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Swackhamer, Lyn Ely; Koellner, Karen; Basile, Carole; Kimbrough, Doris – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2009
A teacher's sense of self-efficacy has been consistently recognized as an important attribute of effective teaching and has been positively correlated to teacher and student outcomes. A number of studies show the impact of teachers with high levels of efficacy. Students of these teachers have outperformed students who had teachers with lower…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Program Effectiveness
Kawasha, Fridah Singongi Silishebo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this case study was to (a) examine the main and interaction effects of gender, race and class-type on mathematics achievement, mathematics attitudes and sources of mathematics self-efficacy, (b) investigate teacher-student interactions in the single-sex mathematics classes and (c) investigate perspectives about single-sex…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Interaction, Statistical Analysis
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Reeves, Christopher Gonwa; Fostvedt, Luke; Laugerman, Marcia; Baenziger, Joan; Shelley, Mack; Hand, Brian; Therrien, William – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
A key element in science education is establishing and maintaining linkages between teachers and researchers that can eventuate in enhanced student outcomes. Determining when and where a new educational program or intervention results in an enhanced outcome can be sensitive to many different forces that the researcher must carefully manage. The…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Inquiry, Science Education, Student Evaluation
Creasy, Kim – Online Submission, 2005
Professional Development Schools are innovations in which universities are joined with schools. Commonly teacher candidates are immersed in one setting. Early PDS research tended to focus on one aspect of a program. Those aspects of PDS studies were typically student achievement, the professional development of faculty, or teacher candidate…
Descriptors: School Activities, Professional Development, Professional Development Schools, Academic Achievement
McCoach, D. Betsy; Gubbins, E. Jean; Foreman, Jennifer; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Despite the potential of differentiated curricula to enhance learning, limited research exists that documents their impact on Grade 3 students of all ability levels. To determine if there was a difference in achievement between students involved in 16 weeks of predifferentiated, enriched mathematics curricula and students using their district's…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers