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Five hundred twenty-three preservice teachers from six different preparation programs completed the diversity and multicultural perspectives portion of the Professional Teaching Knowledge and Skills Survey (PTKSS) to determine their feelings of multicultural efficacy at the end of their program and again after their first year of teaching. Statistical analysis revealed that preservice teachers rate their capability to teach diverse students as "adequate" to "well" on a 5 point Likert type scale (M=35.28, possible Range=0-50), with no significant drop in self-efficacy after one year of teaching (M=34.09). However, individual item means did drop consistently between the preservice and inservice stages, and there were some statistically significant differences between ratings of self-efficacy depending on which preparation program participants attended.
Andreasen, Lindi, "Diversity Education: Are We Preparing Teachers to Teach All Learners?" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 559.
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