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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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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
Cook, Carolyn D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study explored the relationship between math anxiety and perceived self-efficacy for teaching mathematics in preschool teachers. Perceptions of and attributions for the teachers' perceived math anxiety and perceived self-efficacy for teaching mathematics were also explored. The study employed a mixed-method design consisting of both…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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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
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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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
Tortop, Hasan Said – Online Submission, 2014
In this study, examining the effectiveness of in-service training for gifted education has been conducted. In the study, 30 Classroom, Science, Mathematics and Preschool teachers working at schools in different cities of Turkey, took part as volunteer participants. Moreover, some criteria were specified for determining the participants. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Academically Gifted, Case Studies
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Furnari, Emily C.; Whittaker, Jessica; Kinzie, Mable; DeCoster, Jamie – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
The No Child Left Behind Act requires that 95% of students in all public elementary and secondary schools are assessed in mathematics. Unfortunately, direct assessments of young students can be timely, costly, and challenging to administer. Therefore, policy makers have looked to indirect forms of assessment, such as teachers' ratings of student…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Mathematics Skills
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Furnari, Emily C.; Whittaker, Jessica; Kinzie, Mable; DeCoster, Jamie – Grantee Submission, 2017
The No Child Left Behind Act requires that 95% of students in all public elementary and secondary schools are assessed in mathematics. Unfortunately, direct assessments of young students can be timely, costly, and challenging to administer. Therefore, policy makers have looked to indirect forms of assessment, such as teachers' ratings of student…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Alternative Assessment, Children, Correlation
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Master, Allison; Cheryan, Sapna; Meltzoff, Andrew N. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The American educational system currently yields disappointing levels of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) engagement and achievement among students. One way to remedy this may be to increase children's motivation in STEM from an early age. This study examined whether a social cue--being part of an experimental "minimal…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Preschool Children, Student Motivation, Preschool Education
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Gerde, Hope K.; Schachter, Rachel E.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Researchers and practitioners have become increasingly interested in how early childhood programs prepare young children for science. Due to a number of factors, including educators' low self-efficacy for teaching science and lack of educational resources, many early childhood classrooms do not offer high-quality science experiences for young…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Scientific Methodology, Young Children, Preschool Curriculum
Pavlekovic, Margita, Ed. – Online Submission, 2011
In the monograph The Math Teacher (following the Third International Scientific Colloquium Mathematics and Children in 2011), the term "teacher" designates a person who teaches mathematics, and the context of each article reveals whether this implies the teacher at a pre-school institution, a school or a university instructor. In…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Mathematics Education, Action Research, Self Efficacy
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Brown, Elizabeth Todd – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
This was a correlational study conducted with a population of prekindergarten educators from a large, metropolitan school district. The purpose was to examine if there were relationships between and among early childhood teachers' sense of self-efficacy, their beliefs about the importance of mathematics, and their mathematics instructional…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Geist, Eugene – Education, 2015
This study was conducted to examine the attitudes of Head Start teachers toward mathematics and how it may influence how and what they teach in the classroom. In general, the findings of this study can be summarized as this: 1) Math anxiety affects how teachers assess their ability at mathematics. The more math anxiety they report, the lower they…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Education
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