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ERIC Number: EJ1116360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Relationship of Self-Efficacy and Teacher Knowledge for Prospective Elementary Education Teachers
Sharp, Ann C.; Brandt, Lorilynn; Tuft, Elaine A.; Jay, Sandy
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n10 p2432-2439 2016
This research investigates relationships between prospective teachers' self-efficacy of literacy instruction and their growing knowledge of literacy essentials. An instrument was used that is one part self-ratings of confidence levels in teaching specific literacy skills and one part assessment of literacy knowledge required to teach those skills. The survey was given three times over the course of 16-months to 70 prospective teachers. Results indicate that self-efficacy scores and knowledge scores significantly increase over time concurrently but without any predictive power of each other. Findings support Bandura's self-efficacy theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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