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Opfer, V. Darleen; Pedder, David G.; Lavicza, Zsolt – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
This paper uses results from a national survey of teachers in England to test a hypothesised model of teacher orientation to learning (consisting of beliefs, practice and experiences about learning) and its relationship to teacher learning change. Results from a structural equation modeling process of 1126 teacher survey responses show that…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Surveys, Path Analysis
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Sang, Guoyuan; Valcke, Martin; van Braak, Johan; Tondeur, Jo – Computers & Education, 2010
Student teachers should be prepared to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) into their future teaching and learning practices. Despite the increased availability and support for ICT integration, relatively few teachers intend to integrate ICT into their teaching activities (e.g., Ertmer, 2005). The available research has thus…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Path Analysis
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McAuliffe, Meghan D.; Hubbard, Julie A.; Romano, Lydia J. – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2009
This study explored the role of the classroom teacher in peers' evaluations of liking and disliking of their classmates. Teacher cognitions about children (teacher liking of students, teacher attributions for aggressive student behavior) and teacher behavior toward children (positive, corrective/negative) were examined as mediators in the link…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior, Prosocial Behavior, Child Behavior
Meyer, Katrina A.; Xu, Yonghong Jade – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2009
Based on earlier studies using the 1999 and 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) data [1, 2], a causal model explaining faculty technology use was constructed. Path analysis was used to test the causal effects of age, gender, highest degree, discipline (health science or not), recent research productivity, and teaching load on…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines, Causal Models, Teaching Load
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Bernaus, Merce; Gardner, Robert C. – Modern Language Journal, 2008
This study investigated language teaching strategies, as reported by teachers and students, and the effects of these strategies on students' motivation and English achievement. The participants consisted of 31 English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers and their students (N = 694) in Catalonia, Spain. The teachers and students rated the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Objective Tests, Teacher Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Rots, Isabel; Aelterman, Antonia – Educational Studies, 2008
This study focuses on the relationship between teacher education and graduates' intended and actual entrance into teaching. Moreover, it explores how this relationship differs for two types of initial teacher training for secondary education. A hypothetical model of graduates' entrance into the teaching profession comprising empirically grounded…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Labor Market, Graduates, Intention
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Segers, Mien; Martens, Rob; Van den Bossche, Piet – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
In order to stimulate student teachers to thoroughly comprehend the main variables influencing their work, teaching and assessment strategies in teacher education have changed significantly. One of the changes in the assessment of student teachers in teacher education programs is the use of case-based assessment instruments. Such instruments…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Ponton, Michael K; Derrick, M. Gail; Carr, Paul B. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate the tenability of a proposed path-analytic model relating resourcefulness and persistence in the context of adult autonomous learning. Data collected from a nonprobability sample of 492 American adults using valid and reliable measures for resourcefulness and persistence were analyzed. Results suggest…
Descriptors: Persistence, Lifelong Learning, Independent Study, Personal Autonomy
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Caprara, Gian Vittorio; Barbaranelli, Claudio; Borgogni, Laura; Petitta, Laura; Rubinacci, Alfonso – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
Self- and collective efficacy beliefs were examined as correlates of attitudes toward school of teachers, school staff, and parents. 726 teachers, 387 staff members, and 1994 parents from 18 junior high schools in Milan and Rome, Italy, were administered questionnaires assessing self-efficacy beliefs, perceptions about colleagues' behavior,…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Lawson, Anton E.; Worsnop, William A. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1992
Indicates that measures of reflective reasoning skill are significantly related to initial scientific beliefs about evolution, as well as to gains in declarative knowledge about evolution; however, the same measures are not significantly related to changes in those beliefs. Interrelationships among the study's major variables and their educational…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Biology, Conflict, Creationism
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Pizzini, Edward L.; Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1992
Compares models of the classroom dynamics for a traditional laboratory setting and a problem-solving-centered environment, both at the eighth grade science level. Descriptive data indicate no differences in the models, whereas path analyses suggest that, in the problem-solving model, student behaviors significantly correlate to lesson structure,…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style
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Watkins, David; Gutierrez, Myrna – Journal of Social Psychology, 1990
Examines path-analytic models linking measures of self-concept, attributions, and grades of 194 Filipino high school students. Finds attributions for successful outcomes to ability or effort mediated the causal relationship between achievement and self-esteem. Interprets negative paths from ability attributions for success in mathematics to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attribution Theory, Educational Research, Foreign Countries