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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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McDaniel, Elizabeth A.; McCarthy, Holly DiBella – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1989
A special education teacher's sense of teaching efficacy and personal teaching efficacy influences teacher motivation and effort, teacher-student interactions, and student achievement. Methods for enhancing teachers' sense of efficacy are suggested. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Special Education Teachers
Miller, Regina; McDaniel, Elizabeth A. – Academic Therapy, 1989
The collection of student data, both academic and behavioral, can enhance self-assessment and self-efficacy of special education teachers. The theory of self-efficacy is explained and techniques for collecting student performance data are suggested. (DB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Disabilities, Recordkeeping, Self Efficacy
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
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Margolis, Howard; McCabe, Patrick P. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article explains how teachers can strengthen the self-efficacy of students who are struggling academically and increase their motivation for schoolwork. Instructional principles include linking new work to recent successes, teaching needed learning strategies, reinforcing effort and persistence, stressing peer modeling, and helping students…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Goal Orientation, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Lee, Valerie E.; And Others – Sociology of Education, 1991
Finds that teachers' professional efficacy is related to the environment in which they practice. Explains higher levels of efficacy in Catholic schools by organizational differences. Cites principal leadership and communal organization as essential to teacher satisfaction. Suggests fostering cooperative environments and reasonable teacher autonomy…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Professional Autonomy, School Organization, Secondary Education
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Gao, Zan; Newton, Maria; Carson, Russell L. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2008
This study examines the predictive utility of students' motivation (self-efficacy and task values) to their physical activity levels and health-related physical fitness (cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength/endurance) in middle school fitness activity classes. Participants (N = 305) responded to questionnaires assessing their self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Muscular Strength, Physical Activities, Self Efficacy
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DiBella-McCarthy, Holly; And Others – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1995
A self-efficacy quiz for teachers is provided, and guidelines are offered for using the quiz to increase an individual teacher's sense of teaching efficacy. Suggestions are offered for positively altering current beliefs about teaching and students and for addressing a sense of low personal teaching efficacy. (DB)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Rating Scales
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Urban, Michael J., Ed.; Falvo, David A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
The application of technology in classroom settings has equipped educators with innovative tools and techniques for effective teaching practice. Integrating digital technologies at the elementary and secondary levels helps to enrich the students' learning experience and maximize competency in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, STEM Education, Outcomes of Education, Technology Integration
Irvine, Jacqueline Jordan, Ed. – 2002
This collection of essays is a theoretical and practice-oriented treatment of how culture and race influence African American teachers. After an introduction, "The Common Experience" (Jacqueline Jordan Irvine), there are eight chapters in two parts. Part 1, "The Salience of Race and Culture on Teachers and Teaching: Research and Theory," includes…
Descriptors: Black Students, Black Teachers, Cultural Differences, Culturally Relevant Education
Baker, Susan; Auld, Garry; MacKinnon, Chloe; Ammerman, Alice; Hanula, Gail; Lohse, Barbara; Scott, Marci; Serrano, Elena; Tucker, Easter; Wardlaw, Mary Kay – National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2014
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) identified a need for a comprehensive set of best practices in nutrition education for low-income audiences for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) educational projects, including SNAP-Ed. A comprehensive list of best practices would promote consistency and efficacy in program planning,…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Best Practices, Low Income Groups, Program Design
Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Unlu, Fatih; Layzer, Carolyn – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
The authors' goal is twofold. First, they wished to produce a theoretically-based approach to this synthesis. Child-centered programs have a long history. However, concerns about children's achievement, and the pressure of content-specific standards, have set up a perceived conflict, in which educators believe they are being asked to abandon…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Portfolio Assessment
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
Christenson, Sandra L., Ed.; Reschly, Amy L., Ed.; Wylie, Cathy, Ed. – Springer, 2012
For more than two decades, the concept of student engagement has grown from simple attention in class to a construct comprised of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components that embody and further develop motivation for learning. Similarly, the goals of student engagement have evolved from dropout prevention to improved outcomes for lifelong…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Research, Learning Motivation, Educational Indicators
Moore, Joi L., Ed.; Benson, Angela D., Ed. – InTech, 2012
This book, written by authors representing 12 countries and five continents, is a collection of international perspectives on distance learning and distance learning implementations in higher education. The perspectives are presented in the form of practical case studies of distance learning implementations, research studies on teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology
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