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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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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
Parker, Jack Lee, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purposes of this study were twofold: determine how teacher perceptions change over time in their ability to create a desired effect on student learning and examine the differences between principal and teacher perceptions of teacher efficacy. Principals and teachers at 150 public schools, broken down as 50 from elementary schools with a grade…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Principals, Middle School Teachers
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Shi, Qingmin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Teacher efficacy in a particular content area is seen as an important factor shaping teaching practice and student learning in the Western literature. However, inadequate efforts have been made to examine this assumption empirically. Drawing on the Trends of International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 mathematics teachers' data at the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Social Cognition
Willis, Mario – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the effects that high-stakes tests have on middle school teachers' morale and teachers' efficacy in the state of Mississippi. The participants in this study were teachers in the areas of language arts, mathematics, and science at the middle school level. The researcher used a correlational design,…
Descriptors: Teacher Morale, Statistical Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Self Efficacy
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Isiksal-Bostan, Mine – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine prospective teachers' mathematics teaching efficacy belief during their enrollment in teacher education program and at the end of their first year of teaching. In addition, the factors that enhance or inhibit participants' efficacy belief and how these factors affect their mathematics teaching…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Lotter, Christine; Smiley, Whitney; Thompson, Stephen; Dickenson, Tammiee – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study investigated a professional development model designed to improve teachers' inquiry teaching efficacy as well as the quality of their inquiry instruction through engaging teachers in practice-teaching and reflection sessions. The programme began with a two-week summer Institute focused on both inquiry pedagogy and science content and…
Descriptors: Models, Faculty Development, Training Methods, Middle School Teachers
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Hodges, Charles B.; Gale, Jessica; Meng, Alicia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This study was conducted to investigate eighth-grade science teachers' self-efficacy during the implementation of a new, problem-based science curriculum. The curriculum included applications of LEGO┬« robotics, a new technology for these teachers. Teachers' responded to structured journaling activities designed to collect information about their…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Self Efficacy
Tupou, Samuel F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examines teacher efficacy within the context of professional development to understand the relationship between teacher efficacy and teacher collaboration. Two theoretical frameworks framed this teacher efficacy study based on "locus of control" and "social cognitive theory." A 29-item questionnaire was e-mailed to…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Correlation, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
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Hernandez, David A.; Hueck, Susan; Charley, Carmen – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the difference in general education and special education teachers' attitudes towards inclusion of students with disabilities and to ascertain if levels of self-efficacy, teacher type, and education level were predictors of teachers' attitudes towards inclusion. Data were collected from 118 elementary and…
Descriptors: General Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Oakes, Wendy Peia; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Jenkins, Abbie; Booker, Belle B. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2013
Project Persevere examined teacher efficacy and burnout within Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-tiered (CI3T) models of prevention, as implemented in two middle schools in a southern state. Participating schools completed a year-long training series to design their CI3T plans and were in their first year of implementation as part of regular school…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Persistence
Fox, Antonia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore the relationship between teacher self-efficacy beliefs and the level of student achievement their students obtain as evidenced by the Algebra I Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessment. This study also explored teachers' mathematics content knowledge, mathematics pedagogical knowledge,…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra
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Rogers-Haverback, Heather; Mee, Molly – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate middle level preservice teacher self-efficacy beliefs in general, as well as in the domain of reading. The participants were 8 middle school preservice teachers enrolled in a state-mandated reading methods course and student teaching over the course of a year. As part of the yearlong internship, the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Field Experience Programs
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Goroshit, Marina; Hen, Meriav – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Teachers' social-emotional competencies seem to play a significant role in promoting social-emotional learning in schools. Empathic teachers were found to possess a higher level of morality; to communicate more successfully with their students; to encourage them to forge empathic relationships; and to successfully motivate their students. Yet,…
Descriptors: Empathy, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
Barsh, Rick – ProQuest LLC, 2015
There often exists an immense disparity between the idealized goals of classroom teachers and the actual shortcomings of these educators. Strategies have been devised and programs have been implemented to enable teachers to be successful; however, these practices often lack the empowerment to sustain teachers through the arduous tasks and demands…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Religious Factors, Teacher Attitudes
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