NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ839985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Singapore Teachers' Personal and General Efficacy for Teaching Primary Social Studies
Wilson, Peter; Tan, Geok-Chin Ivy
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v13 n3 p209-222 Aug 2004
The purpose of the study was to investigate the sense of Teacher Efficacy (TE) belief held by Singapore teachers for teaching primary social studies. Teacher Efficacy, which comprises Personal Teaching Efficacy (PTE) and General Teaching Efficacy (GTE), was measured. A group of 116 primary school teachers attending a social studies in-service course completed an adapted 23-item Science Teacher Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI-B) for the sense of efficacy and five items on demographics of sex, school type, age, years of teaching and social studies level taught. Results showed that there was a moderately high degree of PTE and GTE social studies Singapore teachers. There were no significant differences in the PTE among variables in sex, school type, age, years of teaching and social studies level taught. However, there was a significant difference between theGTEmean scores for the teachers of different years of teaching experience. A social studies efficacy profile was constructed for the Singapore social studies teachers in the study. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore