Intercultural education and attitudes teaching. Pedagogical programme to develop intercultural att

Rafaela García López y Auxilladora Sales Ciges

This research starts from the analysis of the intercultural model goals in order to base a pedagogical proposal to teach intercultural attitudes in Primary Education, focused on Active Participation, Cooperative Learning and Persuasive Communication strategies. We have based the quasi-experimental design in Reasoned Action Theory by Fishbein and Ajzen. The statistical analysis of the results confirms that the attitudes towards cultural diversity and gypsies, showed by students who participated in the programme, improved significantly. Our main conclusion is the need of teaching intercultural attitudes in all the schools to prevent the racist attitudes which are developed if there is not a pedagogical intervention. The positive effects of our programme could increase if their implementation last the whole school year and all the teachers of each school were involved.