Attitudes of Teachers toward Multicultural Education

ÇELEBİ N. , Atasayar O.

2nd International Conference on Lifelong Education and Leadership for All (ICLEL), Liepaja, Letonya, 21 - 23 Temmuz 2016, ss.478-487 identifier

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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Liepaja
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Letonya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.478-487


The purpose of this study is to examinate the attitudes toward multicultural education (MCE) of teachers working in elementary and secondary schools by demographic variables. The "Teacher Multicultural Attitude Survey (TMAS)" was conducted to a random sample of 649 teachers working in 32 elementary and secondary schools in Kucucekmece district of Istanbul. The research was employed using a quantitative method based on survey model. Percentages, arithmetic means, independent samples t-tests and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to analyse the data collected in the study. No significant difference was found in the teachers' attitudes toward MCE by age, years of service, level of education, branches, and type of school they worked in. On the other hand, the study showed significant difference in teachers' attitudes toward MCE by gender, where male teachers showed to have more positive attitude towards MCE than their female teachers.