Diversity beliefs are associated with orientations to teaching for diversity and social justice : A study among German and Finnish student teachers

Faculty/Professorship: Foundations in Education  
Author(s): Timm, Susanne  ; Rissanen, Inkeri; Kuusisto, Elina; Kaukko, Mervi
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2023
Pages: 1-13
Source/Other editions: Teaching and teacher education : an international journal of research and studies, 123 (2023), S. 1-13 - ISSN: 0742-051X
is version of: 10.1016/j.tate.2022.103996
Year of first publication: 2023
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-585827
This mixed methods study explored German (n = 477) and Finnish (n = 379) student teachers' color-blind, multiculturalist, and polyculturalist diversity beliefs. Statistical analyses identified polyculturalism and multiculturalism as the most prominent diversity beliefs among the student teachers and detected associations between diversity belief profiles and student teachers' orientations to teaching for diversity and social justice. Polyculturalism, in particular, emerged as significant predictor of student teachers’ orientations to teaching for diversity and social justice. Qualitative analysis of responses to open-ended questions revealed that polyculturalism was internalized by the student teachers superficially. The implications of the findings for further research and teacher education are discussed.
GND Keywords: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg; Tampereen yliopisto; Lehramtsstudent; Vielfalt; Multikulturelle Gesellschaft; Meinung
Keywords: Diversity beliefs, Polyculturalism, Social justice, Student teachers, Intercultural education
DDC Classification: 370 Education  
RVK Classification: DO 9000   
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/58582
Release Date: 14. April 2023

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