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Dou, Remy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This collected papers dissertation explores students' academic interactions in an active learning, introductory physics settings as they relate to the development of physics self-efficacy and interest. The motivation for this work extends from the national call to increase participation of students in the pursuit of science, technology,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physics, Science Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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Johnson, Joel D.; Starobin, Soko S.; Santos Laanan, Frankie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This study confirmed appropriate measurement model fit for a theoretical model, the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) vocational choice (STEM-VC) model. This model identified factors that successfully predicted a student's vocational choice decision to pursue a STEM degree for Latina/o and White community college students.…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Two Year College Students
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Findley-Van Nostrand, Danielle; Pollenz, Richard S. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
The persistence of undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines is a national issue based on STEM workforce projections. We implemented a weeklong pre-college engagement STEM Academy (SA) program aimed at addressing several areas related to STEM retention. We validated an instrument that was…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Program Effectiveness
Eufemia, Francine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This exploratory study sought to examine the relationship between teachers' use of formative assessment and their self-efficacy beliefs. Specifically, this study involved a quantitative analysis of the relationship between teachers' beliefs, knowledge base, and the use of formative assessment to make informed instructional changes and their…
Descriptors: Correlation, Formative Evaluation, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
Carrandi Molina, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of Hispanic first-generation college students (FGCSs) who made the immediate transition from high school into a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field of study at a public, four-year higher education institution in South Florida. The conceptual foundation for this…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), College Freshmen, Hispanic American Students
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Vásquez-Colina, María D.; Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa R.; Furner, Joseph M. – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
This paper reports findings of a pilot study examining the feasibility of a research design to investigate how achievement goals relate to the construct of math anxiety. In addition, we also consider how other important achievement-related behaviors, like self-efficacy, help-seeking, and self-regulation, might also relate to students' math…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Help Seeking
Richardson, Greer M.; Liang, Ling L. – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2008
Preservice teachers enrolled in a two-part course entitled Investigations in Mathematics and Science (IMS) were provided inquiry-based mathematics and science instruction in order to develop both content and process skills. This investigation sought to determine the pedagogical nature of the course and the impact it had on its participants.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Teachers who are efficacious persevere through challenges in the learning environment and put forth more effort in designing learning activities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of mathematics teaching and integration strategies (MTIS) on preservice agricultural teachers' personal mathematics efficacy, mathematics teaching…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Methods Courses
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the relationships between mathematics ability, personal mathematics efficacy, mathematics teaching efficacy, personal teaching efficacy, and background characteristics of preservice agricultural education teachers. Data were collected for two years at the University of Florida. Fourteen…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Numerous calls have been made for agricultural education to support core academic subject matter including mathematics. Previous research has shown that the incorporation of mathematics content into a teaching methods course had a positive effect on preservice teachers' mathematics content knowledge. The purpose of this study was to investigate…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness
Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the mathematics ability and efficacy of Florida preservice agricultural education teachers. Results indicated that the preservice teachers were not proficient in solving agricultural mathematics problems. On the other hand, the preservice teachers were efficacious in personal teaching efficacy and personal…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Brown, Amy Bingham – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
In Florida, recent legislative changes have granted community colleges the ability to offer baccalaureate degrees in education, frequently to non-traditional students. Based on information obtained from the literature covering preservice teachers' math knowledge, teachers' efficacy beliefs about math, and high-stakes mathematics testing, a study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Student Teacher Attitudes