International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2019, Vol. 10(3) 18-41

A pilot study on the development of a multicultural education paradigm scale for public school teachers in Iloilo Province, Philippines

Donne Jone Panizales Sodusta

pp. 18 - 41   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1907-01-0002

Published online: September 30, 2019  |   Number of Views: 226  |  Number of Download: 724


This paper reports the salient results of a pilot study aimed at developing a Multicultural Education Paradigm Scale (MEPS). Initially, a total of 60 public school teachers from the Iloilo Province of the Western Visayas region of the Philippines took part in the pilot study but only 49 valid responses were gleaned. The 30-item scale obtained a Cronbach’s alpha (α) reliability coefficient of 0.899. Weak items were singled out. The participants had a generally positive attitude towards multicultural education based on their mean scores. Also, no significant differences in their means were found across the demographic and professional groupings except for the weekly number of hours spent lesson planning. Only two factors, the weekly number of hours spent lesson planning and the weekly number of hours spent in non-teaching related work had the positive and significant relationship with attitude towards multicultural education. The Multi-factor paradigm was the most subscribed while the Cultural Ecology paradigm was least subscribed among the participants. Data shows that the weak items were the theoretical and sociological bases of their respective multicultural education paradigms.

Keywords: multicultural education, teacher training, in-service teachers

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APA 6th edition
Sodusta, D.J.P. (2019). A pilot study on the development of a multicultural education paradigm scale for public school teachers in Iloilo Province, Philippines . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 10(3), 18-41.

Sodusta, D. (2019). A pilot study on the development of a multicultural education paradigm scale for public school teachers in Iloilo Province, Philippines . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 10(3), pp. 18-41.

Chicago 16th edition
Sodusta, Donne Jone Panizales (2019). "A pilot study on the development of a multicultural education paradigm scale for public school teachers in Iloilo Province, Philippines ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 10 (3):18-41.

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