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Usta, H. Gonca – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study aims to analyze the student and school level variables that affect students' self-efficacy levels in mathematics in China-Shanghai, Turkey, and Greece based on PISA 2012 results. In line with this purpose, the hierarchical linear regression model (HLM) was employed. The interschool variability is estimated at approximately 17% in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Bates, Alan B.; Latham, Nancy; Kim, Jin-ah – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
This study examined preservice teachers' mathematics self-efficacy and mathematics teaching efficacy and compared them to their mathematical performance. Participants included 89 early childhood preservice teachers at a Midwestern university. Instruments included the Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale (MSES), Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy
Yates, Tracy Hardwell – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this correlational study was to examine the relationship among the mathematical self-efficacies, mathematical teaching self-efficacies, and instructional practices of elementary teachers. This study was also designed to determine how these variables influence an individual teacher's QDI in relation to MCT2 math scores in grades 3-5.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics
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Aydogdu, Bülent; Peker, Murat – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aim of this research was to examine science and mathematics teaching efficacy beliefs of pre-school teachers in terms of some variables. The sample of the study was comprised of 191 pre-school teachers working in a city in Aegean Region of Turkey. Since it attempted to define self-efficacy beliefs of pre-school teachers toward science and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Gerde, Hope K.; Pierce, Steven J.; Lee, Kyungsook; Van Egeren, Laurie A. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Quality early science education is important for addressing the low science achievement, compared to international peers, of elementary students in the United States. Teachers' beliefs about their skills in a content area, that is, their content self-efficacy is important because it has implications for teaching practice and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
Molinare, Dee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Early childhood education has become of national and local interest based upon the Preschool for All agenda. Children need to attend preschools with programs that are high quality with a curriculum that is age appropriate and prepares them for continued school success. Early childhood educators should be trained to implement the curriculum. This…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Kao, Chia-Pin; Chien, Hui-Min – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
This study was conducted to explore the relationships between pre-school educators' conceptions of and approaches to learning by web-searching through Internet Self-efficacy. Based on data from 242 pre-school educators who had prior experience of participating in web-searching in Taiwan for path analyses, it was found in this study that…
Descriptors: Internet, Online Searching, Self Efficacy, Preschool Teachers
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Tsamir, Pessia; Tirosh, Dina; Levenson, Esther; Tabach, Michal; Barkai, Ruthi – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
This article describes a study that investigates preschool teachers' knowledge of their young students' number conceptions and the teachers' related self-efficacy beliefs. It also presents and illustrates elements of a professional development program designed explicitly to promote this knowledge among preschool teachers. Results…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Number Concepts
Carson, Phyllis B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the formal mathematics educational training of elementary grade teachers as well as their perceived levels of self-efficacy regarding the Georgia Performance Standards for mathematics. This study investigated 129 first through fifth grade teachers in Northeast Georgia. The researcher administered a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1
Schillinger, Tammy – ProQuest LLC, 2016
A local urban school district recently reported that 86% of third graders did not demonstrate proficiency on the Math Standardized Test, which challenges students to solve problems and justify solutions. It is beneficial if these skills are developed prior to third grade. Students may be more academically successful if kindergarten teachers have…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Teachers
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Sandholtz, Judith Haymore; Ringstaff, Cathy – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2014
This longitudinal study examined the extent to which teachers' participation in a 3-year professional development program enhanced their self-efficacy and prompted changes in science instruction in the early elementary grades. The study used a mixed-methods design, and included 39 teachers who taught in kindergarten, first grade, or second…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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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
Dennis, Lisa Marie Giles – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Self-efficacy is the belief an individual has about his or her capabilities to successfully complete an activity. Self-efficacy stems from four sources: verbal persuasion, physiological states, past experiences, and vicarious experiences. Increases in self-efficacy in education are connected with an increase in academic achievement. The current…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy
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Tirosh, Dina; Tsamir, Pessia; Levenson, Esther; Tabach, Michal; Barkai, Ruthi – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2013
This article reports on young children's self-efficacy beliefs and their corresponding performance of mathematical and nonmathematical tasks typically encountered in kindergarten. Participants included 132 kindergarten children aged 5-6 years old. Among the participants, 69 children were identified by the social welfare department as being abused…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Self Efficacy, Mathematics
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Kikas, Eve; Mägi, Katrin – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study examined transactional development of mothers' beliefs (self-efficacy, success attributions of a child's success to maternal effort) and children's academic skills. Six hundred sixty-eight children and their mothers were evaluated twice: at the beginning of the first grade and at the end of the third grade. Mothers' beliefs were…
Descriptors: Mothers, Self Efficacy, Success, Child Rearing
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