Student teachers' global perspectives and attitudes towards cultural diversity: The case of Uludag University


3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership (WCLTA), Brussels, Belgium, 25 - 28 October 2012, vol.93, pp.597-601 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 93
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.245
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.597-601
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Globalization is driving a revolution in educational institutions, as the international community moves toward greater interdependence. The present study aims to measure and compare the level of global perspective and attitude toward cultural diversity among student teachers who visited a foreign country within the framework of the Erasmus program during their higher education and the student teachers who have not been abroad for such purposes. Results indicated that, in general, Erasmus student teachers tended to have a higher global perspective and a positive attitude toward cultural diversity. Student teachers who had more contact with international people also scored higher on the global perspective and cultural diversity scales. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.