2020
DOI: 10.14689/ejer.2020.87.1 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: This study reports on the development, validation and measurement invariance of the Multicultural Competency Scale (MCS) for preservice teachers. Research Methods: Data from 640 pre-service teachers were collected for two studies. After data screening procedures 628 responses were left. The data were divided into two sets for exploratory factor (n1=314) and confirmatory factor analysis (n2=314) using a random split half method in SPSS. Findings: According to the results of the exploratory factor analysis, a 14… Show more

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“…Several researchers have sought to define and measure multicultural competencies, beginning with the work of Sue et al (1982) whose original multicultural competency scale sought to measure the cultural competency of counselors. This early scale, along with subsequent scales in the counseling field (Sodowsky et al, 1994;Ponterotto et al, 2002), would be adapted into scales designed to measure the multicultural competencies of educators (Spanierman et al, 2010;Hsiao, 2015;Acar-Ciftci, 2016;Leung and Hue, 2020;Eredem, 2020). These scales universally include three sub-scales as follows: awareness, knowledge and skills.…”
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