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ERIC Number: EJ908838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0502
Learning to Teach: The Influence of a University-School Partnership Project on Pre-Service Elementary Teachers' Efficacy for Literacy Instruction
Johnson, Denise
Reading Horizons, v50 n1 p23-48 2010
Bandura's (1986) theory of self-efficacy suggests that efficacy may be most malleable early in learning; therefore, some of the most powerful influences on the development of teachers' sense of efficacy may be the experience of teaching during field placements and student teaching. Unfortunately, pre-service teachers may not be exposed to good role models for teaching during field placements. This article describes a qualitative study of the influence of vicarious experiences modeled by a teacher educator and master teachers on the development of pre-service teachers' sense of efficacy for literacy instruction. Results indicate that the vicarious experiences positively influenced pre-service teachers' efficacy for effective literacy instruction that was maintained through student teaching. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A