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ERIC Number: ED429732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 23
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Culture and Educational Experiences Influence American and Taiwan Pre-Service Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs.
Lin, Huey-Ling; Gorrell, Jeffrey; Taylor, Janet
This study examined preservice teachers' beliefs in light of potential cultural differences in perceived efficacy in Taiwan and America. Subjects were 240 preservice teachers at the beginning or the ending points of their teacher education programs in Taiwan and 231 comparable American preservice teachers. Subjects completed a revised version of the Gibson and Dembo (1984) teacher efficacy scale. Multivariate tests indicated that the preservice teachers in these two countries may have conceptually different expectations of teaching (e.g., parental support, social awareness, individual effort). However, efficacy beliefs of preservice teachers in these two countries showed a similar pattern regarding their capability to adjust to individual children. Findings suggest that, in both countries, preservice teachers' efficacy beliefs may be influenced by the context of their studies, by their increasing competence and experience as teachers, and by cultural perspectives. Contains 19 references. (Author/HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan