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ERIC Number: ED367645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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Changing Perceptions of Efficacy: From Student Teachers to First-Year Teachers.
Walker, Linda; Richardson, Gloria D.
This study was conducted to examine changes in the self-perceived efficacy of teacher education majors who were surveyed first as student teachers in 1992 and again as first-year teachers in 1993. The instrument used was a survey of 30 items related to the Mississippi Teacher Assessment Instrument competencies and indicators. Thirteen of the original sample of 24 returned the second survey. Data analysis indicated significant differences in the following areas: classroom management interactions, utilization of audio-visual equipment, identification and planning for exceptional learners, effective teaching of reading/language arts, a demonstration of the ability to work with groups of varying sizes, maintaining accurate pupil records, and using acceptable written and oral expression. Results of this study form the basis for a future longitudinal study that will employ the instrument to measure self-perceptions of student teachers, first-year and, ultimately, veteran teachers in regard to personal efficacy. Appendixes provide copies of the Mississippi Teaching Competencies and a demographic survey. (Contains 22 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mississippi Teacher Assessment Instruments
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1993).