The Attitudes of School Directors to the Multicultural Education in Turkey
Abstract The aim of this research, to determine the attitude of school directors to the multicultural education. The date of the research in
the descriptive survey model was collected with the multicultural education attitude scale.
The population of the research consists of the school directors which belong to public in the city of Kocaeli, and its sampling consists of 209 school directors which were appointed to the headship for the first time in 2009-2010 academic years. At the end of the research it was found out that the school directors had a positive attitude to the multicultural education. While the gender factor does not make a significant difference in the attitudes of the school directors to the multicultural education, educational level, age and seniority has made a significant difference in the attitude to the multicultural education. While the decrease is observed in the attitude to the multicultural education when age and seniority increases, the increase has been observed in the attitude to the multicultural education when the educational level increases.
Keywords: Multiculturalism, multicultural education, intercultural education, menagement school director