52 / 2020
Irena Lesar, Ivana Majcen, Anja Podlesek

Attitudes of (Future) Educational Staff as a Basis for Quality Inclusion of Immigrant Children

Contemporary documents and guidelines, at both the national and EU levels, emphasize the importance of implementing the concept of inclusiveness, which also involves the principle of interculturalism. This paper provides insights into the attitudes of present and future teaching staff and towards intercultural education. The sample included 763 professional teachers and 411 students. Students expressed less negative attitudes toward immigrant children and more positive attitudes toward cultural diversity and helping immigrant children. The reasons for the negative attitudes and possible ways of promoting a change in the attitudes of the professional educational staff are discussed.
KEYWORDS: attitudes, intercultural education, immigrant children, inclusiveness

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