Australia and Austria: Education and Values in primary schools – a comparative study to enhance intercultural understanding Dr. Ursula Dopplinger, MA

  • Dr. Ursula Dopplinger Private University of Education
Keywords: multiculturalism, phenomenon, thousands, mono-cultural identity


In this comparative study, primary school teachers from two countries, Austria and Australia, were invited to complete an online survey about their attitudes towards multiculturalism and their intercultural understanding. Furthermore, primary teachers in both countries were asked about their perceptions, in relation to how pupils develop an intercultural understanding. The similarities and differences between the two countries are pointed out in this article.

Author Biography

Dr. Ursula Dopplinger, Private University of Education

Private University of Education, Diocese of Linz
Salesianumweg 3
4020 Linz