The nature of multicultural teaching from the perspective of Islamic Azad University professors Case study of Kermanshah province

Document Type : Original Article


1 educational group of Islamshahr, Islamic Azad university, Islamshahr, Iran

2 Educational Science, Islamic Azad University, Eslamshahr Branch, Iran

3 educational science group, Alameh tabatabai, Tehran, Iran

4 educational science Islamic Azad University , Islamshahr, Iran

5 educational science, Islamic Azad university, Islamshahr, Iran


Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the nature of multicultural teaching from the perspective of professors of Islamic Azad University of Kermanshah.

Methodology: The approach of the present study is qualitative and applied in terms of purpose. The statistical population includes a range of types of professors in the three fields of humanities, basic sciences and engineering of the Islamic Azad University of Kermanshah province. Snowball sampling is a non-random method. In this method, future members of the group are selected and introduced through former members of the group. The number of samples in this study is 27 after reaching the theoretical saturation. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. The findings were analyzed by content analysis method by MaxQDA software.

Findings: The findings indicated that the nature of multicultural teaching includes the scope of teacher education, macro policies of the educational system, manpower, barriers and problems of multicultural teaching and teaching outcomes.

Conclusion: Professors with a greater understanding of the multiplicity of students' culture, welcome multicultural teaching to improve the quality of teaching for all students and be able to overcome the challenges in this field with more reflection.