Cultural Responsiveness and Motivation in Preparing Teachers

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Februar 2015



Motivation to teach is essential to educating all children in the public schools. This study examined the anticipated self-determination of pre-service teachers to teach in classroom settings that varied in the ethnic and racial composition of the students in the classes. Additionally the cultural responsiveness of participants was measured to examine whether high/low cultural responsiveness interacted with the specific contexts given. The research findings revealed that both cultural responsiveness and the scenarios related to prospective teacher anticipated motivation for working with specific groups of students. Additionally, data indicated that pre-service teachers were not significantly and positively developing their cultural responsiveness understanding during teacher preparation. This study also provided interesting stereotypical beliefs that supported the quantitative findings.


Dr. Michelle L. Cox currently teaches at the University ofOklahoma in the Department of Human Relations and is a facultymember of the Women's and Gender Studies Program. She is a memberof AERA, NCIC, the White House Initiative on EducationalExcellence for Hispanics, and the OU Center forSocial Justice.
EAN: 9783844384697
ISBN: 3844384693
Untertitel: Pre-service Teachers: Does Cultural Responsiveness Affect Anticipated Self-determination to Teach in Specific Settings?. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2015
Seitenanzahl: 172 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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