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Dellinger, Amy B.; Bobbett, Jacquline J.; Olivier, Dianne F.; Ellett, Chad D. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This paper distinguishes between teacher efficacy and teacher self-efficacy beliefs and describes a need for theory and research-based measures of teachers' self-efficacy beliefs that are grounded in the context of the classroom. To meet this need, a new measure of teacher self-efficacy beliefs, the Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs System-Self…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis, Beliefs
Tracz, Susan M.; Gibson, Sherri – 1986
Teacher efficacy is a critical variable in teacher and school effectiveness. The Teacher Efficacy Scale was used to assess teacher efficacy and investigate its relationship to teacher use of time, student time on task, and student achievement. Classroom observations were gathered from 14 teachers, grades 4-6, at two schools. Teacher allocation of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Elementary School Teachers, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
Brownell, Mary T.; Pajares, Frank M. – Research Bulletin, 1996
This study examined factors that predict a general education teacher's efficacy beliefs for instructing students with learning and behavior problems and whether a teacher's perceived efficacy has a stronger direct effect on reported success than other variables. One hundred twenty-eight second grade teachers completed a survey instrument designed…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Beliefs, Collegiality
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
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Sheridan, Susan M.; Eagle, John W.; Doll, Beth – School Psychology Quarterly, 2006
This study explored the efficacy of conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC) by assessing objective outcomes and social validity with a sample of students with and without diversity. Diversity characteristics that were investigated included ethnicity, socioeconomic status, family composition, maternal education level, and language spoken in the…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Effect Size, Cocounseling, Student Diversity
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
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Metheny, Jennifer; McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; O'Neil, Maya Elin – Journal of Career Assessment, 2008
This article examines available measures of perceived teacher support and presents findings from two studies exploring the psychometric properties of the Teacher Support Scale (TSS). In Study 1, an exploratory factor analysis suggested a hierarchical structure with four first-order factors (Invested, Positive Regard, Expectations, and Accessible…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Validity, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis
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
Hillman, Susan J. – 1986
This paper reports on the development of three self-efficacy questionnaires for use in studying the interaction effect among students, teachers, and principals within an educational situation. The Student Self-Efficacy Instrument was designed from a widely used questionnaire administered to children, the Intellectual Achievement Responsibility…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Patterns, Elementary Education, Forced Choice Technique
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Newmann, Fred M.; And Others – Sociology of Education, 1989
Using the High School and Beyond Survey, explores the impact that 10 organizational features have on teachers' sense of efficacy, sense of community, and expectations of student performance in 353 public high schools. Finds that when background variables are controlled, school organizational features had a major influence on all three…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Research, Group Dynamics, Institutional Characteristics
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Hastings, Richard P.; Symes, Matthew D. – Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2002
Eighty-five British mothers of children with autism who were acting as therapists for their child's program completed a questionnaire. Results indicated that, although program variables were unrelated to maternal therapeutic self-efficacy, support received from the program, the severity of the child's autism, and maternal stress were significant…
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Modification, Foreign Countries, Mothers
Enochs, Larry G.; Riggs, Iris M. – 1990
If elementary science education is to be improved, elementary teachers must be willing to devote more time and energy to the curriculum. Increased self-efficacy and outcome expectancy beliefs were predicted antecedents to the behavior change. This study was designed to provide a valid and reliable measure of the teacher self-efficacy of preservice…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Smith, Sara Dawn – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 1987
Reports results of two studies that examined teachers' and students' efficacy and sex-typing attitudes toward computers in schools from contrasting settings. Questionnaires were used in elementary and secondary schools in a district that had an educational computing curriculum in place and in schools that were just beginning computer…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Attitude Measures, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development
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Kendall, Philip C.; Hudson, Jennifer L.; Gosch, Elizabeth; Flannery-Schroeder, Ellen; Suveg, Cynthia – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
This randomized clinical trial compared the relative efficacy of individual (child) cognitive-behavioral therapy (ICBT), family cognitive-behavioral therapy (FCBT), and a family-based education/support/attention (FESA) active control for treating anxiety disordered youth ages 7-14 years (M = 10.27). Youth (N = 161; 44% female; 85% Caucasian, 9%…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Children, Therapy
Hillman, Susan J. – 1984
Two variables, expectations and self-efficacy, were investigated to illuminate their relationship with achievement. The school was the unit of analysis chosen, and three levels of subjects were evaluated--students, teachers, and principals. Students, teachers, and principals within high achieving schools were hypothesized to evidence significantly…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Education, Expectation
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