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ERIC Number: ED524238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 255
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-8661-3
Teachers' Perceptions Related to Teacher Preparedness, Self-Efficacy, and Cultural Competence to Instruct Culturally Diverse Students
Harris, Dallas Leigh
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
This study examined the perceptions of Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 (P-12) faculty members in a Kansas school district during the 2008/2009 school year. An online "Working with Culturally Diverse Students Survey" (WCDSS) developed for the study was pilot tested, revised, and then used to collect data. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS 16.0 software to examine descriptive statistics and frequencies regarding teacher preparation, cultural competence, and self-efficacy resulting in the identification of a perceived need for relevant training targeting multiculturalism and diversity. The findings of this quantitative correlational study revealed that a relationship existed between cultural competence and self-efficacy. In addition, this study revealed that a relationship did not exist between teacher preparation and cultural competence and between teacher preparation and self-efficacy. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas