Student teachers' cognitions to integrate comprehensive sexuality education into their future teaching practices in Ecuador
Jessica Castillo Nuñez, Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Educational Sciences, Ecuador ; Ilse Derluyn, Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy & Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees, Belgium ; Martin Valcke, Department of Educational Studies, Belgium
TATE Volume 79, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Student teachers play a crucial role in the future implementation of sexuality education. In Spanish-speaking contexts however, research on this topic is scarce, especially regarding student teachers’ perspectives towards their implementation of sexuality education. This study examines the association between Ecuadorean student teachers' cognitions towards Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), and how this interacts with their gender, previous education and subject and their behavioural intention to implement CSE. Analysis of data from N = 141 student teachers, showed that positive attitudes and high self-efficacy beliefs are significantly associated with behavioural intention to teach CSE. Implications for teacher education and further research are discussed.
Castillo Nuñez, J., Derluyn, I. & Valcke, M. (2019). Student teachers' cognitions to integrate comprehensive sexuality education into their future teaching practices in Ecuador. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 79(1), 38-47. Elsevier Ltd.