ERIC Number: EJ1136982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Developing Elementary School Students' Intercultural Competence through Teacher-Led Tutoring Action Plans on Intercultural Education
Hernández-Bravo, José A.; Cardona-Moltó, M. Cristina; Hernández-Bravo, Juan R.
Intercultural Education, v28 n1 p20-38 2017
The increasing cultural diversity in the current Spanish educational system has had dramatic consequences for school population demography and relationships between students in culturally diverse classrooms. In this context, the development of students' intercultural competence can contribute to strengthening communication, as well as preventing misunderstandings and coexistence problems. In this study, the effects of a teacher-led intercultural tutoring action programme (TAP) on elementary students' intercultural competence (IC) were assessed as a function of treatment condition and grade level. Participants were 187 third- to sixth-grade pupils (84% Spaniards and 16% immigrants) who were assigned randomly to treatment conditions (TAP versus comparison). After 20 weeks of programme implementation, the findings revealed that the TAP was successful. Conceptual intercultural competence was better achieved by fifth- to sixth-grade students, while IC skills and attitudes were significantly better developed by third- to fourth-grade students. Implications for teachers and counsellors/schools psychologists are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education, Tutoring, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Likert Scales, Comparative Analysis, Semi Structured Interviews, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain