Using Quantitative Critical Race Methodology to Explore Teachers’ Perceived Beliefs

Nathaniel D. Stewart, Karen S. Beard, Minjung Kim

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As critical educational policy scholarship continues to move toward transformational knowledge production, critical and contextualized quantitative methods are central to justice and equity. In this study, the authors used Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), guided by quantitative critical race methodology, to examine teachers’ beliefs about their ability to instantiate critical pedagogy—critical pedagogical efficacy. We parametrized a latent path model to examine the additive influence teacher solidarity for justice has on the relationship between teacher justice collaboration frequency and critical pedagogical efficacy. The model estimate indicated the cruciality of teacher solidarity in improving critical pedagogical efficacy beliefs. Our study’s discussion section offers implications for teachers, leaders, policy actors, and critical quantitative researchers contributing to, or planning to join educational justice movements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEducational Policy
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

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  • critical educational policy studies
  • critical pedagogy
  • critical race theory
  • educational justice
  • quantitative critical race methodology
  • structural equation modeling


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