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Student Teachers’ Perceptions of an Inclusive Future

  • Ivana Batarelo KokićEmail author
  • Terri L. Kurz
  • Višnja Novosel
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)

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.

Keywords

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

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivana Batarelo Kokić
    • 1
    Email author
  • Terri L. Kurz
    • 2
  • Višnja Novosel
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of SplitSplitCroatia
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  3. 3.Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences LibraryUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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