The Contribution of Action-research to Training Teachers in Intercultural Education: A Research in the Field of Greek Minority Education

Oct. 14, 2007

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 23, Issue 7, October 2007, Pages 1102-1112
Publisher: Elsevier

The article describes the framework, the methodology and the results of an educational research in the field of Greek minority education. The aim of the research was to explore whether action-research can help educators from the majority develop empathy for their minority pupils.

The schools where the research took place are placed in Thrace, an area of North-Eastern Greece, which borders with Turkey. The research showed that the teachers’ training brought changes in their perceptions and attitudes related to their general ideological beliefs concerning otherness, their professional role and their educational work.

Updated: Jul. 13, 2008