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ERIC Number: EJ1132786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Primary Education Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs for Teaching Geography Lessons
Bent, Gert Jan; Bakx, Anouke; den Brok, Perry
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v26 n2 p150-165 2017
This study was carried out to investigate the primary education teachers' self-efficacy regarding geography education, their beliefs regarding the classroom learning environment, and how these beliefs were related to each other and to teachers' background characteristics. Questionnaire data were collected from 489 Dutch primary school teachers. Primary education teachers displayed moderately strong self-efficacy for teaching geography. The overall results suggested that teachers believed that surface learning is relatively an important parameter of teaching geography. The study found out that support from their colleagues was considered less important by teachers in promoting geography education. Teachers' beliefs concerning geography education quality and students' attitudes and motivation were the most important predictor variables for explaining differences in teachers' self-efficacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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