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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Chesnut, Steven Randall; Alejandro, Angela Ybarra; Young, Haeni Alecia – Teacher Educator, 2016
This study was designed to add to the research on teachers' self-efficacy beliefs by examining preservice teachers' culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy doubts. We examined the tasks that preservice teachers felt least efficacious to successfully execute and explored the reasoning behind these self-efficacy doubts. Consequently, we were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scores, Self Efficacy, Item Analysis
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Putman, S. Michael; Starker-Glass, Tehia V.; Lewis, Chance W. – Urban Education, 2017
This article reports on the development and initial validation of the Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Self-Efficacy Scale. Data from 380 preservice and inservice teachers were used to examine the psychometric properties of the instrument. Exploratory factor analysis results suggested a one-factor structure consisting of 35 items and the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Self Efficacy, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Starker, Tehia V. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2010
This study examined preservice teachers' (1) sense of efficacy to resolve a cultural conflict involving an African American student, (2) sense of preparedness to effectively handle cultural conflicts, and (3) culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy beliefs. After reading a case study describing a teacher working with an African American male…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Conflict, African American Students
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2008
This study investigated preservice teachers? self efficacy in executing the practices of culturally responsive teaching and multicultural learning. Data for this study were drawn from a sample of 62 preservice teachers who were administered the Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-Efficacy Scale and Multicultural Teaching Concerns Survey. The…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Polydore, Catherine L.; Starker, Tehia V. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2009
In this study, the authors examined prospective elementary school teachers? culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy beliefs. The Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-Efficacy Scale was administered to a sample of 104 preservice teachers enrolled in a teacher education program located at a large Midwestern university. These results suggested…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Education Programs
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga – Journal of Educational Research, 2011
The author used an explanatory mixed methods research design. The first phase involved the collection of quantitative data to examine the nature of preservice teachers' (N = 192) culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy beliefs. Follow-up face-to-face interviews were carried out with a subsample selected from Phase 1 participants. These…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy, Culturally Relevant Education
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Kelley, Heather M.; Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Tost, Jeremy R.; Martinez, James – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Grounded in the theoretical frameworks of constructivism and social cognitive theory, this study examined utilising culturally responsive pedagogy through a Latino themed reading task with the intention of increasing reading achievement and reading self-efficacy beliefs for culturally and linguistically diverse students. The research was conducted…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Hispanic American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Comprehension
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
The researcher examined the influence that school contextual factors have on American preservice teachers' sense of preparedness to teach and culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy appraisals. The findings suggest that preservice teachers in this study felt more prepared and confident to teach in a suburban school compared to an urban…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Self Efficacy
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
Guided by the theoretical and empirical research on self-efficacy and outcome expectancy beliefs, and the "Culturally Responsive Teaching Competencies" [Siwatu, K.O. (2006a). "The development of the culturally responsive teaching competencies: Implications for teacher education." Manuscript under review], two measures--the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Polydore, Catherine L. – Journal of Negro Education, 2010
This study employed qualitative research methods to explore preservice teachers' thoughts about the effectiveness of interventions designed to resolve a cultural conflict involving an African American student. Ninety-five preservice teachers in the Southwest read a 300-word case study that was followed by four experienced teachers' responses and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Conflict