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Chaaban, Youmen; Ellili-Cherif, Maha – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of teachers' individual characteristics and perceptions of environmental factors on the extent of technology integration into EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classrooms. To this end, a national survey examining EFL teachers' perceptions was conducted at Qatari Independent Schools. A total of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Chia-Ju; Jack, Brady Michael; Chiu, Houn-Lin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
This paper presents the results of a case study involving 282 Taiwanese elementary science teachers at the elementary level. These teachers provided responses to the science efficacy instrument (STEBI-A) and also provided personal data regarding how their years of general (YTE) and science (YTS) teaching experience may have influenced student…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Multivariate Analysis
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McCormick, John; Ayres, Paul L.; Beechey, Bernice – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The main research aim was to investigate relationships among teachers' occupational stress, coping, teacher self-efficacy and relevant teachers' perceptions of curriculum changes in a major educational reform. Design/methodology/approach: A theoretical framework that included the attribution of responsibility for stress model, aspects of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Self Efficacy, Coping
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Bradley-Levine, Jill – Journal of School Public Relations, 2008
This article considers how the private finance initiative, a contract for infrastructure, affected teachers' perceptions of efficacy, job satisfaction, and morale at an urban secondary school in the United Kingdom. Qualitative data collection techniques, including unstructured observation and semistructured personal interviews, were utilized to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Job Satisfaction
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Garvis, Susanne; Pendergast, Donna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2010
This paper examines and reports on beginning generalist teacher self-efficacy, which Bandura (1997) suggests plays an important part in student outcomes. In 2008, 201 beginning generalist teachers throughout the state of Queensland, Australia, participated in a study that aimed to provide a snapshot of current perceptions towards support in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Art Education
Wiener, Ross; Jacobs, Ariel – Aspen Institute, 2011
As new performance-management-related policies go from idea to implementation, policy makers and education leaders will be called upon to flesh-out what are still broad principles in many areas. This represents a significant inflection point for the teaching profession and the management of public school systems. Early decisions will determine…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Job Performance, Teacher Evaluation, School Administration
Cofield, Candace – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation addresses the dynamic interaction between policies aimed at urban education reform and teachers' role in advancing policy objectives. It examines teacher agency in the context of proposed community and school change by focusing on teacher involvement with policy implementation. It investigates teacher views of their individual…
Descriptors: Urban Renewal, Teacher Empowerment, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2015
Education estimates 430,000 new teachers will be needed by 2020. It administers three programs that may help attract and retain qualified teachers by helping them finance their education. However, little is known about the efficacy of these programs. GAO was asked to examine the TEACH Grant and two loan forgiveness programs. This report examines…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Loan Programs, Grants, Loan Default
Albert Shanker Institute, 2009
This report examines the importance and efficacy of oral language, literacy, mathematics, and science preschool curricula and how these curricula can be improved through alignment with research on early childhood development and learning. Detailed, research-driven recommendations are presented for what preschool-aged children should be learning in…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Oral Language, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction
Stokes, Laura; Helms, Jenifer – Inverness Research, 2009
Inverness Research is an independent national educational research group based in California. Its mission is to help projects assess the quality and efficacy of their efforts, and to help funders better understand the design of their initiatives and the value of their investments. Inverness Research has served by contract with CSTP (Center for…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Surveys, Program Effectiveness
Sagor, Richard – 2000
Action research, explored in this book, is a seven-step process for improving teaching and learning in classrooms at all levels. Through practical examples, research tools, and easy-to-follow implementation strategies, this book guides readers through the action research process. The chapters are: (1) "What Is Action Research?"; (2) "How Is Action…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology
Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2005
This document summarizes the findings of a report by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) designed to help policymakers gain a better understanding of both the nature of the teacher workforce and of promising recruitment and retention strategies. ECS reviewed 91 studies on teacher recruitment and retention in search of answers to eight…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Employment
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2012
California is on the precipice of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which were developed through an initiative of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reflect the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers. In California, one of 45 adopting states, the standards…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Academic Standards, Alignment (Education)
Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational History, Educational Research, Research Design
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Jensen, Robert J. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1990
Discussed is the efficacy of the spiral mathematics curriculum. Many feel that mathematics curricula in their current forms are hurting efforts to improve mathematics education. Reform guidelines are suggested. (KR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Problems, Educational Improvement
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