Teacher Training in a Diverse Japan: Assessment Validation
This study was developed to determine the psychometric properties of a 29 item instrument created to enable universities and instructors of pre-service elementary and secondary education students to evaluate three main ideas: student knowledge and exposure to different cultures, student perceptions of other cultures, and student perceptions of working in a multicultural environment. Specifically, the reliability and validity of the 20 Likert-type scale items was assessed through the use of coefficient alpha scores (reliability) and chi-square tests (validity). Coefficient alpha scores for the instrument showed reliability (at 0.98). The instrument also resulted in an acceptable fit with a chi-square of 1904.56, df of 740, and a P < .001. The relative chi-square was found to be at 2.57. As the findings demonstrate reliability and validity for the instrument, further uses of the questionnaire are then discussed.
This study was supported in part through a Young Researchers Grant (18K13053) provided by the Hiroshima University Graduate School of Education.
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