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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 – Teacher Education and Practice, 2009
This study examined student teachers' (n = 50) culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy beliefs and the frequency in which they implemented these practices into their classroom teaching. The results revealed that student teachers were more efficacious in their ability to execute general teaching practices that may not necessarily require…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Self Efficacy, Cultural Background, Teaching Methods
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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