Bujar Adili, Prof. Dr. Sonja Petrovska, Gzim Xhambazi
Goce Delchev University (North Macedonia)
Abstract. The paper investigated through which subjects intercultural education can best be applied in the primary school curriculum. Teachers’ attitudes were investigated through 5 variables such as school cultural structure, gender, seniority, teacher’s prior intercultural education and teacher’s education degree. A 5 point Likert scale consisting of 6 items was used for data collection. This scale was applied to 217 primary school teachers in the Republic of North Macedonia. The ranking of subjects through which intercultural education is implemented was done through descriptive statistics. Differences in teachers’ attitudes on subject ranking were tested through t-test and One Way ANOVA. The research results showed that teachers require another form of implementation of intercultural education (M=3.55) in addition to implementation through extracurricular activities (M=3.46). Teachers working in a multicultural school think that intercultural education should be implemented through an another form, while teachers working in a monocultural school think that intercultural education should be implemented in homeroom class. Teachers with „combined“ intercultural education think that this education should be implemented through extracurricular activities, while teachers who have independently studied interculture think that intercultural education should be implemented through an another form.
Keywords: intercultural education; teacher; curriculum; subject