ferrándiz
TI - PRE-SERVICE SECONDARY TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES AND TRAINING TOWARDS DIVERSITY
SN - 978-84-608-8860-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1072
PY - 2016
Y1 - 4-6 July, 2016
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN16 Proceedings
SP - 387
EP - 396
ER -
M.J. Hernández-Amorós, M.E. Urrea-Solano, J. Ripoll-Ferrándiz (2016) PRE-SERVICE SECONDARY TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES AND TRAINING TOWARDS DIVERSITY, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 387-396.
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