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ERIC Number: EJ843391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Self-Efficacy as a Measure of Teacher Growth
Kennedy, Kerry J.; Hui, Sammy K. F.
International Journal of Educational Reform, v15 n1 p114-128 Win 2006
This article addresses the issue of preparing teachers as curriculum leaders to support the wide-ranging curriculum reforms that characterize societies in the Asian Pacific region. It draws on social cognitive theory and, in particular, on what has come to be called "teachers' sense of efficacy." The study sought to extend that research in a Chinese context. The results indicate a positive relationship between professional development and the growth of self-efficacy in curriculum leaders. It was recognized, however, that individual curriculum leaders also need a supportive professional community, including specific roles for the principals, if their leadership is to be effective. (Contains 6 tables and 3 notes.)
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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: Hong Kong