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ERIC Number: EJ782409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
"Maybe I Can Teach "Those" Kids." The Influence of Contextual Factors on Student Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs
Knoblauch, Dee; Hoy, Anita Woolfolk
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n1 p166-179 Jan 2008
This study investigated student teachers' efficacy beliefs, collective teacher efficacy beliefs, and perceived cooperating teachers' efficacy beliefs. These student teacher beliefs were examined with the focus on context, primarily the school setting (i.e., rural, suburban, and urban), to determine whether setting played a role in the development of the student teachers' efficacy beliefs. The research participants included 102 student teachers. All three setting groups exhibited significant increases in teachers' sense of efficacy following student teaching. Urban student teachers exhibited significantly lower perceived collective efficacy. Perceived cooperating teachers' efficacy was predictive of and positively related to the student teachers' post-TSES scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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