Is Equity on Their Mind? Documenting Teachers’ Education Equity Mindset

Louis S. Nadelson, Rachelle G. Miller, Helen Hu, Na Mi Bang, Brandy Walthall

Abstract


An education equity mindset is fundamental to assuring all students are supported to achieve to their highest capacity.
We have identified six attributes of an educational equity mindset critical to assuring teachers’ practices and
professional choices are aligned with meeting the needs of all students. In an effort to promote education equity
mindset among teachers we determined there was a need to first empirically document the construct. We surveyed 452
teachers in the southern region of the United States. Our results indicate that we effectively measured our definition of
education equity mindset. We found multiple differences in the mindset attributes based on personal and professional
variables. Our data indicate that teachers may hold competing or fragmented mindsets. Our research uncovered
multiple needed lines of research and implications for teacher preparation and professional development.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n5p26

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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