Preservice Teachers’ Cultural Responsiveness in Education: Students from the United States, Russia and Algeria

  • Bahia Braktia Sam Houston State University


The purpose of this research was to examine the differences in cultural responsiveness between pre-service teachers and English major students from the United States, Russia and Algeria. The Cultural Diversity Awareness Inventory (Henry, 1991) was administered to 140 college students from two teacher preparation programs in Russia and the United States and an English language program in Algeria. A multiple regression test and a one-way between subjects ANOVA were conducted. Results revealed cultural responsiveness in education vary from a country to another. Results also showed that preservice teachers from the United States outperformed their counterparts from Russia.