Student teachers’ perceptions of an inclusive future

Ivana Batarelo Kokić, Terri Kurz, Višnja Novosel

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Abstract

The relationship of student teachers’ attitudes towards disability, social inclusion and technology’s role in that process was investigated in this study. Results are situated in the context of current literature on social inclusion in the modern technological society, emphasizing people’s ability to use technology in order to engage in meaningful social practices. The student teachers’ attitudes towards social inclusion, perceived information literacy, self-efficacy, and perceived attributes of information and communication technologies (ICT) usage were the focus of this survey study. The questionnaire was administered to 300 future teachers studying at the graduate level in Croatia’s university system (University of Zagreb and University of Split). The data collected from the representative sample indicated a high correlation between student teachers’ attitudes towards disability and social inclusion, the self-assessment of information literacy and perceived attributes of ICT access and usage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation Literacy
Subtitle of host publicationKey to an Inclusive Society - 4th European Conference, ECIL 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsLoriene Roy, Joumana Boustany, Serap Kurbanoglu, Tolga Cakmak, Esther Grassian, Diane Mizrachi, Sonja Spiranec
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages3-11
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319521619
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event4th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Oct 10 2016Oct 13 2016

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume676
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Other

Other4th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2016
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period10/10/1610/13/16

Keywords

  • Information literacy self-efficacy
  • Perceived attributes of ICT usage
  • Social inclusion attitudes
  • Student teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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