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ERIC Number: EJ1003551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Exploring Teacher Self-Efficacy for Inclusive Practices in Three Diverse Countries
Malinen, Olli-Pekka; Savolainen, Hannu; Engelbrecht, Petra; Xu, Jiacheng; Nel, Mirna; Nel, Norma; Tlale, Dan
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v33 p34-44 Jul 2013
The purpose of this study was to explain teachers' perceived efficacy for teaching in inclusive classrooms by using a sample of 1911 in-service teachers from China, Finland, and South Africa. Bandura's theory of self-efficacy was used as a starting point to develop distinct models for each country. We found that in all countries, experience in teaching students with disabilities was the strongest predictor of self-efficacy, while the predictive power of other variables differed from country to country. Our findings illustrate ways to improve teacher education to respond better to the challenges set by the global inclusive education movement. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; Finland; South Africa