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Aldridge, Jill M.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
The purpose of this study, in part, was to confirm the factor structure of the School-Level Environment Questionnaire, which assesses six school climate factors that can be considered important for improving schools. The study also tested a research model of the relationships between the school climate, teachers' self-efficacy and job…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy
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Lemon, Narelle; Garvis, Susanne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Self-efficacy is an important motivational construct for primary school teachers (teachers of children aged 5-12 years) within Australia. Teacher self-efficacy beliefs will determine the level of teacher confidence and competence to engage with a task. In this study, we explore engagement with digital technology and the associated learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy
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Woodcock, Stuart – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Teachers' judgments in their ability to motivate students and promote learning can play a vital role in determining a student's performance in the classroom and once a belief has been held for a long time, it can become difficult to change. Utilising a sample of 467 beginner and final year pre-service teachers training to become primary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Case Studies
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Garvis, Susanne – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
In 2008, 201 beginning generalist teachers throughout Queensland, Australia, responded to a questionnaire intended to create a snapshot of current self-efficacy beliefs towards teaching music. Beginning teachers were asked to rank their perceived level of teacher self-efficacy for music, English and maths. Results were analysed through a series of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Self Efficacy, Music Education, Mathematics Education
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Sharma, Umesh; Loreman, Tim; Forlin, Chris – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2012
The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument to measure perceived teacher efficacy to teach in inclusive classrooms. An 18-item scale was developed on a sample of 607 pre-service teachers selected from four countries (Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and India). Factor analysis of responses from the sample revealed three factors: efficacy in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Reliability, Measures (Individuals)
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Filatov, Ksenia; Pill, Shane – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
No literature exists on English teaching efficacy or self-efficacy or on pre-service teachers' English teaching self-efficacy and its relationship to pre-service teacher education. This project addressed this conceptual and methodological gap in current teacher efficacy research literature. Five pre-service English teachers in their final year of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Learning Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Sharma, Umesh; Nuttal, Anthony – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Thirty pre-service teachers took part in a nine-week university course focussed on the benefits of inclusive education and the techniques needed to successfully implement it. The Teachers' Attitudes Toward Inclusion Scale (TATIS), Concerns about Inclusive Education Scale (CIES), and Teacher's Efficacy in Implementing Inclusive Practices (TEIP)…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inclusion, Statistical Analysis, Disabilities
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Mansfield, Caroline F.; Woods-McConney, Amanda – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher efficacy has become an important field of research especially in subjects teachers may find challenging, such as science. This study investigates the sources of teachers' efficacy for teaching science in primary schools in the context of authentic teaching situations with a view to better understanding sources of teachers' efficacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Content Analysis
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Mergler, Amanda G.; Tangen, D. – Teaching Education, 2010
This study examined pre-service teachers' efficacy in relation to the utilisation of microteaching as an assessment tool for postgraduate education students in Australia. Three hundred and fifteen pre-service teachers completed the teacher efficacy survey and additional qualitative questions at Time 1 and 208 completed the survey and questions at…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis
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Evans, Neus; Tomas, Louisa; Woods, Cindy – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Education for sustainable development (ESD) espouses student-centred, transformative pedagogies that promote learning through active, participatory and experiential learning. Yet, traditional lectures provide limited opportunities for engaging students in such pedagogies. This article reports on the inclusion of sustainability pedagogies within…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy
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O'Neill, Sue; Stephenson, Jennifer – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Beginning teachers that possess a good sense of efficacy are less likely to suffer stress, burnout, or attrition. This study reports final-year Australian pre-service primary teachers sense of efficacy scores and the sources of information that contributed to it. Results showed that our beginning teachers had a good sense of efficacy, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Beginning Teachers
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de Vries, Peter – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This article examines generalist primary (elementary) school teachers' self-efficacy in teaching music. Five teachers, each with five years teaching experience, were interviewed for the study. Using this interview data narratives were constructed for each of the five teachers. These narratives focused on what factors contributed to the level of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Palmer, David; Dixon, Jeanette; Archer, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Many preservice primary teachers have low self-efficacy for science teaching. Although science methods courses have often been shown to enhance self-efficacy, science content courses have been relatively ineffective in this respect. This study investigated whether a tailored science content course would enhance self-efficacy. The participants were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Interviews
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Penrose, Andrea; Perry, Chris; Ball, Ian – Issues in Educational Research, 2007
Practicing teachers and principals in selected Government schools in Victoria provided data on their levels of emotional intelligence and teacher efficacy beliefs. The data supported the theoretical expectation of a linkage between emotional intelligence and teacher self efficacy. Regression analyses showed that neither gender nor age moderated…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teaching Experience
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Hastings, Petra – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
According to Bandura (1986; 1997), perceptions of efficacy are based on four sources: enactive attainment; vicarious experience; physiological and emotional states; and verbal persuasion. The factors affecting Early Career Teachers' self-efficacy for reading instruction are closely related to these four sources. It is not difficult to imagine an…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Beginning Teachers
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