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Nurlu, Özge – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015

The aim of this research is to investigate primary school teachers' characteristics by comparing their mathematics teaching self-efficacy beliefs. In this research, qualitative research method is used. In order to determine the participant teachers, firstly, "Self-Efficacy Beliefs toward Mathematics Teaching Scale" (Dede, 2008) was…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers

McGee, Jennifer R.; Wang, Chuang – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014

The purpose of this study is to provide evidence of reliability and validity of the Self-Efficacy for Teaching Mathematics Instrument (SETMI). Self-efficacy, as defined by Bandura, was the theoretical framework for the development of the instrument. The complex belief systems of mathematics teachers, as touted by Ernest provided insights into the…

Descriptors: Reliability, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis

Phelps, Christine M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009

Teacher educators may need to pay attention to pre-service elementary teachers' motivation to learn mathematics in order to help them develop a deep level of understanding from their mathematics content courses for teachers (content courses) and to help them develop the disposition to learn mathematics throughout their careers. In this…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation, Student Educational Objectives

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

Zhao, Ningning; Valcke, Martin; Desoete, Annemie; Zhu, Chang; Sang, Guoyuan; Verhaeghe, JeanPierre – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014

The present study aims at exploring predictors influencing mathematics performance. In particular, the study focuses on internal students' characteristics (gender, age, metacognitive experience, mathematics self-efficacy) and external contextual factors (GDP of school location, parents' educational level, teachers' educational level, and teacher…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students

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

Akay, Hayri; Boz, Nihat – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2010

Research on mathematics teaching and learning has recently focused on affective variables, which were found to play an essential role that influences behaviour and learning. Despite its importance, problem posing has not yet received the attention it warrants from the mathematics education community. Perceived self-efficacy beliefs have been found…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Teachers

McGee, Jennifer Richardson – ProQuest LLC, 2012

The purpose of this study was the development and validation of an instrument to measure the self-efficacy of elementary mathematics teachers. Self-efficacy, as defined by Bandura, was the theoretical framework for the development of the instrument. The complex belief systems of mathematics teachers, as touted by Ernest (1989) provided insight…

Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Validity, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction

Fox, Antonia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014

The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore the relationship between teacher self-efficacy beliefs and the level of student achievement their students obtain as evidenced by the Algebra I Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessment. This study also explored teachers' mathematics content knowledge, mathematics pedagogical knowledge,…

Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra

Letwinsky, Karim Medico – ProQuest LLC, 2012

The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between mathematics teachers' self-efficacy and the use of technology and the Internet in secondary education classrooms. The focus was on the Internet as a tool to promote mathematics communication and literacy in the online environment. A total of 100 mathematics teachers…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy

Webb-Williams, Jane – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014

This small scale study examined gender differences in self-efficacy. 24 girls and 28 boys aged between 10 and 12 years completed self-efficacy questionnaires and attainment tests. The study was conducted in two primary school classrooms in England and the results indicated that gender differences in self-efficacy were significant with boys holding…

Descriptors: Gender Differences, Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries

Corkin, Danya M.; Ekmekci, Adem; Papakonstantinou, Anne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015

This paper examines the antecedents of three types of educational beliefs about mathematics among 151 teachers predominantly working in high poverty schools. Studies across various countries have found that teachers in high poverty schools are less likely to enact instructional approaches that align with mathematics reform standards set by…

Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Poverty, Regression (Statistics)

Evans, Brian R. – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2010

The purpose of this study was to understand the relationships between mathematical content knowledge, perceptions of teaching self-efficacy, and attitudes toward mathematics in one cohort of Teach for America teachers who took the New York State Content Special Test in mathematics at the start of their program, and a mathematics attitude…

Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Mathematics, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness

Allsopp, David H.; Haley, Keri C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015

This paper reports the results of a synthesis of research related to teacher education, mathematics, and students with learning disabilities (SWLD) and other struggling learners. The goals of this synthesis were to determine the nature of the current research base (2004-2014) and to determine how it can inform teacher educators about the effective…

Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities

Rich, Peter Jacob; Jones, Brian; Belikov, Olga; Yoshikawa, Emily; Perkins, McKay – Online Submission, 2017

STEM, the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is increasingly being promoted in elementary education. However, elementary educators are largely untrained in the 21st century skills of computing (a subset of technology) and engineering. The purpose of this study was to better understand elementary teachers'…

Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers