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ERIC Number: EJ847257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
Community-Based Service-Learning as a Source of Personal Self-Efficacy: Preparing Preservice Elementary Teachers to Teach Science for Diversity
Cone, Neporcha
School Science and Mathematics, v109 n1 p20-30 Jan 2009
Bandura (1997) contends that when compared to other sources of efficacy, mastery experiences, when presented appropriately, have the most powerful influence on self-efficacy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of community-based service learning (CBSL) experiences on preservice elementary teachers' personal self-efficacy beliefs about equitable science teaching and learning. Data were collected using pretests-posttests and post-questionnaires with the study sample. Findings from this study support Bandura's assertion. CBSL experiences were an important source of personal self-efficacy and significantly influenced preservice elementary teachers' personal self-efficacy beliefs about equitable science teaching and learning.
School Science and Mathematics Association. Oklahoma State University, 245 Willard, Stillwater, OK 74078. Tel: 405-744-8018; Fax: 405-744-6290; e-mail: office@ssma.org; Web site: http://ssmj.tamu.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A