Multicultural Teaching Competency Scale (MTCS)

Captures three dimensions of multicultural teaching competency: (a) awareness, (b) knowledge, and (c) skills. Multicultural teaching awareness is defined as three dynamic and continuous processes reflecting teachers’ awareness of (a) self and others as cultural beings, (b) their attitudes and biases, and (c) the need to create culturally sensitive learning environments for all students. Multicultural teaching knowledge captures teachers’ knowledge of culturally responsive pedagogy and instructional strategies related to diverse populations, major sociohistorical and current sociopolitical realities, and cultural dynamics (e.g., ethnic identity, gender socialization, etc.) that may affect between- and within-group differences. Multicultural teaching skills are defined as teachers’ ability to (a) actively select, develop, implement, and evaluate strategies that facilitate the academic achievement and personal development of all students; (b) select and implement culturally sensitive behavioral management strategies and interventions; and (c) participate in ongoing review and evaluation of school policies, procedures, and practices with regard to cultural responsiveness.

Content

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Culturally Responsive Teaching,
Teacher Knowledge,
Teacher Skills
Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Teacher

Administration Information

Length
16 items
Administration
Computer,
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Contact

Lisa Spanierman: lisa.spanierman@mcgill.ca

Open Access
Yes

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Spanierman, L. B., Oh, E., Heppner, P. P., Neville, H. A., Mobley, M., Wright, C. V., ... & Navarro, R. (2011). The multicultural teaching competency scale: Development and initial validation. Urban Education, 46(3), 440-464. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0042085910377442

Item Type
Likert