Danijela S. Petrovic

Danijela S. Petrovic
University of Belgrade · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
Danijela S. Petrovic is a Full Professor at the University of Belgrade. She has more than 30 years of professional experience in university teaching, professional training and research in the field of education. Her areas of specialisation are educational and school psychology, intercultural and inclusive education, communication skills and mediation. Additionally, she has an expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mix research methods.
Additional affiliations
November 2019 - present
University of Belgrade
Position
  • Professor (Full)
January 2015 - November 2019
University of Belgrade
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
December 2009 - December 2014
University of Belgrade
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
February 2004 - October 2008
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Psychology
October 1989 - April 2001
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Psychology
October 1983 - June 1987
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Educational Psychology

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Publications (68)
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Intercultural Sensitivity Scale (ISS) is the main assessment tool for measuring intercultural sensitivity as an affective component of intercultural communication competence. The ISS has been developed based on an American sample and therefore there is a need to check possibilities for its application in another cultural context. In this study, we...
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This paper deals with the development of three scales for the assessment of motivational aspects of teachers' intercultural competence – Teacher Cultural Diversity Enthusiasm Scale (TCDES), Teacher Cultural Diversity Self-Efficacy Scale (TCDSES) and Teacher Commitment to Social Justice Scale (TCSJS). The second goal of the study was to test the ass...
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Knjiga Interkulturalna interakcija i razvoj interkulturalne osetljivosti predstavlja savremeno i obuhvatno štivo, kojim se na kvalitetan način nadomešta nedostatak literature iz ove oblasti na srpskom govornom području. Knjiga je značajan referentni izvor za istraživače iz više naučnih disciplina i oblasti, nastavnike (u preduniverzitetskom i unive...
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The first-year students’ attitudes related to teaching are necessary teleological landmarks for choosing this career. This study has two. The main objectives of this study were to determine the level of cultural intelligence of teachers and to examine which variables could be considered as predictors of cultural intelligence. The study involved 107...
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Background “The impacts of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the shutdown it triggered at universities across the world, led to a great degree of social isolation among university staff and students. The aim of this study was to identify the perceived consequences of this on staff and their work and on students and their studies...
Technical Report
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A major consequence of the COVID19 crisis was the shutdown of educational institutions and schools which forced teachers to switch to distance teaching and to make use of various digital and on-line tools. It follows that developing and improving digital competences is critical for teachers both now and in the future, where a more systematic use of...
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This national for Serbia is part of a project to develop and test a self-assessment process to identify and analyse the digital competences of teachers in five countries (Albania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia), to analyse relevant current CPD provision and to identify CPD needs. It builds upon the European Digital Competence Fram...
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Социјална дистанца је предмет многих истраживања, а посебно је актуелно питање истраживања социјалне дистанце према Ромима. Истраживање које смо спровели имало је неколико циљева. Основни циљ се односио на утврђивање постојања и интензитета социјалне дистанце према Ромима код ученика основношколског узраста. Специфични циљ истраживања се односио на...
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Adopting Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries around the World agreed that education plays vital role in achieving sustainability as a new global ideal. Following achievements of the United Nations Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (UN ESD), new global documents (such as Aichi Nagoya Declaration) call for fu...
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As professionals, teachers need to invest into their professional development on a long-term basis in order to fulfil the job demands across their entire career. Additional insight into this issue can be obtained by exploring how teachers perceive their professional development. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to examine gender differences rela...
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School principal’s activities related to the positive effect on the quality of education are manifested in the domain of teaching and learning, i.e. instructional leadership. In the Republic of Serbia, school principals were unjustifiably unattended for a long period of time, and therefore the goal of this exploratory research was to investigate un...
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This three-wave cross-cultural study tested a cross-cultural model that related adolescents' Regulatory Focus (RF) and Future Time Perspective on School and Professional Career (FTP) to their educational and career behaviors, and explored whether these relationships are equivalent across countries. Specifically, it addressed the challenging questio...
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У овом раду разматрају се импликације Развојног модела интеркултуралне осетљивости Милтона Бенета за конципирање и реализацију студијских програма и програма професионалног усавршавања који настоје да подстакну развој интеркултуралних компетенција будућих и актуелних наставника. Осетљивост у третирању културних разлика се према овом моделу развија...
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Belonging and being attached to various social groups such as nationality and ethnicity, can have a significant motivational effect. At the same time, a sense of national attachment can develop into ethnocentrism and become a source of hostility and conflicts among members of different nations, with conflicts in the immediate past contributing to g...
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Ovaj rad se bavi mišljenjem nastavnika iz Srbije o karakteristikama povratnih informacija koje dobijaju o svom radu, kao i razlikama u percepciji tih povratnih informacija koje se javljaju u odnosu radni staž i oblast koju nastavnik predaje. Uzorak čini 3857 nastavnika iz 191 škole u Srbiji, koji su učestvovali u istraživanju TALIS 2013. Neki vid p...
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У раду се интеркултурално образовање сагледава из позиције конструктивизма са намером да се покаже како се у конструктивистичком приступу интеркултуралном образовању схватају диспозиције наставника за бављење културном хетерогеношћу. Одговор на питање како наставници сагледавају и разумеју интеркултурално образовање представља полазну основу у обез...
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The aim of this contribution is to identify the elements that are integral parts of a teacherspecific intercultural competence construct. In this paper, we focus on those facets of the construct that are considered to be rather value-laden and affectively tinged. Following the widely used theoretical model of teachers’ professional competencies dev...
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Self-regulation is a key issue for teachers. Self-regulatory competencies help teachers maintain both their well-being and professional commitment. This is of particular importance when it comes to teaching in culturally diverse classrooms. However, this facet is generally neglected when Teacher Education supports pre- and in-service teachers in th...
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This study deals with determining reliability, factorial validity, and convergent-discriminant validity of the Cultural Intelligence Scale (CQS) and its subscales on a sample of university students in Serbia (N = 336). The convergent-discriminant validity of the scale and its four subscales are verified by testing the relationship with measures of...
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Research has shown that the beliefs about cultural, ethnic or racial diversities among students are vital for the effective work of teachers. Hence, in this paper, we aim at determining: (1) in what ways the teachers perceive and interpret the school situation that includes the students from a minority cultural group (Roma and Hungarian), i.e. what...
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The aim of this study is to examine gender differences in the results obtained within the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2013) on a sample of teachers from Serbia related to self-efficacy, job satisfaction, co-operative practices and professional development. In Serbia, the sample consisted of 3 857 teachers (ISCED 2) from 1...
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In many countries around the world, one of the major challenges for the education systems is the implementation of inclusive education (IE). It is believed that teachers are of crucial importance for successful implementation of IE and so their positions towards IE have been frequently researched. In order for IE to be efficient, it is important th...
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У раду је разматран допринос који васпитна атмосфера у породици има на развој етноцентризма адолесцената. У истраживању је учествовало 345 испитаника са Косова и Метохије српске националности. За прикупљање података су коришћени следећи инструменти: Скала за процену васпитних ставова родитеља (Коџопељић, 2009) и Скала за процену етноцентризма (Шрам...
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Teachers’ beliefs about learning and teaching can affect students’ learning (Darling-Hammond, 1998) and constructivist beliefs are ones positively contributing to students’ achievement (e.g. Staub & Stern, 2002). Students’ learning is also influenced by teachers’ practices (Hattie, 2003) which are shown to hinge on teachers’ beliefs, besides other...
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Interculturally competent teachers are required to deal appropriately and productively with both the conflicting priorities of individual diversity on the one hand and the societal function of schooling on the other. Against this background, the project “Serbian Education for Roma Inclusion: Understanding and assessing teachers’ intercultural sensi...
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The paper discusses the contribution that family upbringing has on the development of ethnocentrism among adolescents. This study included 345 respondents from Kosovo and Metohija of Serbian nationality. The following instruments were used for data collection: a scale for assessing educational attitudes of parents (Kodžopeljić, 2009) and the Scale...
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The Teaching and Learning International Survey – TALIS, implemented by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is the most comprehensive international study of teaching processes and teaching practices. The first TALIS survey was conducted in 2008 in 24 countries. The second cycle of TALIS survey, implemented in 2013, was p...
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Based on the literature review and the analysis of examples of good practice, the aim of the paper was to provide insight into the characteristics and principles of organizing of professional networks, as well as to highlight key benefits, risks and factors of sustainability of principals’ professional network as an important lever in the system of...
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This report presents the baseline study with the aim to give a comprehensive up-to-date overview on the status of innovation in the thematic fields of the eSchoo4S network. This baseline study will present the status in eSchoo4S network Countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia) from the Danube Region con...
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У раду су приказани резултати који се односе на професионални развој – обухват, трајање и доступност стручног усавршавања наставницима основних школа у Србији, добијени у оквиру међународног истраживања наставе и учења TALIS 2013 (Teaching and Learning International Survey). Истраживање је неекспериментално, анкетног типа. Узорак је чинило 3857 нас...
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In the first part of the paper concepts of formal, non-formal and informal education are defined and differences among them are considered. Non-formal education is defined as any other organisational educational activity beyond the existing formal system which serves certain users and their aims of learning. A key characteristic of non-formal educa...
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Relationships between siblings are a permanent type of relationships which have a significant role and impact throughout life. Research shows that sibling relationships are characterized by increased conflicts during early adolescence and that high conflict levels in sibling relationships decreases slightly or stays stable between early and late ad...
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The paper discusses different approaches and strategies for educating teachers in the United States of America for work in multicultural schools, bearing in mind teacher efficiency. The first part of the paper contains theoretical considerations on the basic competences of teachers for multicultural education, provides an overview of the key questi...
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Teachers play a key role in dealing appropriately and effectively with culturally diverse classrooms. Research on teacher competences highlights the important functions of teachers’ beliefs for effective teaching. However, teachers’ beliefs about intercultural education are mainly investigated with regard to general descriptions referring to prevai...
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Multicultural education is intended to decrease race, ethnicity, class, and gender divisions by helping all students attain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need in order to become active citizens in a democratic society and participate in social changes (Valdez, 1999). The teacher's role in implementing a multicultural curriculum is of gr...
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The aim of this research was to determine what teachers think about the goals that intercultural education should achieve. The sample consisted of 120 teachers from primary (68%) and secondary schools (32%) in Serbia. Data was collected with a questionnaire. The results show that teachers' opinions about the goals of intercultural education are ver...
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Iz perspektive praktičara u obrazovanju, podatak da veći deo varijanse postignuća gimnazijalaca objašnjavaju, više nego što je to uobičajeno, nekognitivni činioci, može biti znak da određeni učenici postižu slabije rezultate zbog obeshrabrenosti unutar školskog konteksta, straha od negativne evaluacije, negativne slike o sebi, nastale usled negativ...
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Dealing effectively and constructively with cultural heterogeneity in school is both an important and a complex task for teachers. How can teacher education prepare teachers for this challenging duty? This book provides answers to this crucial question by presenting Bennett’s “Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity” (DMIS) and by illustra...
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In this research we tried to determine how school psychologists in Serbia perceive their professional role in the context of the educational reforms and legal changes. The sample included 105 elementary school psychologists from Serbia. The data were gathered by the use of a questionnaire. Individual and group counseling were estimated as the most...
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Sažetak: Uspeh inkluzivnog obrazovanja u velikoj meri zavisi od toga kakve stavove nastavnici i ostali učenici imaju prema deci kojima je potrebna dodatna podrška u obrazovanju. S obzirom na aktuelnost procesa obrazovne inkluzije kod nas, važne su nam informacije o tome kako učenici prihvataju učenike koja imaju potrebu za dodatnom obrazovnom podrš...
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Constructive conflict resolution programs are based on the idea that children and youth do no have sufficient knowledge of the procedures and skills for conflict resolution, which is why the conflicts they take part in soon become destructive. Notwithstanding the indubitable practical significance of the constructive conflict resolution programs, i...
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Objectives The differences in students’ achievements on tests of educational competencies could be explained by various non-cognitive factors. Paradigmatic shift in testing the educational achievement from declarative to conditional knowledge (from the facts to the competences) raises the following question – What type of the motivation has the str...
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Purpose of study Redefining the role of school psychologists and psychologists involved in education is the on-going process in Europe. Referring to professional engagement of school psychologists, an increasing emphasis is placed on providing consultative services and designing primary prevention programs, while reducing the proportion of psycholo...
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This paper deals with age and sex differences in preferred strategies of conflict resolution in friendship and peer relationships. The study was conducted on the sample of 286 adolescents. Conflict resolution strategies have been investigated by the method of hypothetical conflict situations. For the purposes of this research, we have created an in...
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U akreditacionom ciklusu, završenom 2008. godine fakulteti za obrazovanje učitelja u Srbiji nastojali su da zadovolje kriterijume postavljene Bolonjskom deklaracijom, pa su u tim nastojanjima početni, relativno usaglašeni programi i planovi učiteljskih fakulteta modifikovani u okviru svake institucije pojedinačno, bez jasno definisanog nacionalnog...
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This paper is dealing with teachers as key factors of inclusive education. The main goals of the research was to determine how students, who had chosen to become teachers, as well as elementary school teachers, perceived the discrimination of Roma in the educational system. Specific research objectives were to determine responses of present and fut...
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This paper examines current conflicts of adolescents. The aim of the paper was to investigate how adolescents perceive the most important conflicts in their relationship with peers, friends, romantic partners, teachers, parents and siblings. Conflict was defined as interpersonal disagreement and was distinguished from bulling and aggression. For ex...
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Peer relations become increasingly important in adolescence. Adolescents spend more time in the company of their peers and perceive their peers as very important persons. Peer relations and interactions may encourage both healthy and unhealthy development of adolescents. When considering the positive and negative effects of peer relations in adoles...
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Future teachers are expected to be interculturally sensitive and competent in order to be able to meet the needs of students from different ethnic backgrounds, as well as to teach students for living and working in a modern multicultural community. The overall goal of this research was to determine the level of intercultural sensitivity with univer...
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This study aimed to research the extent of conflict with teacher in the adolescence. The method of the retrospection of the conflict episodes, with one week retrospection interval, was used to research the students’ perception of the conflict. Comparing them to the conflicts in the family and the conflict with peers has identified the specificities...
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The results of the survey conducted on the sample of 530 adolescents are presented in this paper. The sample included two age groups (13 and 16 years). The research was realised in 11 town and 26 schools. The method of the retrospection of the conflict contents, with one week retrospection interval, was used to research the perception of the confli...

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