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Moseley, Christine; Taylor, Bryan – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The context and nature of teacher efficacy beliefs provide a method upon which to explore science teachers' perceptions of their teaching effectiveness and student achievement as a function of ethnicity. Promotion of a more in-depth knowledge of science teaching efficacy requires cross-sectional and longitudinal investigations. In this study, a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, Ethnicity, Teacher Effectiveness
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Can, Bilge Taskin; Gunhan, Berna Canturk; Erdal, Sevinc Ongel – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2012
In this study, an instrument, Using Mathematics in Science Self-efficacy Scale (UMSSS), was developed in order to determine preservice science teachers' self-efficacy toward the use of mathematics in their lessons. Data gathered from 250 preservice science teachers were used for Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Self Efficacy, Science Teachers, Measurement
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McKinnon, Merryn; Lamberts, Rod – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2014
The science teaching self-efficacy beliefs of primary school teachers influence teaching practice. The purpose of this research was to determine if informal education institutions, such as science centres, could provide professional development that influences the science teaching self-efficacy beliefs of pre-service and in-service primary school…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Competencies
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Knaggs, Christine M.; Sondergeld, Toni A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2015
Academic science achievement of U.S. students has raised concerns regarding our ability as a nation to compete in a global economy. Additionally, research has shown that many elementary teachers have weak science content backgrounds and had poor/negative experiences as students of science, resulting in a lack of confidence regarding teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Self Efficacy
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Thomas, Julie A.; Strunk, Kamden K. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
This longitudinal study explored the ways parents' and teachers' expectancy for success influences 3rd-5th children's expectancy for success and achievement in science. Guided by an open-systems perspective and functional (Ballantine & Roberts, 2007) and expectancy-value (Eccles, 2005, 2007) theories, we focused on school related socialization…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Expectation
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Hushman, Carolyn J.; Marley, Scott C. – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The authors investigated whether the amount of instructional guidance affects science learning and self-efficacy. Sixty 9- and 10-year-old children were randomly assigned to one of the following three instructional conditions: (a) guided instruction consisting of examples and student-generated explanations, (b) direct instruction consisting of a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Dede, Hulya; Yilmaz, Zeynel Abidin; Ilhan, Nail – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
One of the factors influencing teachers' and pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs is the use of innovations and research in education (scientific articles, thesis, and new teaching materials). This study aims to examine to what extent pre-service science teachers follow the innovations in the field of education and use these innovations in…
Descriptors: Investigations, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Camelo-Lavadores, Ana Karen; Sánchez-Escobedo, Pedro; Pinto-Sosa, Jesus – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore for differences in the academic self-efficacy of Mexican high school students. A gird questionnaire was administered to 1,460 students form private and public schools. As expected, high achieving students showed significantly higher academic self-efficacy that their peers. However, interesting gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, High School Students, Questionnaires
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Patterson, Jill Voorhees; Johnson, Ane Turner – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
Sustainability issues have led to increased demands for a STEM-literate society and workforce. Potential contributors need to be competent, have an understanding of earth and physical sciences, and be willing to pursue such fields. High school girls, however, remain underrepresented in physical science course enrollments (College Board, 2014).…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Sustainability, Science Instruction
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Cartwright, Tina J.; Atwood, Jon – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Response-shift bias occurs when participants' initial constructs, such as self-efficacy in teaching science, are incomplete because they do not fully conceptualize something they have yet to experience. This study examines whether elementary pre-service teachers can consistently evaluate constructs such as self-efficacy and attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Aydeniz, Mehmet; Ozdilek, Zehra – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of an intervention on pre-service science teachers' self-efficacy to teach science through argumentation and explore the challenges they experienced while implementing argumentation. Forty pre-service science teachers in their final semester of schooling participated in an intervention that…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy
Logerwell, Mollianne G. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a summer science camp teaching experience on preservice elementary teachers' science teaching efficacy, science content knowledge, and understanding of the nature of science. Master's degree students enrolled in the elementary Fairfax Partnership Schools (FPS, n = 21) cohort served as the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles, Methods Courses, Professional Development Schools
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Hodges, Charles B.; Gale, Jessica; Meng, Alicia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This study was conducted to investigate eighth-grade science teachers' self-efficacy during the implementation of a new, problem-based science curriculum. The curriculum included applications of LEGO® robotics, a new technology for these teachers. Teachers' responded to structured journaling activities designed to collect information about their…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Self Efficacy
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Chi, Shaohui; Liu, Xiufeng; Gardella, Joseph A. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Service learning typically involves university students in teaching and learning activities for middle and high school students, however, measurement of university students' self-efficacy in science communication is still lacking. In this study, an instrument to measure university students' perceived self-efficacy in communicating science to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Students, Self Efficacy, Middle School Students
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Bayraktar, Sule – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a primary teacher education program in improving science teaching efficacy beliefs (personal science teaching efficacy beliefs and outcome expectancy beliefs) of preservice primary school teachers. The study also investigated whether the program has an effect on student…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy
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