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Thompson, Benika J. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
A teacher's sense of self-efficacy may have significant influence on the pedagogical decisions in the classroom. An elementary school teacher's sense of self-efficacy in teaching science may negatively influence student achievement in science. Negative beliefs concerning science or the ability to teach and promote student learning in science may…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Science Instruction
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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
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Kartal, Seval Kula; Kutlu, Ömer – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
In this study, the predictive roles of intrinsic and instrumental motivations, science self-efficacy on success in the lower and upper quartiles of score distribution are analyzed in scientific domain of PISA 2015 Turkey sample. Since their index values cannot be calculated due to missing values, some students are excluded from the sample and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Scientific Literacy, Low Achievement
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Zorlu, Yusuf – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This study aims to investigate the relationship between preservice science teachers' epistemological beliefs about the nature of science (NOS) and their science learning self-efficacy perceptions by adapting a science learning self-efficacy scale for use in Turkey. This study is model as "Relational Survey". A total of 125 preservice…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
To extend current understanding of school-based agriculture teacher development, this study explored the relationship between teacher development experiences and the self-efficacy of early career agriculture teachers. Three teacher development experiences were of interest: (a) preservice coursework, (b) student teaching, and (c) professional…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Faculty Development
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Hiller, Suzanne E. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Citizen science programs provide opportunities for students to help professional scientists while fostering science achievement and motivation. Instruments which measure the effects of this type of programs on student motivational beliefs are limited. The purpose of this study was to describe the process of examining the reliability and validity…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Scientific Literacy, Self Efficacy, Likert Scales
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Grabau, Larry J.; Ma, Xin – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Using data from the 2006 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), we explored nine aspects of science engagement (science self-efficacy, science self-concept, enjoyment of science, general interest in learning science, instrumental motivation for science, future-oriented science motivation, general value of science, personal value of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Learning Motivation, Learner Engagement, Science Achievement
Larry, Triaka A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The need for more diversity in STEM-related careers and college majors is urgent. Self-efficacy and student-teacher relationships are factors that have been linked to influencing students' pursuit of subject-specific careers and academic achievement. The impact of self-efficacy and student perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviors on student…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Ballen, Cissy J.; Wieman, Carl; Salehi, Shima; Searle, Jeremy B.; Zamudio, Kelly R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Efforts to retain underrepresented minority (URM) students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have shown only limited success in higher education, due in part to a persistent achievement gap between students from historically underrepresented and well-represented backgrounds. To test the hypothesis that active learning…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education
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Olmez, Cemil; Ozbas, Serap – Africa Education Review, 2017
This study examined the self-efficacy of Turkish Cypriot science teachers working at high schools in Northern Cyprus. The study sample was 200 science teachers who participated in the survey. The Teacher Self-Efficacy (TSE) Scale was used as a data source. It was observed that the science teachers' efficacy beliefs about student engagement in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
Wimsatt, Mary Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is currently commanding an ever-greater share of our national dialogue about education. Very few STEM initiatives focus on studies involving in-service teachers; most education research involves preservice teacher candidates. This researcher used a 54 question survey to examine in-service…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Bustos Flores, Belinda; Claeys, Lorena; Gist, Conra D.; Riojas Clark, Ellen; Villarreal, Abelardo – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2015
To address the challenge of ensuring the quality of preparation of secondary mathematics and science teachers, this article describes the efforts of the "Academy for Teacher Excellence" (ATE; Flores et al., 2007), which received Transition to Teaching grants to establish the Accelerated Teacher Education Program (ATEP). ATEP's purpose…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Education Programs, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Saka, Mehpare; Bayram, Hale; Kabapinar, Filiz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The concept of self-efficacy, which is an important variable in the teaching process, and how it reflects on teaching have recently been the focus of attention. Therefore, this study deals with the relationship between the science-teaching self-efficacy beliefs of prospective science teachers and their teaching practices. It was conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods
Wagstaff, Iris R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study was conducted in response to the growing concern about the lack of U.S. students majoring in STEM fields and pursuing STEM careers (NSF, 2013). In order for the U.S. to compete in a global economy that is increasingly technologically-based, a skilled STEM workforce is a necessity (National Academies, 2010). Understanding the factors…
Descriptors: Grade 9, STEM Education, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students
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Jaipal-Jamani, Kamini; Angeli, Charoula – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
The current impetus for increasing STEM in K-12 education calls for an examination of how preservice teachers are being prepared to teach STEM. This paper reports on a study that examined elementary preservice teachers' (n = 21) self-efficacy, understanding of science concepts, and computational thinking as they engaged with robotics in a science…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers
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