Research Discussion – Enhancing Teacher Self-Efficacy in Multicultural Classrooms and School Climate
223 Townsend Hall - the Bridge
Theresa Solis Metz
Research Discussion with Dr. Se Woong Lee & Soobin Choi.
The modern classroom is becoming increasingly diverse, with many countries seeking to help teachers develop teacher self-efficacy in multicultural classrooms (TSMC)in their classrooms by offering professional development in multicultural education (PDME). Using the Teaching and Learning International Survey 2018, we examined whether teachers’ experience in PDME improves teachers’ TSMC, as well as whether TSMC mediates the relationship between PDME and teachers’ perceptions of school climate in secondary schools in the United States and South Korea. We found both a significant positive relationship between PDME and TSMC and that TSMC plays a mediating role between PDME and school climate. The findings suggest that PDME not only plays a key role in enhancing teachers’ TSMC, but also promotes a positive school climate.
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