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Akbari, Ramin; Tavassoli, Kobra – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Teacher efficacy is a topic of significance in mainstream education and various instruments have been developed to measure this construct. The available instruments however, are general both in terms of their subject matter and context. To compensate for this generality, the present study aims to develop a new teacher efficacy instrument whose…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Klassen, Robert M.; Tze, Virginia M. C.; Betts, Shea M.; Gordon, Kelly A. – Educational Psychology Review, 2011
This review investigates the state of teacher self- and collective efficacy research conducted from 1998 to 2009. Two hundred and eighteen empirical articles published in 1998-2009 were examined for key characteristics and compared to research published in the previous 12 years (i.e., 1986-1997). Results from the review show increases in overall…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Educational Practices, Teacher Characteristics
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Killi, Carita; Kauppinen, Merja; Coiro, Julie; Utriainen, Jukka – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
This paper reports on two studies designed to examine pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. Study I investigated the measurement properties of a self-efficacy beliefs questionnaire comprising scales for computer self-efficacy, teacher self-efficacy, and self-efficacy towards technology integration. In Study I, 200 pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Adult Education, Intervention
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Nunn, Gerald D.; Jantz, Paul B. – Education, 2009
This study examined the impact of Response to Intervention-Involvement (RtI-INV) and Response to Intervention-Implementation (RtI-IMP) variables associated with teacher efficacy beliefs by 429, K-12 teachers and support professionals trained to implement Response to Intervention (RtI) methodologies. The Teacher Efficacy Belief and Behavior…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy
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Lee, Bridget; Cawthon, Stephanie; Dawson, Kathryn – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2013
This mixed-methods research study explores the potential relationship between the teacher self-efficacy and pedagogical conceptual change. The study context was a drama-based instruction professional development model that specifically sought to facilitate pedagogical conceptual change. Significant differences were present between elementary and…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Comparative Analysis
Gammill, Deidra MacLellan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This two-phase sequential mixed methods study examined the relationship between professional development, whether in the form of traditional professional development, a professional learning community and/or lesson study, and teacher self-efficacy and self-directed learning in order to gain a greater understanding of the role professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Self Concept, Mixed Methods Research
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Chong, Wan Har; Klassen, Robert M.; Huan, Vivien S.; Wong, Isabella; Kates, Allison Diane – Journal of Educational Research, 2010
The authors explored how prior student achievement, through school types, predicted teacher self- and collective efficacy and perceived academic climate of 222 middle school teachers in Singapore. Teachers assigned to high-track and regular middle schools differed in their perception of self- and collective efficacy to promote organizational…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Bruce, Catherine D.; Esmonde, Indigo; Ross, John; Dookie, Lesley; Beatty, Ruth – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
This paper reports on the impact of a classroom-embedded professional learning (PL) program for mathematics teaching in two contrasting districts in Canada, and investigates the relationship between teacher efficacy and student achievement. Before the PL, District A had lower teacher efficacy and student achievement than District B, but after the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Prior Learning
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Annetta, Leonard A.; Frazier, Wendy M.; Folta, Elizabeth; Holmes, Shawn; Lamb, Richard; Cheng, Meng-Tzu – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Designed-based research principles guided the study of 51 secondary-science teachers in the second year of a 3-year professional development project. The project entailed the creation of student-centered, inquiry-based, science, video games. A professional development model appropriate for infusing innovative technologies into standards-based…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Games, Computer Uses in Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Ross, Karen E. L. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
This article examines the effects of changing teacher self-efficacy on student achievement. Results from a quantitative study of mathematics teachers in a USA mid-Atlantic state showed that teachers experienced reduced self-efficacy when working with English language learner students (ELLs) relative to non-ELLs. Further, the article explores…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Self Efficacy
Althauser, Krista Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the impact of a district-wide mathematics professional development program on elementary teachers' general and personal efficacy. It also explored connections among teacher efficacy and socioeconomic status with student achievement. Using a quantitative approach, a job-embedded professional development initiative…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement
Jamil, Faiza M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
MyTeachingPartner (MTP) is an interactive, web-based professional development format created at the Center for Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia (Hadden & Pianta, 2006). The MTP model is based on the understanding that effective teacher professional development requires opportunities for teachers…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Preschool Teachers
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Wyatt, Mark; Dikilitas, Kenan – Educational Action Research, 2016
While it is generally recognized that teacher research can be a very beneficial form of continuing professional development (CPD), there is still relatively limited research available on the impact this activity has on teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, which are of interest to educational psychologists because, while being open to constant change,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), College Faculty
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Haigh, Mavis A.; Anthony, Glenda J. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
This paper reports on 20 newly qualified secondary science teachers (NQSSTs) participating in a New Zealand study on teachers' early professional learning. The focus of our study is how these new teachers were nurtured to become competent science teachers, confident of their ability to positively influence student learning. Based on responses to a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
Skoretz, Yvonne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a school-based, job-embedded professional development program on elementary and middle school teacher efficacy for technology integration. Teacher efficacy has been identified as a strong predictor of whether the content of professional development will transfer to classroom practice…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Teacher Effectiveness, Technology Integration, Program Effectiveness
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