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Uzuntiryaki, Esen; Aydin, Yesim Capa – Research in Science Education, 2009
This study described the process of developing and validating the College Chemistry Self-Efficacy Scale (CCSS) that can be used to assess college students' beliefs in their ability to perform essential tasks in chemistry. In the first phase, data collected from 363 college students provided evidence for the validity and reliability of the new…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Chemistry, Measures (Individuals)
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Enochs, Larry G.; Riggs, Iris M. – School Science and Mathematics, 1990
Described is a measure of the self-efficacy of preservice elementary science teachers. Field experiences, peer teaching, and the self-evaluation of microteaching are introduced as ways to enhance science teaching self-efficacy. Validity and reliability data are presented. (KR)
Descriptors: College Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Higher Education
Enochs, Larry G.; Riggs, Iris M. – 1990
If elementary science education is to be improved, elementary teachers must be willing to devote more time and energy to the curriculum. Increased self-efficacy and outcome expectancy beliefs were predicted antecedents to the behavior change. This study was designed to provide a valid and reliable measure of the teacher self-efficacy of preservice…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Lent, Robert W.; Lopez, Antonio M., Jr.; Lopez, Frederick G.; Sheu, Hung-Bin – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2008
We tested the fit of the social cognitive choice model [Lent, R.W., Brown, S.D., & Hackett, G. (1994). "Toward a unifying social cognitive theory of career and academic interest, choice, and performance [Monograph]." "Journal of Vocational Behavior," 45, 79-122] to the data across gender, educational level, and type of university among students in…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Self Efficacy, Computers, Epistemology
Watters, James J.; Ginns, Ian S. – 1995
This paper reports on a part of a study of factors that contribute to science anxiety and science teaching self-efficacy among preservice primary and early childhood teachers. The experience and beliefs of primary and early childhood preservice teachers at an Australian University were explored in an ethnographic research tradition. In all, 366…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
Riggs, Iris M.; Enochs, Larry G. – 1989
Data indicate that although science is required of all students in elementary school, elementary teachers do not usually teach science as a high priority or in a way that enhances student achievement. A myriad of possible causes for existing voids in this teaching process have been suggested by researchers. Teacher belief systems have been…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed. – 1990
This document contains the abstracts of most of the papers, symposia, and poster sessions presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Subject areas addressed include teacher preparation; informal settings; cognitive models; classroom practices; teaching methods; student learning;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Processes
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David-Ferdon, Corinne; Kaslow, Nadine J. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2008
The evidence-base of psychosocial treatment outcome studies for depressed youth conducted since 1998 is examined. All studies for depressed children meet Nathan and Gorman's (2002) criteria for Type 2 studies whereas the adolescent protocols meet criteria for both Type 1 and Type 2 studies. Based on the Task Force on the Promotion and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Depression (Psychology), Behavioral Science Research, Child Health
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2007
This study evaluated the efficacy of a preschool mathematics program based on a comprehensive model of developing research-based software and print curricula. Building Blocks, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a curriculum development project focused on creating research-based, technology-enhanced mathematics materials for pre-K…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Experimental Groups, Curriculum Development, Achievement Gains
Ng, Eugenia M. W., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. This book offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Action Research, Distance Education
Scruggs, Thomas E., Ed.; Mastropieri, Margo A., Ed. – JAI Press, 2004
Secondary education of students with learning and behavioral disabilities is an issue of great importance. Unlike elementary schools, secondary schools require substantially more independent functioning, assume the effective use of student planning and study skills, and often lack the classes in basic skills needed by some learners. Further, new…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders
Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational History, Educational Research, Research Design
Hodapp, Robert M.; Dykens, Elisabeth M. – American Journal on Mental Retardation, 2001
This article examines the status of behavioral research on genetic mental retardation syndromes and finds that the field continues to struggle with three methodological issues: (1) how to think about control or contrast groups, (2) the interplay of behavioral phenotypes with development and other within-group variations, and (3) the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, Children
Miura, Irene T. – 1986
The purpose of this study was to investgate the role of self-efficacy expectations in understanding gender differences in the election of college computer science courses. Participants were 368 undergraduate students (males=104, females=264) enrolled in a course fulfilling a general education requirement at a large urban university. A two-page…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, College Students, Computer Literacy, Computer Science
Gayle, Barbara Mae, Ed.; Preiss, Raymond W., Ed.; Burrell, Nancy, Ed.; Allen, Mike, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
This volume offers a systematic review of the literature on communication education and instruction. Making meta-analysis findings accessible and relevant, the editors of this volume approach the topic from the perspective that meta-analysis serves as a useful tool for summarizing experiments and for determining how and why specific teaching and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Classroom Communication, Teacher Effectiveness
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