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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 – 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.; 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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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; 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