Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)



First Advisor

Dr. Darcel Brady

Second Advisor

Dr. Dave Johnson

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


The study of the effectiveness of multicultural pedagogy on student global literacy and college preparedness is a topic of concern for educators and students. Multicultural education is a multifaceted pedagogical approach in which educators provide diverse experiences for students to learn to work within the global society. The purpose of this research study was to explore the influence multicultural pedagogy has on rural student global literacy and college preparedness. The quantitative approach examined: differences between urban and rural samples, multicultural pedagogy, global citizenship, college preparedness, U.S. interconnectedness, and confidence of new literacies between students in a traditional instructional setting (N = 18) and a multicultural instructional setting (N = 21). The Global Literacy Survey (Hsu & Wang, 2010) and The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (Indiana University, 2016) were utilized and data analysis included descriptive statistics, a one-sample t-test, and analyses of covariance. The findings indicated a statistically significant difference for the global literacy factor of willingness to become a global citizen between the rural students (M = 3.21) when compared to urban students (M = 3.709). The findings also indicated a statistically significant difference between the college preparedness of the students in the multicultural pedagogy grouping and the traditional grouping. Educational institutions should incorporate multicultural instructional methodologies to enhance the diverse willingness of students and increase college preparedness.

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