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ERIC Number: EJ912704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
Physical Education Teachers' and Teacher Candidates' Attitudes toward Cultural Pluralism
Columna, Luis; Foley, John T.; Lytle, Rebecca K.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v29 n3 p295-311 Jul 2010
The purpose of this study was to analyze both male and female physical education teacher attitudes toward cultural pluralism and diversity. Participants (N = 433)were adapted physical education specialists, physical education generalists, and teacher candidates. The research method was a descriptive cross-sectional survey (Fraenkel & Wallen, 1990). Data were collected using a modified version of the "Pluralism and Diversity Attitude Assessment" survey (Stanley, 1997). Mann-Whitney U tests showed no significant differences in attitude scores between teachers and teacher candidates. However, women's attitude scores were significantly higher than men's. Further Friedman's ANOVA test showed statistical differences on the survey's constructs for gender and professional status. Post hoc analysis indicated that the groups scored significantly higher on the construct, "Value Cultural Pluralism than Implement Cultural Pluralism". This means teachers generally valued cultural diversity, but struggled to implement culturally responsive pedagogy. In conclusion, physical educators may need better preparation to ensure cultural competence. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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