ERIC Number: EJ1081563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Who Will Use Our Electronic Teacher's Guide? A Preliminary Analysis of Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Issues Surrounding the Holocaust
Calandra, Brendan; Lang, Thomas R.; Barron, Ann E.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v4 n2 p173-195 2004
To ascertain the current status of Holocaust knowledge and attitudes of prospective teachers and to inform the development of a web-based educational resource for teachers of the Holocaust, an exploratory analysis was conducted at a public university in Florida. Data were obtained from prospective teachers (N = 464) who completed a knowledge test, a survey related to bias toward traditionally marginalized groups, and a multicultural affinity scale. Statistical analyses were conducted to examine potential group differences for gender, race, age, and college major. No statistically significant differences were found for the knowledge test or students' bias toward marginalized groups. On the multicultural affinity scale, statistically significant results were obtained for gender and race. Results from this study can serve to guide the curriculum of teacher education programs as well as the development of resources such as the website, Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust.
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Jews, Death, War, Crime, European History, Surveys, Social Bias, Statistical Analysis, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Age Differences, Majors (Students), Cultural Awareness, Social Attitudes, Teacher Education, Likert Scales, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida