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DeMauro, Anthony A.; Jennings, Patricia A. – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2016
Teachers' efficacy beliefs play an important role in how they create quality learning environments. When pre-service teachers (also known as initial teacher trainees) develop strong efficacy beliefs, they can be confident in their abilities to be successful teachers once they enter the field. One way pre-service teachers obtain efficacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes
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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
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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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de Boer, Eveline; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; van Driel, Jan H. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
To increase the teacher efficacy of student teachers, they need positive classroom experiences: mastery experiences. These mastery experiences have to be created by the student teachers themselves. Therefore, student teachers need a tool to better understand problematic teaching experiences and help them create positive classroom experiences. Nine…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Moseley, Christine; Utley, Juliana; Angle, Julie; Mwavita, Mwarumba – School Science and Mathematics, 2016
The increasing popularity of including environmental topics and issues in school curricula has created a need for effective environmental education teachers. One way to evaluate teacher effectiveness is through teacher efficacy, a belief measure that evaluates a teacher's perception that he/she can teach effectively. Research suggests that…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Surveys
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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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Kent, Andrea M.; Giles, Rebecca M. – SRATE Journal, 2017
Since efficacy of experienced teachers is difficult to change (Hoy, 2000), preservice teachers' technology self-efficacy is a creditable indicator of graduates' likelihood to use instructional technology throughout their careers. A study was conducted with elementary preservice teachers (n = 62) who completed a 5-item, Likert-type survey measuring…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Likert Scales
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Pyper, Jamie Scott – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2014
In a mixed method study, teacher efficacy and contributing theoretical constructs of teacher concerns and teacher orientation with Intermediate/Senior mathematics preservice teachers from two Ontario Faculties of Education are examined. Data sources include a web-based questionnaire containing two teacher efficacy scales and short answer…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Research, Mathematics Education
Will-Dubyak, Kathryn Deeanne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research indicates that teachers benefit from education coursework in their preparation that provides opportunities to develop and practice pedagogical understandings (Darling-Hammond, 2000, 2006). Research also indicates that opportunities to enact learning from coursework are beneficial in teacher efficacy development within teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Skill Development, Evidence Based Practice
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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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Adeyemo, D. A.; Chukwudi, Agokei R. – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2014
Evidence from teacher-effectiveness studies indicates that teacher effectiveness has yielded a wealth of understanding about the impact that teacher ability has on student growth. However, much is yet to be known on some psychological factors that could influence teaching effectiveness particularly among pre-service teachers. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables
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Giles, Rebecca McMahon; Byrd, Kelly O.; Bendolph, Angelia – Cogent Education, 2016
Research has consistently shown that teacher efficacy is related to a variety of desirable student outcomes, thus, making teacher efficacy an important factor in high quality mathematics instruction. The purpose of this study was to determine elementary preservice teachers' self-efficacy beliefs related to teaching mathematics. Forty-one…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction
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Temiz, Tugba; Topcu, Mustafa Sami – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between preservice teachers' (PTs) teacher efficacy beliefs and their constructivist-based teaching practices. Data were gathered through the questionnaire (Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale) and the observation protocol (Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol) administered to the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Beliefs, Constructivism (Learning)
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Van Schagen Johnson, Amy; La Paro, Karen M.; Crosby, Danielle A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The current study explored early practicum experiences (those occurring before student teaching) in an early childhood birth to kindergarten teacher education program. Undergraduates enrolled in practicum courses completed questionnaires about their overall practicum experience including: socio-emotional components (their perceived fit with their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Shakouri, Maryam – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
This study examined the relationship between some Iranian ESP instructors' self-efficacy and their teaching styles. To this end, 87 ESP instructors were selected from various universities in Tehran, Iran. Data were collected using the "Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale" and the "Teaching Styles Inventory" (version 3.0). Results…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Self Efficacy, College Faculty, Models
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