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Ware, Herbert W.; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Journal of Educational Research, 2011
The authors focused on public schools expected to meet performance goals before the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (2002) using data from the responses of 26,257 teachers and 6,711 principals to public school questionnaires from the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey. They examined relationships among measures of teacher commitment and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Federal Legislation, Principals
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Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
The subject of special education teachers' intentions to leave has been a longstanding concern of researchers and practitioners. This paper reports on a study that examined the workplace predictors of teachers' intentions to leave for a nationally representative USA sample of 2,060 secondary school special education teachers (with students aged…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Intention, Teacher Persistence, Predictor Variables
Eckert, Sarah Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study investigated how novice teachers in urban schools manage the transition from preparation to practice. Through the lens of teacher efficacy, the research presented herein was built around two groups of guiding questions: (1) Do novice teachers in at-risk urban schools feel adequately prepared to effectively perform the task of teaching?…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness
Moon, Gail S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative study used the Schools and Staffing Survey of 2007-2008, a school-based stratified probability-proportionate-to-size sample of all American schools, to explore the relationships of professional development to teachers' self- and collective efficacy by school accountability status as measured by adequate yearly progress (AYP). In…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Educational Policy, Leadership Training
Olmos, Frank – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Out-of-field teaching is a national occurrence that has not had extensive examination in relation to teacher retention and attrition. Using a nationally representative sample of secondary public school teachers, (N =770) taken from the 2003-2004 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the 2004-2005 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) datasets, the…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Persistence, Intellectual Disciplines, Teacher Qualifications
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Maloney, Patricia; McKenzie-Thompson, Kenann – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2013
The number of teachers entering the profession through alternative certification and the number of charter schools in the United States have increased over the past twenty years. While there is a great deal of research on the efficacy of different paths to certification on teachers in public schools, there is little research exploring the needs of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public School Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes
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Hancock, Carl B.; Scherff, Lisa – Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
Although there are considerable large-scale data on teacher attrition, few researchers have culled information specifically related to English teachers' risk for attrition. This study examines the effects of teacher characteristics, teaching conditions, student variables, self-efficacy, external support, and salary on secondary English language…
Descriptors: Risk, Teacher Characteristics, Self Efficacy, Teacher Persistence
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Kee, Ayana N. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
In the United States, about one third of new teachers being hired are drawn from alternative certification programs. One way to address controversy about the differences among the training experiences of teachers in traditional certification programs, fast-track alternative programs, and residency alternative programs is to examine teacher reports…
Descriptors: Certification, Alternative Teacher Certification, Readiness, Self Efficacy
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Khamis, Vivian – Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 2005
Objectives: This study was designed to assess the prevalence of PTSD among Palestinian school-age children. Variables that distinguish PTSD and non-PTSD children were examined, including child characteristics, socioeconomic status, family environment, and parental style of influence. Method: Participants were 1,000 children aged 12 to 16 years.…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries