Multikulturelle Überzeugungen Herkunft oder Überzeugung? Welche Rolle spielen der Migrationshintergrund und multikulturelle Überzeugungen für das Unterrichten von Kindern mit Migrationshintergrund?

Translated title of the contribution: Cultural background or cultural beliefs? What role do immigration background and multicultural beliefs play for teaching children with immigrant backgrounds?

Axinja Hachfeld, Sascha Schroeder, Yvonne Anders, Adam Hahn, Mareike Kunter

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Abstract

Various initiatives have recently been launched to attract more teachers with immigrant backgrounds, under the assumption that they are better equipped to teach in multicultural contexts. However, whether teachers differ in their professional competence to cater for students with immigrant backgrounds has not yet been empirically established, and it remains unclear whether any such differences would be attributable to the teachers' own immigration background. Based on the COACTIV model of teachers' professional competence, and drawing on a sample of 433 trainee teachers with and without immigrant backgrounds, this study (a) investigated trainee teachers' enthusiasm, self-efficacy, and prejudices with respect to teaching students with immigrant backgrounds and (b) tested whether the relationship between immigration background and these variab les was mediated by multicultural beliefs. Results from structural equation modeling confirmed that multicultural beliefs had an indirect effect: participants with immigrant backgrounds reported higher multicultural beliefs which were in turn associated with higher self-efficacy and enthusiasm and lower levels of prejudice.

Translated title of the contributionCultural background or cultural beliefs? What role do immigration background and multicultural beliefs play for teaching children with immigrant backgrounds?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)101-120
Number of pages20
JournalZeitschrift fur Padagogische Psychologie
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2012

Keywords

  • Beginning teachers with immigrant background
  • Cultural beliefs
  • Motivational orientations
  • Multiculturalism
  • Prejudices
  • Professional competence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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