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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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Özokcu, Osman – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study aims to investigate the relationship between Turkish teachers' attitudes and their self-efficacy for inclusive practices using a relational survey design. Study participants included a total of 1163 preschool, classroom, subject-matter, and special-education teachers from four different geographical regions in Turkey. The data was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Inclusion
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Arslan, Emel – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
This study investigates the effect of preschool teachers' collective self-efficacy. A study group consists of 172 preschool teachers who are working in public preschools affiliated with the Ministry of National Education in different cities of Turkey. In this study, teacher self-efficiency scale is employed to assess professional efficiency…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Cobbold, Cosmas; Boateng, Philip – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The objective of the study was to investigate kindergarten teachers' efficacy beliefs in classroom management. The sample size was 299 teachers drawn from both public and private kindergarten schools in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. The efficacy beliefs of the teachers with respect to their classroom management practices were measured on a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Classroom Techniques, Self Efficacy
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Aslan, Durmus; Tas, Isil; Ogul, Irem Gürgah – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
In this study, pre- and in-service preschool teachers' science teaching efficacy beliefs were investigated. The sample included 100 pre-service (50 first grades and 50 last grades) and 73 in-service preschool teachers. As a data collection tool "Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument" was used. Findings indicated that in-service…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Toran, Mehmet – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Determining the factors that affect teachers' competences has a decisive role in revealing the quality of teaching process. In this context, it is important to identify professional variables affecting the self-efficacy of preschool teachers. For this reason, it is aimed to investigate which professional variables influence preschool teachers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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Guo, Ying; Justice, Laura M.; Sawyer, Brook; Tompkins, Virginia – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
This study examined how teacher (teaching experience, perceptions of teacher collaboration and teacher influence) and classroom (children's engagement) characteristics predicted teacher self-efficacy for 48 preschool teachers in the U.S. Results showed a significant interaction effect between teachers' perceptions of collaboration and children's…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Influence, Preschool Teachers
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Velthuis, Chantal; Fisser, Petra; Pieters, Jules – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2014
This study focuses on the improvement of pre-service teachers' self-efficacy for teaching science by including science courses within the teacher training program. Knowing how efficacy beliefs change over time and what factors influence the development by pre-service primary teachers of positive science teaching efficacy beliefs may be useful for…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
Guerrant, Lisa Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of eleven early childhood educators who participated in a professional development program. The study was guided by the central research question, "What are the perceptions of early childhood educators on the professional development program as it relates to teacher efficacy, engagement,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Elaldi, Senel; Yerliyurt, Nazli Sila – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate preservice preschool teachers' self-efficacy beliefs and attitudes toward the teaching profession. The population of the present study consisted of 855 (Female = 729) preservice preschool teachers studying at the Faculty of Education, Cumhuriyet University, in the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Preschool Teachers
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Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Given the increased emphasis on science in early learning standards, two studies were conducted to investigate preschool teachers' efficacy for teaching science and their inquiry-based teaching practices. Fifty-one teachers completed a survey of their efficacy for teaching science and understanding of inquiry methods. Teachers reported moderate…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Derscheid, Linda E.; Kim, So-Yeun; Zittel, Lauriece L.; Umoren, Josephine; Henry, Beverly W. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Childhood obesity remains a problem in the United States. Preschool teachers can help to attenuate it but need to have the confidence or self-efficacy to provide healthy practices. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to (a) develop and validate a preschool teacher self-efficacy tool to examine teachers' confidence in addressing the nutrition…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Child Health
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Guo, Ying; Piasta, Shayne B.; Justice, Laura M.; Kaderavek, Joan N. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
This study examined the relations among preschool teachers' self-efficacy (n = 67), classroom quality (instructional and emotional support), and children's (n = 328) gains in print awareness and vocabulary knowledge over an academic year in the US. Results indicated that teachers' self-efficacy and classroom quality served as significant and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preschool Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Classroom Environment
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Rosenfeld, Deborah – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
This study explores pre-service early childhood teachers' efficacy for teaching mathematics. Thirty-eight participants completed the short form of the Teacher Efficacy Scale and the Teacher Beliefs Scale before and after they conducted a clinical interview with a child around a mathematical topic. Results indicated a significant increase in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Surveys
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Tran, Yune Kim – Multicultural Education Review, 2014
The increasing numbers of ELLs (English Language Learners) in U.S. classrooms has prioritized into building quality teacher education programs for teachers so that they have the pedagogical tools necessary to support their students. A continued focus with professional development at the local, state, and national level has gained momentum to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Mixed Methods Research
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