ERIC Number: ED342740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
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Teaching Efficacy Scale: Job Analysis and Theoretical Factors.
Morin, Suzanne M.; Welsh, Lesley A.
The current emphasis on educational reform recognizes the importance of effective teachers as a basic component of quality schools. Current research is focusing on the characteristics of effective teachers. Self-efficacy, a component of social learning theory, has been shown to affect performance in many different areas. This study is the first phase of the development of a teaching efficacy scale. The purpose of this study is to develop a list of specific behaviors identified through a job analysis and derived from theory. The Job Analysis Survey is a 50-item, Likert-type scale comprised of 5 major categories identified as core components of teaching by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This instrument was administered to preservice and practicing educators (N=43) in schools in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The data were analyzed to identify the relative importance of the five major categories. In addition, the mean importance of each item was determined. The results of this job analysis will be used to determine the composition of the Teaching Efficacy Scale. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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