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Gencer, Ayse Savran; Cakiroglu, Jale – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
The purpose of this study was to explore Turkish preservice science teachers' science teaching efficacy and classroom management beliefs. Data in this study were collected from a total number of 584 preservice science teachers utilizing the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument and the attitudes and beliefs on classroom control (ABCC)…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Science Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Self Efficacy
Cakiroglu, Jale; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Boone, William J. – Science Educator, 2005
The issue of teachers' efficacy is of importance as teacher preparation programs throughout the world attempt to address shortages of qualified, competent teachers. In the field of science education, monitoring and reacting to the issue of efficacy seems to be one way in which teacher preparation programs are evaluating the structure of programs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Tekkaya, Ceren; Cakiroglu, Jale; Ozkan, Ozlem – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2004
This study examines Turkish pre-service science teachers' understanding of science concepts and their confidence in its teaching. A total of 299 senior science education major students participated in the study. Data collection instruments included the Science Concepts Test, and the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument. Although findings of…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Education Majors, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Cakiroglu, Jale; Boone, William J. – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2002
Examines preservice elementary teachers' understanding of the concepts of photosynthesis and inheritance, explores their self-efficacy beliefs in the teaching of science, and investigates the relationship between the two. Shows that participants held alternative conceptions regarding photosynthesis and inheritance and have generally positive…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Photosynthesis, Preservice Teachers, Science Education
Cakiroglu, Jale; Boone, William J. – 2001
The purpose of this study was to examine pre-service elementary teachers' understanding of the concept of photosynthesis and inheritance, to explore their self-efficacy beliefs in teaching science, and to investigate the relationship between these two issues. Data were gathered through the use of misconception and science teaching efficacy beliefs…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Misconceptions