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ERIC Number: EJ811871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Addressing the Needs of Teachers in Disadvantaged Environments through Strategies to Enhance Self-Efficacy
Wood, Lesley; Olivier, Tilla
Teacher Development, v12 n2 p151-164 May 2008
Health Promoting Schools have been introduced to encourage teachers to engage with the community, to promote all facets of health of both learners and teachers. However, previous research established that South African teachers in general were not feeling very motivated, given the problematic environments in which they were working. The researchers therefore focused on helping the teachers participating in this project to increase their self-efficacy beliefs, and thereby their motivation and confidence. This article will report on the process followed to reach this aim and attempt to measure its success by comparing the perceived needs of the teachers before intervention with their perceptions on the same issues at the end of the first intervention phase. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa