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Volume 37, 2017ERPA International Congresses on Education 2017 (ERPA 2017)
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Do educators in initial training have stereotypes about adult education?
1 University of Huelva, Faculty of Educational Sciences, March 3 Avenue, 21071 Huelva, Spain
2 University of Seville, Pyrotechnic St., 41013 Sevilla, Spain
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The initial training that future educators receive must be prepared for the education of adults, which includes knowing the characteristics of the group and overcoming the stereotypes towards them. However, not always achieved. The purpose of this communication is to approximate the stereotypes that early educators (elementary school teachers and social educators) have about adult education. To this end, 110 students of teachers in the specialty of Primary Education and 151 of social education responded to a Likert scale questionnaire in which eight items related to stereotypes towards adult education. From the results obtained, the most outstanding stereotypes are present in issues related to the management of new technologies and the learning capacity of this group.
Key words: Initial training / stereotypes / adult education
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