Investigating the role of multicultural education and democratic values on LGBT attitudes of preservice teachers


ÖZDEMİR M. , BÜYÜKGÖZE H.

KEDI JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY, cilt.13, ss.23-46, 2016 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: KEDI JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.23-46

Özet

In this paper we elaborate on the relationships among multicultural education, democratic values, and LGBT individuals, based on the attitudes of pre-service teachers, who are soon-to-be major conduits to students of societies' attitudes. Accordingly, we also investigated the predictive role of multicultural education and democratic values on the LGBT attitudes of preservice teachers. We discovered that Turkish pre-service teachers have positive attitudes toward multicultural education and democratic values. Further, the participants were found to exhibit moderate positive attitudes toward LGBT individuals. Hierarchical regression analysis demonstrated that the attitudes toward multicultural education and democratic values are significant predictors of attitudes toward LGBT individuals. Overall, we discuss the intertwined relationships among attitudes to multicultural education, democratic values, and LGBT individuals, and the probable factors biasing pre-service teachers against LGBT issues.