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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; Frazier, Paul; Osaghae, Osariemen J.; Starker, Tehia V. – Journal of Negro Education, 2011
In this article, the authors describe self-efficacy building activities that practitioners can use in the preparation of teachers who are efficacious in their ability to teach African American students. The general principle underlying these suggested activities is that preparing teachers should entail fostering the development of competence and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education
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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