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Stuart, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this correlation study was to identify a possible relationship between elementary teacher background in mathematics as measured by completed college math credit hours, district-provided professional development hours of training in Common Core math standards, and years of teaching experience, and teacher efficacy in math as measured…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Background, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics
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Ocak, Gurbuz; Yamac, Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The aim of current study was to examine predictor and explanatory relationships between fifth graders' self-regulated learning strategies, motivational beliefs, attitudes towards mathematics, and academic achievement. The study was conducted on a sample of 204 students studying in the primary schools of Afyonkarahisar province. Motivated…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Correlation
Setra, Abdelghani – ProQuest LLC, 2017
For the last thirty years research has unfailingly shown that teacher efficacy has a positive impact on student outcomes, making teacher efficacy an critical element in quality mathematics instruction. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of a math methods course on the mathematics teaching efficacy beliefs of elementary pre-service…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Methods Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Sublett, Cameron; Plasman, Jay Stratte – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2017
Over the past decade, CTE has been highlighted as a means of promoting college and career readiness for high school students. Applied STEM coursework is a promising area of high school study that has particular relevance in the technologically progressive world of today. Previous research has illustrated that applied STEM coursework in high school…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Olson, Amy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This dissertation adds to the teacher education literature by exploring the experiences education students have of mathematics anxiety and self-efficacy for teaching and learning mathematics. Further, the utility of a specific in-service teacher professional development project, focused on improving rational number instruction, in pre-service…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Mathematics Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Faculty Development
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Ölmez, Ibrahim Burak; Cohen, Allan S. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate a new methodology for detection of differences in middle grades students' math anxiety. A mixture partial credit model analysis revealed two distinct latent classes based on homogeneities in response patterns within each latent class. Students in Class 1 had less anxiety about apprehension of math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, Middle School Students, Models
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Ramos Salazar, Leslie – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2018
Because business statistics students often experience a lack of statistical motivation, business educators need to understand the factors that influence students' motivation levels in undergraduate-level business statistics courses. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of math self-efficacy and self-compassion on students' motivation…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Self Efficacy, Statistics, Student Motivation
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Evans, Brian R. – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The purpose of this study was to understand the mathematical content knowledge new teachers have both before and after taking a mathematics methods course in the NYCTF program. Further, the purpose was to understand the attitudes toward mathematics and concepts of self-efficacy that Teaching Fellows had over the course of the semester. The sample…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Methods Courses, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy
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Bjerke, Annette Hessen; Eriksen, Elisabeta – Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
This article reports on the use of Rasch modelling to develop and validate an instrument measuring self-efficacy in tutoring children in primary mathematics (SETcPM). In response to the literature on teacher efficacy, the 20-item instrument aims to inform teacher educators, and is designed for novice pre-service teachers (nPSTs) preparing to teach…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Mathematics
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Sarac, Ayse; Aslan-Tutak, Fatma – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the relationship between teacher efficacy to student trigonometry self-efficacy and student trigonometry achievement. The study included 16 high school teachers and their tenth grade students (n = 571). Teacher efficacy was studied in terms of general teaching efficacy, mathematics teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Skills
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Moody, Vivian R.; DuCloux, Kanita K. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study examined the mathematics teaching efficacy of traditional and non-traditional elementary pre-service teachers enrolled in a three-course, three-semester mathematics sequence. Self-efficacy scales were administered at the beginning of the three-course sequence and at the end. The three-course mathematics sequence was taught from a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Nontraditional Students
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Carney, Michele B.; Brendefur, Jonathan L.; Thiede, Keith; Hughes, Gwyneth; Sutton, John – Educational Policy, 2016
We examined the impact of a state-mandated K-12 mathematics professional development course on knowledge, self-efficacy, and beliefs of nearly 4,000 teachers and administrators. Participants completed the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction course, emphasizing student thinking, problem-solving, and content knowledge specific to mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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
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Hammack, Rebekah; Ivey, Toni – School Science and Mathematics, 2017
Research indicates that teacher efficacy influences student achievement and is situation specific. With the Next Generation Science Standards calling for the incorporation of engineering practices into K-12 classrooms, it is important to identify teachers' engineering teaching efficacy. A study of K-5 teachers' engineering self-efficacy and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Engineering Education, Self Efficacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Meissel, Kane; Rubie-Davies, Christine M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: There is substantial evidence indicating that various psychological processes are affected by cultural context, but such research is comparatively nascent within New Zealand. As there are four large cultural groups in New Zealand, representing an intersection of individualist, collectivist, indigenous, colonial, and immigrant cultures,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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