Research Discussion: Enhancing Teacher Self-Efficacy in Multicultural Classrooms and School Climate

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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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Townsend Hall, 223
38.94507721396957, -92.33006415

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Students, Diversity, Faculty, Research, Staff

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Diversity, Education, Diversity Initiatives






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Dr. Se Woong Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) Department at University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Lee earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and joined ELPA in 2016. In broad strokes, his research focuses on developing innovative ways to measure, evaluate, and improve educational policy in ways that meaningfully impact or address issues challenging educators today. His research primarily focuses on analyzing important aspects of education policy, particularly on educator labor market, educator effectiveness, and educator quality. His work on examining cumulative effect of teacher quality on students’ educational success was recognized by the American Educational Research Association with a highly competitive AERA Dissertation Grant, and received Outstanding Dissertation Award from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Education Policy area.

Soobin Choi is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

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