Master of Arts (MA)
The focus of this study is to strengthen the technical adequacy of the Multicultural Teacher Competency Scale (MTCS; Spanierman et al., 2011) self-assessment measure for teacher multicultural competence. This study will also examine the relationship between it and the teacher-student relationship and teacher self-efficacy. Results show that the MTCS shows similar internal consistency reliability with a new demographic of in-service teachers. The MTCS also has predictive significance for teacher self-efficacy and student-teacher relationship scores. Implications of the study include the importance for teachers to be taught and practice this competency, as well as, validation that this construct is related to other salient classroom variables. Future research may explore the use of the MTCS with classroom observations, student grades, or behavior reports.
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Hamilton, Melissa Jo, "Examining Teacher Multicultural Competence in The Classroom: Further Validation of The Multicultural Teaching Competency Scale" (2016). LSU Master's Theses. 4433.