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Multi-Culture Acceptability, Multi-Culture Teaching Efficacy on Young Child-Teacher Relationships in Childcare Centers: Mediation Effect of Attitude towards Multi-Culture Education
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  • Journal title : Family and Environment Research
  • Volume 53, Issue 5,  2015, pp.557-566
  • Publisher : The Korean Home Economics Association
  • DOI : 10.6115/fer.2015.044
 Title & Authors
Multi-Culture Acceptability, Multi-Culture Teaching Efficacy on Young Child-Teacher Relationships in Childcare Centers: Mediation Effect of Attitude towards Multi-Culture Education
Kim, Hye Gum; Lim, Yang Mi;
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This study investigated the effects of multi-culture acceptability and multi-culture teaching efficacy on young child-teacher relationships. The teachers' attitude towards multi-culture education was included in the analysis as a mediator between multi-culture acceptability and multi-culture teaching efficacy. Participants were 295 teachers and 295 young children between 3 and 5 years in childcare centers located in Seoul, Incheon, Ulsan, Gyeonggi, and North Gyeongsang Province. Teachers completed questionnaires regarding multi-culture acceptability, multi-culture teaching efficacy, and attitude towards multi-culture education. Collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation, Structural Equation Model, and Sobel test with SPSS ver. 18.0 and AMOS ver. 21.0. The results were as follows. First, the subscale of multi-culture acceptability and multi-culture teaching efficacy generally showed a positive correlation with closeness and conflict in the subscale of young child-teacher relationships. Second, teacher's multi-culture acceptability directly influenced the young child-teacher relationship. In addition, the impact of multi-culture teaching efficacy on young child-teacher relationship was mediated perfectly by the multi-culture education attitude. The results suggest that the multi-culture teaching efficacy promote early childhood multicultural education attitudes and that can be changed to positive teacher relationships.
multi-culture acceptability;multi-culture teaching efficacy;young child-teacher relationship;attitude towards multi-culture education;
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