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ERIC Number: ED524380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 241
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-1721-9
An Exploration of Self-Efficacy in a Teacher-Educator's Practice
Tobery-Nystrom, Jamelyn C.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, The George Washington University
Designed in response to an expressed need for assessment measures of teacher preparation programs, this exploratory study presents one method to assess and improve teacher-educator practices (Crowe, 2010; Gardiner, 2007). Teacher-educators have discovered that conducting a personal assessment or a self-study of one's practice is a way to improve learning on a personal, professional, and program level (Kosnik, C., Freese, A., Samaras, A., & Beck, C., 2006). Bandura (1971, 1974, & 1977) defined the concept of teacher self-efficacy and its influence in a teacher's practices. Drawing from Whitehead's living education theory (LET) (1989, 2008), Ashton's principles of teacher self-efficacy (1984) and Huitt's dimensions (2000) of teacher self-efficacy, the researcher developed a LET incorporating each component expected by most Universities of faculty members; teaching, service, professional development, and research. The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Standards (2007) offered a framework to support the four-phase recursive process, as the researcher developed her LET concerning her self-efficacy as a teacher-educator. Working with a Critical Friends Network (CFN), the researcher provided 4 vignettes, a draft belief statement and 23 artifacts for review. The CFN provided 40 responses that assisted the researcher's 8 reflections and 4 reframings of her self-efficacy belief statement. Teacher preparation programs may wish to consider adopting self-study procedures for faculty assessment that encourage reflection on practices. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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