Selected Demographics, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Diversity of Preservice Teachers


DEDEOĞLU H. , LAMME L. L.

EDUCATION AND URBAN SOCIETY, cilt.43, ss.468-485, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0013124510380718
  • Dergi Adı: EDUCATION AND URBAN SOCIETY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.468-485

Özet

In this study, preservice teachers' demographic variables such as race, innercity program experiences, religious affiliation, and cross-cultural friendships are examined to see if they influence the preservice teachers' beliefs on issues of diversity. The data are from a Personal Beliefs About Diversity Scale and a Professional Beliefs About Diversity Scale. Analyses of the data indicate that religious denomination and cross-cultural friendship involvement as demographic variables significantly predicted scores on all the surveys. Another important finding of these analyses is a closing gap between students who had lower scores and higher scores on the presurveys by the end of the course.