Enhancing preservice teachers’ motivation to teach diverse learners
TATE Volume 73, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This two-year mixed-method case study examined if and how a teacher preparation program can change preservice teachers' motivation to teach culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Survey data from Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) candidates demonstrated statistically significant changes in MATs' self-confidence for teaching diverse learners, their self-efficacy for culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP), their perception of the value of multicultural teaching, and in their interest in teaching diverse learners. Interview and focus group data identified explicit instruction on CRP, diverse practicum opportunities, and an emphasis on culturally-oriented self-inquiry as factors that enhanced teachers’ desire to teach diverse students.
Whitaker, M.C. & Valtierra, K.M. (2018). Enhancing preservice teachers’ motivation to teach diverse learners. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 73(1), 171-182. Elsevier Ltd.