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ERIC Number: EJ1118476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8693
Assessing Content Knowledge and Changes in Confidence and Anxiety Related to Economic Literacy in a Professional Development Program for History Teachers
Rollison, Julia M.; Ludlow, Larry H.; Wallingford, Todd
Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v2 n1 p15-30 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a Teaching American History professional development program on content knowledge and confidence and anxiety associated with teaching economic literacy. Two content assessments and a confidence and anxiety instrument were administered to teachers prior to and immediately following a 2-week institute. Statistically significant findings included an increase in economics content knowledge and an increase in confidence combined with a decrease in anxiety. The scale and measurement model employed to examine status and subsequent change should be useful for similar professional development initiatives and evaluations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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