ERIC Number: EJ795725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 22
Teacher Empowerment through the Development of Individual and Collective Teacher Efficacy
Rivard, James J.; Follo, Eric J.; Walsh, Colleen M.
ERS Spectrum, v22 n1 p34-39 Win 2004
This study examined teacher empowerment through the development of individual and collective teacher efficacy. A content-centered staff development program implemented in a Michigan school district by the New Zealand Ministry of Education and Oakland University helped teachers develop efficacy in the teaching of mathematics and in the ability to design and implement student-centered instruction. Participants--including teachers, administrators, and teacher development personnel--were interviewed extensively, and the results were analyzed to ascertain if a content-centered staff development program helped teachers become more confident in their teaching abilities and in their willingness to take an active role in helping other teachers implement instructional programs. This research can benefit superintendents and principals who are considering creating and implementing such staff development programs.
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Self Efficacy, Teaching Skills, Teacher Role, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Design, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Teamwork, Teacher Participation, Participative Decision Making
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Primary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan