ERIC Number: EJ710923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
Reference Count: 30
Relationship between Science and Mathematics Teaching Efficacy of Preservice Elementary Teachers
Utley, Juliana; Bryant, Richard; Moseley, Christine
School Science & Mathematics, v105 n2 p82 Feb 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate the change in teacher efficacy beliefs about mathematics and science teaching during participation in methods courses and student teaching, as well as the relationship between mathematics and science teaching efficacy. Data revealed that as science and mathematics teacher education in a methods course progressed, science and mathematics teaching efficacy significantly increased. This effect appeared to decrease slightly by the end of student teaching. Analysis of data indicated a significant difference in both the personal mathematics and personal science teaching efficacy scores, as well as mathematics outcome expectancy. Additionally, preservice teachers' personal mathematics and science teaching efficacies were directly related, as were their mathematics and science teaching outcome expectancies.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Self Efficacy, Teacher Education, Beliefs, Scores
School Science & Mathematics Association, The Ohio State University, 238 Arps Hall, 1945 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210-1172. Web site: http://www.ssma.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Teacher Efficacy Scale