Actitud hacia la educación intercultural: acercamiento a los docentes de las escuelas de Guayaquil

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Briggitte García Quijije (Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, EC)
Elier González-Martínez (Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, EC)
(Universidad Politécnica Salesiana)
Full Paper: #142


The cultural diversity of students in the classrooms is a current challenge for schoolteachers; many of them face interactions with culturally diverse groups without knowing the competences necessary for an effective intercultural communication. This research analyzes a group of 293 educators from state elementary schools in the city of Guayaquil through the scale for teachers’ attitude towards intercultural education. The reliability of the questionnaire was 0.8 and the exploratory factor analysis yielded 5 communalities. The general results show that there is a favorable attitude toward intercultural education. However, in some cases there were divergences between: (1) students’ high performance in multicultural classrooms and, (2) stress situations generated to the teachers.