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Watts, Beverly Kinsey – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Competent mathematical skills are needed in the workplace as well as in the college setting. Adults in Adult Basic Education classes and programs generally perform below high school level competency, but very few studies have been performed investigating the predictors of mathematical success for adults. The current study contributes to the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Placement, Self Efficacy, Rating Scales
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Roth, Beate Buanes; Asbjørnsen, Arve; Manger, Terje – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2016
Prison education is an important aspect of adult education. This study investigated current participation in prison education, as well as previous convictions, sentence length, and the portion of sentence served as predictors of academic self-efficacy. Survey data derived from prisoners in all Norwegian prisons provided the empirical evidence for…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Self Efficacy, Correctional Education, Adult Education
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Ross, Karen E. L. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
This article examines the effects of changing teacher self-efficacy on student achievement. Results from a quantitative study of mathematics teachers in a USA mid-Atlantic state showed that teachers experienced reduced self-efficacy when working with English language learner students (ELLs) relative to non-ELLs. Further, the article explores…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Self Efficacy
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Weißenrieder, Jochen; Roesken-Winter, Bettina; Schueler, Sven; Binner, Elke; Blömeke, Sigrid – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2015
Whereas much is known about designing effective continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers, little is known about spillover effects of CPD by fostering collegial interactions. In this respect, the self-efficacy expectancy of multipliers to spread CPD issues within their own school is an important predictor for scaling. Self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Continuing Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Collaboration
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Jameson, Molly M.; Fusco, Brooke R. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2014
Adult learners comprise a significant portion of current undergraduate populations, and projections indicate steady or growing numbers of adult learners in the future. Previous research has suggested that adult learners possess lower self-confidence than and face barriers not experienced by traditional undergraduate students. These constructs have…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Adult Students
Grassl, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Mathematics competency continues to limit the success of many students and prevents their completion of a postsecondary degree, which ultimately prevents access to education, jobs, and upward social mobility. Furthermore, many postsecondary institutions admit students who do not meet the institution's mathematics proficiency requirements and then…
Descriptors: African American Students, Self Efficacy, Incentives, Learning Strategies
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Johnson, Patrick; O'Keeffe, Lisa – Irish Educational Studies, 2016
In August 2008, the Mathematics Learning Centre at the University of Limerick initiated a mathematics bridging course, entitled "Head Start Maths", to provide mathematics revision for adult learners about to embark on science or technology degree programmes. The aim of Head Start Maths was to revise mathematics fundamentals before the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Transitional Programs, Self Efficacy
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Renninger, K. Ann; Cai, Ming; Lewis, Mark C.; Adams, Margot M.; Ernst, Katherine L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
As hypermedia, online teacher professional development (TPD) should ideally support diverse learners to work with online content effectively because it involves multiple representations and a nonlinear format. Differences among participants in motivation and learning provide challenges for design. The present study is a use-inspired, mixed-method…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Motivation, Hypermedia, Profiles
Ribeiro, John J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The National Mathematics Advisory Panel, established under the Bush Administration, was created to improve teaching and learning of mathematics in the United States. One component of the study was focused on teachers and professional development opportunities. They found that the majority of professional development studies available were mostly…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Fulton, Lawrence V.; Ivanitskaya, Lana V.; Bastian, Nathaniel D.; Erofeev, Dmitry A.; Mendez, Francis A. – Learning and Instruction, 2013
In a three-group, gender-matched, preexisting knowledge-controlled, randomized experiment, we evaluated the effect of learner control over study pace on healthcare executives' performance in an online statistics course. Overall, frequent deadlines enhanced distribution of practice and improved learning. Students with less control over pace (in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Administrators, Health Personnel, Adult Students
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de Silva, Eugene, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today's schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. "Cases on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Hands on Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Althauser, Krista Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the impact of a district-wide mathematics professional development program on elementary teachers' general and personal efficacy. It also explored connections among teacher efficacy and socioeconomic status with student achievement. Using a quantitative approach, a job-embedded professional development initiative…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement
Lloyd, Carol; Edwards, Sarah – Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2004
The purposes of this research were (1) to describe urban teachers' understandings of the political, economic, cultural, and educational forces that explain the low achievement of many of their students; and (2) to describe their subsequent actions with students, colleagues, and/or school community to affect equitable educational opportunities for…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Self Efficacy, Low Achievement
Lewis, Tracy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this multiple case study was to identify ways to improve learner persistence in General Equivalency Diploma (GED) programs in the U.S. The participants in this multiple case study were GED instructors and adults without high school diplomas who were enrolled in two GED programs were located in the Southern and Southwestern U.S.…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Reading Skills, Self Efficacy, Transportation
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2013), October 22-24, 2013, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by The University of North Texas (UNT), sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Short Term Memory
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