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ERIC Number: EJ779177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teachers' Workplace and Professional Certainty
Munthe, Elaine
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v19 n8 p801-813 Nov 2003
The study focuses on teachers' perceived certainty, a concept which is understood as being made up of didactic, practical and relational certainty, and its relationship with teacher collaboration, role ambiguity and job satisfaction. Analyses draw on data from 1,153 Norwegian elementary and junior high school teachers. Results indicate that there are statistically significant differences between the two subgroups of teachers concerning collaboration and job satisfaction. Furthermore, interesting differences regarding relations between collaboration and teacher certainty are found. Teachers in this study also report most collaboration on planning lessons, but little collaboration on activities one would expect to enhance self-awareness and reflection. A structural equation model involving relationships between all variables is tested and results reveal good fit indices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway