ERIC Number: ED400714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Differenciation intergroupes en milieu scolaire. Discussion methodologique et analyse comparative dans dix pays (Intergroup Differentiation in the School Context. Methodological Discussion and Comparative Analysis in Ten Countries). Papers on Teacher Training and Multicultural/Intercultural Education No. 34.
International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
A survey was undertaken in ten countries to assess several aspects of education in multicultural societies: the attitudes of elementary teachers in training concerning different cultural groups, attitudes about separation of cultural groups for teaching purposes, and the fit between teacher attitudes and the system's provisions. In addition, a questionnaire was developed to measure these factors. The questionnaire was administered in ten countries: Bolivia; Spain; Mauritius; Jordan; Lebanon; Mexico; Pakistan; Poland; Senegal; and the Czech Republic. Monographs have been published separately for each country; comparisons are reported here. The first section of the report presents a brief literature review, and the second describes the study's methodology, including difficulties encountered with it. The third part summarizes results concerning the schools' objectives, the teacher's role, teachers' reasons for choosing their career, and the solutions they envision for schooling problems. After this, findings concerning teaching facilities, attribution of causes for teaching problems, and awareness of cultural distance between groups are reported. The final section offers a summary and discussion of findings. Contains 37 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia; Czech Republic; Jordan; Lebanon; Mauritius; Mexico; Pakistan; Poland; Senegal; Spain