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Washington, Vanassa – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The overall aim of this quantitative non-experimental study was to investigate the degree to which content-focused professional development, active based-learning professional development and teacher self-efficacy predict student performance in reading, within persistently low-performing schools. The need to investigate professional development in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Faculty Development, Reading Achievement, Reading Teachers
Eufemia, Francine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This exploratory study sought to examine the relationship between teachers' use of formative assessment and their self-efficacy beliefs. Specifically, this study involved a quantitative analysis of the relationship between teachers' beliefs, knowledge base, and the use of formative assessment to make informed instructional changes and their…
Descriptors: Correlation, Formative Evaluation, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Gaines, Trudi; Barnes, Marsha – Cogent Education, 2017
Kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms is almost exclusively inclusive instructional settings. Supports for the regular education teachers vary as time and budgets permit, placing increased responsibility for providing instruction to children with disabilities on these teachers. Professional development targeted at teachers' self-efficacy with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Attitude Measures, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Brown, Amy Bingham – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
In Florida, recent legislative changes have granted community colleges the ability to offer baccalaureate degrees in education, frequently to non-traditional students. Based on information obtained from the literature covering preservice teachers' math knowledge, teachers' efficacy beliefs about math, and high-stakes mathematics testing, a study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Student Teacher Attitudes
Wimsatt, Mary Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is currently commanding an ever-greater share of our national dialogue about education. Very few STEM initiatives focus on studies involving in-service teachers; most education research involves preservice teacher candidates. This researcher used a 54 question survey to examine in-service…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the mathematics ability and efficacy of Florida preservice agricultural education teachers. Results indicated that the preservice teachers were not proficient in solving agricultural mathematics problems. On the other hand, the preservice teachers were efficacious in personal teaching efficacy and personal…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
Richardson, Greer M.; Liang, Ling L. – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2008
Preservice teachers enrolled in a two-part course entitled Investigations in Mathematics and Science (IMS) were provided inquiry-based mathematics and science instruction in order to develop both content and process skills. This investigation sought to determine the pedagogical nature of the course and the impact it had on its participants.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Numerous calls have been made for agricultural education to support core academic subject matter including mathematics. Previous research has shown that the incorporation of mathematics content into a teaching methods course had a positive effect on preservice teachers' mathematics content knowledge. The purpose of this study was to investigate…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Teachers who are efficacious persevere through challenges in the learning environment and put forth more effort in designing learning activities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of mathematics teaching and integration strategies (MTIS) on preservice agricultural teachers' personal mathematics efficacy, mathematics teaching…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Methods Courses
Baker, John Constantine – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The effect of teacher efficacy on student learning, teacher expectation, classroom management, and decision making are just a few of the well-established relationships documented in the literature. Not as clear, however, is the relative influence of cultural receptivity--the degree of which teachers are open to cultural diversity--on the referral…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Cultural Differences, Referral
Goines, Erika Kristine Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As the ideas behind traditional learning change the content delivery methods used by teachers should adapt as well. Teachers are being asked to find ways of introducing and relating the material to students in the web world that many digital natives live in outside of the classroom walls. To prevent the misuse of Internet inside of the classroom…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Integration, Self Efficacy
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Stanley, A. Quinn – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2011
Findings from this investigation suggest that spirituality is a vital component for teacher and student success in high stress educational settings. The study investigated how experienced teachers of violent students maintained teacher efficacy through stress management in four schools in one state within the USA. Most educators consider working…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Morale
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the relationships between mathematics ability, personal mathematics efficacy, mathematics teaching efficacy, personal teaching efficacy, and background characteristics of preservice agricultural education teachers. Data were collected for two years at the University of Florida. Fourteen…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills
Strong, Robert; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
With increased budget cuts and a shortage of funding sources, Cooperative Extension must have a reliable group of proficient volunteers to carry-out organizational goals. Developing an understanding of volunteer abilities will assist extension agents in preparing and utilizing volunteers. Self-efficacy theory provided the theoretical framework of…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Extension Education, Self Efficacy
Draper, Lavinia Hallowell – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The National Commission on Excellence in Education (1983) published "A Nation at Risk" to relay the academic performance level of American students. The results revealed that Americans students were performing considerably below other countries. Consequently, accountability through testing became the focus for policy makers to promote…
Descriptors: Art Education, Academic Achievement, Multiple Intelligences, Art Teachers
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