Social Responsibility and University Teacher Training: Keys to Commitment and Social Justice into Schools
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University studentsSocial responsibilityTeacher trainingProfessional ethicsSocial commitment
Martínez-Valdivia, E., Pegalajar-Palomino, M., & Burgos-García, A. (2020). Social Responsibility and University Teacher Training: Keys to Commitment and Social Justice into Schools. Sustainability, 12(15), 6179. [doi:10.3390/su12156179]
(1) Background: International crisis situations (social, economic, health and education) need solutions. These situations need high doses of social responsibility among the population. In the educational field, different studies express that training future teachers in “Social Responsibility”, from ethics and social commitment; provides social justice and welfare in citizens. (2) Methods: This study developed a quantitative methodology; non-experimental and descriptive type. The research sample was university students registered in the Education Sciences degrees of different Spanish universities. The statistical analysis has been carried out with the SPSS software version 25 for Windows. (3) Results: The results express that the competence for social responsibility should be established in the university environment through training (university studies) contributing to the increase in the degree of social responsibility of the university student to face the changes of society (socially committed professional). (4) Conclusion: Social responsibility and university training should be key in the theoretical-practical and professional exercise of future teachers, since the quality and improvement of education will be determined by the real promotion of social responsibility as a basic competence in the curriculum of future teachers.