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ERIC Number: EJ1121443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Physical Education Undergraduate Students' Colorblind Racial Ideology and Multicultural Teaching Competence
Burden, Joe W., Jr.; Hodge, Samuel R.; Harrison, Louis, Jr.
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v10 n1 p55-75 Mar 2015
The purpose of this study was to analyze links between racial ideology and multicultural teaching competencies as perceived by undergraduate students in physical education teacher education (PETE) programs. Data were collected from physical education students (N = 239) across five PETE programs in the Northeastern region of the United States via a demographic questionnaire and two survey scales: (a) the Colorblind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS; Neville et al., 2000, "Construction and initial validation of the color-blind racial attitudes scale (CoBRAS)." "Journal of Counseling Psychology," 47, 59-70) and (b) the Multicultural Teaching Competency Scale (MTCS; Spanierman et al., 2010, "The multicultural teaching competencies scale (MTCS): Development and initial validation." "Urban Education"). Pearson product moment correlations indicated a significant negative association between scores on the MTCS's skills dimension and participants' colorblind racial attitudes. In addition, MANOVA results indicated significant differences in scores on the MTCS for participants at the different PETE programs in their level of perceived multicultural competence. We discuss implications of the findings and offer recommendations for teacher preparation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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