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Resistances to Educational Change: Teachers’ Perceptions

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Department of Didactics, School Organization and Research Methods, Universidade de Vigo, Campus da Xunqueira, 36005 Pontevedra, Spain
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Department of Special Didactics, Universidade de Vigo, Campus da Xunqueira, 36005 Pontevedra, Spain
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Academic Editors: Santiago Alonso-García, José-María Romero-Rodríguez, José Antonio Marín-Marín and Davide Capperucci
Educ. Sci. 2022, 12(5), 359; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050359
Received: 21 April 2022 / Revised: 16 May 2022 / Accepted: 18 May 2022 / Published: 20 May 2022
Educational changes require a great effort on the part of the entire educational community and, above all, the active involvement of teachers. The aim of this article was to analyze the main resistances to change that predominate among teachers at different educational stages. Through a non-experimental design, using an online questionnaire, teachers’ beliefs about factors influencing resistance to change were collected. The results indicate that the participants do not have great resistance to educational change and that legislative changes and the perception of teachers as having excessive functions are the most common aspects of resistance. There is greater resistance to change among men and in public schools and as the experience and age of the teaching staff increases. Based on the results, it is suggested that the educational center be placed as the unit of change, increasing the leadership of the director to carry out the changes suggested by the center itself, fostering teamwork among teachers, and institutionally supporting innovative initiatives that are evaluated or facilitating teacher training in relation to their teaching practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: educational innovation; questionnaire; resistance to change; teachers; teaching-learning processes educational innovation; questionnaire; resistance to change; teachers; teaching-learning processes
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Lomba-Portela, L.; Domínguez-Lloria, S.; Pino-Juste, M.R. Resistances to Educational Change: Teachers’ Perceptions. Educ. Sci. 2022, 12, 359. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050359

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Lomba-Portela L, Domínguez-Lloria S, Pino-Juste MR. Resistances to Educational Change: Teachers’ Perceptions. Education Sciences. 2022; 12(5):359. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050359

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Lomba-Portela, Lucía, Sara Domínguez-Lloria, and Margarita R. Pino-Juste. 2022. "Resistances to Educational Change: Teachers’ Perceptions" Education Sciences 12, no. 5: 359. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050359

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