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ERIC Number: EJ1130448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1837-6290
Exploring Primary Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs for Teaching Dance Education
Renner, Suzanne; Pratt, Keryn
Issues in Educational Research, v27 n1 p115-133 2017
The self-efficacy beliefs of 140 generalist teachers for teaching dance in the New Zealand curriculum were surveyed using an adapted version of the Teachers' Sense of Self-efficacy scale (TSES) developed by Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk Hoy (2001). Four hypotheses were created to test relationships between the participants' self-efficacy beliefs for teaching dance and a variety of factors. Although this study found that generalist teachers had levels of self-efficacy beliefs for teaching dance that suggested they would be comfortable teaching it, this did not seem to result in dance being taught on a regular basis. Their beliefs were somewhat related to their subject knowledge confidence, but not to their teaching experience, class level and size, or school decile.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A