Examining Ecuadorian Teachers’ Perspectives On Their Students’ Multiculturalism
Author ORCID Identifier
Ximena Burgin: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-569X
Mayra Daniel: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2702-0071
This study investigated Ecuadorian teachers’ attitudes towards multilingual students. This work was informed by findings from two previous studies consisting of observations and interviews with secondary school teachers. In this mixed methods study, 26 teachers completed a 22-question Likert Scale questionnaire that explored their awareness of the influences of students’ cultural norms on classroom instruction. In small focus groups, participants responded to three open-ended questions documenting their definition of multiculturalism and philosophies of how to create a culturally responsive classroom. Findings suggest that Ecuador’s teachers are aware of the diversity within their country but report their training did not stress the pedagogical need to consider cultural influences on teaching and learning.
diversity, education in Ecuador, multicultural training, Multiculturalism
Burgin, Ximena D. and Daniel, Mayra, "Examining Ecuadorian Teachers’ Perspectives On Their Students’ Multiculturalism" (2020). NIU Bibliography. 106.
Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA); Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CI)