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Hammack, Rebekah; Ivey, Toni – School Science and Mathematics, 2017
Research indicates that teacher efficacy influences student achievement and is situation specific. With the Next Generation Science Standards calling for the incorporation of engineering practices into K-12 classrooms, it is important to identify teachers' engineering teaching efficacy. A study of K-5 teachers' engineering self-efficacy and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Engineering Education, Self Efficacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Bebas, Christina – School-University Partnerships, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the elements of the professional development schools (PDS) model used at ABC University to consider its effect on beginning teacher persistence/ retention. A mixed methods design was utilized to explore the perceptions of graduates of the program who have remained in the teaching profession and…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Self Efficacy, Beginning Teachers
Curry, Tiffany D. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
For decades, researchers have studied teacher efficacy. In the past decade or so, however, collective teacher efficacy has been at the forefront of educational research as an extension of teacher self-efficacy. Educational researchers have been studying this construct to determine its impact on student achievement, teacher quality, and school…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Prelli, Gail E. – English Language Teaching, 2016
Leaders search for effective leadership practices to ensure success. A quantitative study was conducted to determine what behaviors a leader could use to improve collective teacher efficacy at the level of the entire faculty and at the level of grade level teams. This article focuses on using the inverse relationship between transformational…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Administrator Behavior
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Christophersen, Knut A.; Elstad, Eyvind; Turmo, Are; Solhaug, Trond – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study focuses on how different educational programmes contribute to student teachers efficacy for classroom management and their abilities to provide learning opportunities and good classroom outcomes. Data were gathered from 491 student teachers attending different teacher education programmes in Norway and analysed via structural equation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Student Teachers
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Hoi, Cathy Ka Weng; Zhou, Mingming; Teo, Timothy; Nie, Youyan – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The aim of the current study is to develop and validate an instrument to measure the four sources of teacher efficacy among Chinese primary school teachers. A 26-item Sources of Teacher Efficacy Questionnaire (STEQ) was proposed with four subscales: mastery experience, vicarious experience, social persuasion, and physiological arousal. The results…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Thomas, Kendra E.; Mucherah, Winnie M. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study's purpose was to examine the self-efficacy of preservice teachers throughout an immersive learning semester and compare it with a control group. The study suggests that a community-based immersive program supports preservice teacher efficacy development within the dynamic cultural context of families and schools. The immersive learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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Liaw, En-Chong – Teacher Development, 2017
To investigate the context-related teacher efficacy (TE) of experienced teachers in Taiwan, this study examined elementary English teachers more than a decade after a major educational reform to determine whether their TE levels were affected by school location (e.g. urban vs. suburban). The 438 responses to the adapted Teacher Efficacy Scale…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Language Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Kilinç, Ali Çagatay; Kosar, Serkan; Er, Emre; Ögdem, Zeki – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between bureaucratic school structures and teachers' self-efficacy. Participants included 252 teachers from 15 primary schools in Ankara, Turkey. Mean, standard deviation, correlation, and regression analyses were conducted. Results indicated that bureaucratic school structures and teacher…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Administrative Organization, Elementary School Teachers, Correlation
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Gregus, Samantha J.; Hernandez Rodriguez, Juventino; Pastrana, Freddie A.; Craig, James T.; McQuillin, Samuel D.; Cavell, Timothy A. – School Psychology Review, 2017
Teachers are key players in efforts to address school bullying and peer victimization. Recent studies found that teachers' responses to peer victimization can vary based on their beliefs and attitudes. We examined relations among teacher self-efficacy, teachers' intentions to use recommended antibullying practices, and peer victimization as rated…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Bullying, Intervention, Teacher Attitudes
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Althauser, Krista – Teacher Development, 2015
A quantitative approach was used to investigate the impact of a district-wide, job-embedded mathematics professional development program on elementary teachers' general and personal efficacy. This investigation was based on the principles of mathematics professional development, efficacy theory, and student achievement. It was designed to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Mathematics Instruction
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Dixon, Felicia A.; Yssel, Nina; McConnell, John M.; Hardin, Travis – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
Teachers often struggle to provide all students access to specific learning activities that work best for them--and what works best for some students will not work for others. Differentiating instruction makes sense because it offers different paths to understanding content, process, and products, considering what is appropriate given a child's…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Heterogeneous Grouping
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Katz, Sara; Stupel, Moshe – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Individuals and societies that can use mathematics effectively in this period of rapid changes will have a voice on increasing the opportunities and potentials which can shape their future. This has brought affective characteristics, such as self-efficacy, that affect mathematics achievement into focus of the research. Teacher efficacy refers to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Epstein, Ann; Willhite, Gary L. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
Teacher efficacy is the belief teachers have in their ability to impact student learning. Efficacy includes teacher confidence in instructional, management and collaboration skills. The following study addresses teacher efficacy in an Early Childhood Professional Development School (PDS). The PDS experience provides an opportunity for mentor…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Teaching Skills
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Pierce, Stephanie – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Education research has established a significant relationship between collective teacher efficacy and student achievement. This study considered the relationship between emotional intelligence of elementary school principals and collective teacher efficacy as perceived by teachers' and principals' self-report. Study findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Effectiveness
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