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ERIC Number: ED441801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-27
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
New Teacher Confidence: How Does It Develop?
Tran, MyLuong T.; Young, Russell L.; Mathison, Carla; Hahn, Brenda Terry
The purpose of this study was to investigate the confidence levels of new teachers and related factors. Seventy-seven first and second year teachers participating in a new teacher retention project filled out a survey. Teachers felt most confident in their communication with colleagues, sensitivity to the needs of a multicultural classroom, and classroom discipline. They felt least confident in the use of portfolio assessment, arrangement of optimal learning opportunities for all students, time management, assessment of individual students' abilities, and knowledge of science subject matter. Those who went through special education or bilingual education programs felt more confident than those who did not. Those who taught in the inner city were significantly more confident than those who taught in other environments. Confidence was not related to type of current classroom or setting for new teachers. Implications for teacher education programs are discussed. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A