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ERIC Number: EJ1136871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Personal Epistemology and Self-Efficacy in the Special Education Teacher
Johnson, Bradley W.
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p45-51 Fall 2011
This report summarizes the personal epistemology and self-efficacy concepts and how they affect special education teachers. This report is based on the social cognitive theory, perceived and collective efficacy, and how the conceptual thoughts of a special education teacher affect their instructional focus in the classroom. Self-efficacy beliefs are identified from four principals of information: enactive mastery experiences, vicarious experiences, verbal persuasion, and physiological and affective states. These concepts are important for special education teachers and the administration alike to help the instructional and learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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