Are Korean Early Childhood Teachers Becoming More Responsive to Multicultural Children? An Analysis of Diversity Self-efficacy Data From the Korean Institute of Child Care and Education (KICCE) Survey

  • Sungok R. Park
  • James Hoot
  • Hyejin Shin

Abstract

Korea is in transition toward becoming a multicultural society. This study assessed progress in the preparedness of Korean teachers to address diversity issues in this rapidly changing society. Analysis of diversity data from a 2011 national survey suggests that progress is being made toward making teachers more aware of developmental needs of diverse children. Moreover, data suggests that teaching experience, closer teacher-child relationships, and awareness of recent standardized curriculum may play a role in higher levels of diversity self-efficacy of early childhood educators. This study concludes with policy recommendations.

Published
Nov 16, 2016
How to Cite
PARK, Sungok R.; HOOT, James; SHIN, Hyejin. Are Korean Early Childhood Teachers Becoming More Responsive to Multicultural Children? An Analysis of Diversity Self-efficacy Data From the Korean Institute of Child Care and Education (KICCE) Survey. International Journal of the Whole Child, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 1-12, nov. 2016. Available at: <http://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/ijwc/article/view/716>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2017.
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