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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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Chao, Chih Nuo Grace; Forlin, Chris; Ho, Fuk Chuen – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This study investigated changes in teacher self-efficacy for inclusive practice using a mixed method research design. Participants were 417 in-service teachers in Hong Kong taking a 1-week basic teacher-training course about inclusive education. Data were collected pre and post participation in the course using the Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion
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Forlin, Chris; Sharma, Umesh; Loreman, Tim – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
This study examined teaching efficacy for inclusive practice in a pre-post matched-sample of 737 teachers in Hong Kong taking a basic university-level course in inclusive education. The results demonstrate that regardless of demographic variables such a course is effective in improving teacher efficacy for inclusive practice, with female teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Wan, Sally Wai-Yan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Catering for learner diversity is one of the key areas in the recent educational reform in Hong Kong. Pre-service teacher education acts as a fundamental way to equip pre-service teachers ready for accommodating diverse learning needs and to build up pre-service teachers' self-efficacy. The purpose of the study is to examine prospective teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Questionnaires, Focus Groups
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Lee, John Chi-kin; Zhang, Zhonghua; Yin, Hongbiao – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
This study investigated the relationships between a professional learning community (PLC), faculty trust in colleagues, teachers' collective efficacy, and their commitment to students. The findings from exploratory factor analysis indicated that three clear components could be extracted from the scale of Professional Learning Communities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Discipline
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Lu, Jiafang; Jiang, Xinhui; Yu, Huen; Li, Dongyu – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2015
This study focused on the collaborative structure-building behavior of school principals and examined how such behavior affects teacher empowerment. More important, it tested the mediating effects of participative management and learning culture. By collecting nested data from 104 schools in Hong Kong and adopting multilevel structural equation…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Empowerment, Principals
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Forlin, Chris; Loreman, Tim; Sharma, Umesh – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This study examines changes in attitudes, teaching efficacy, and concerns about inclusive education in a sample of 2361 teachers in Hong Kong who took a professional learning course about inclusive education. Participants completed a questionnaire seeking demographic information and their perceptions about these three aspects of inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Faculty Development, Attitude Change
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Chan, David W. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This study assessed two global (general and collective) and seven domain-specific sets of teacher self-efficacy beliefs among 273 Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong. While teachers generally reported having the highest confidence in teaching highly able learners and the least confidence in classroom management, there were…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Lam, Yuen Yi; Chan, Joanne Chung Yan – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
This study compared the effects of social persuasion from parents and teachers on students' self-efficacy in reading comprehension in English as a foreign language. Ninety-nine Grade 8 Chinese students in a secondary school in Hong Kong completed a questionnaire with six scenarios which tapped their self-efficacy after receiving positive and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Klassen, Robert; Wilson, Elaine; Siu, Angela F. Y.; Hannok, Wanwisa; Wong, Marina W.; Wongsri, Nongkran; Sonthisap, Panwadee; Pibulchol, Chaleosri; Buranachaitavee, Yanisa; Jansem, Anchalee – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
In this study, we examine the teaching-related stress, self-efficacy, and occupational commitment of preservice teachers from two culturally western and two culturally eastern countries. The sample included 1,187 participants from Canada (n?=?379), England (n?=?203), Hong Kong (n?=?211), and Thailand (n?=?394). Self-efficacy partially reduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Anxiety, Self Efficacy
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Cheung, Hoi Yan – Australian Educational Researcher, 2008
Teachers beliefs about their ability to affect students' performance is an important part of professionalism. This study compared 725 Hong Kong and 575 Shanghai primary in-service teachers on their teacher efficacy. Two Chinese versions of the 12-item Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale were used in this study since some wordings of the Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Frances Lai Mui; Tracey, Danielle; Barker, Katrina; Fan, Jesmond C. M.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Despite attempts of educators and policy makers in promoting inclusive education through training and provision of extra resources, it remains unclear what is the most influential factor that may reduce teachers' resistance to and increase their advocacy of inclusive education. Teachers who have been trained in special education are usually…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Chan, David W. – Educational Psychology, 2008
This study assessed perceptions of self-efficacy and successful intelligence among 220 Chinese prospective and in-service secondary school teachers in Hong Kong. Teacher self-efficacy in six domains--teaching highly able learners, classroom management, guidance and counselling, student engagement, teaching to accommodate diversity, and teaching…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Intelligence, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Cheung, Hoi-yan – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2006
This study sought to measure general teacher efficacy levels of in-service primary teachers in Hong Kong. Participants included 725 Hong Kong in-service teachers, who were invited to take part in the study. These in-service teachers came from 28 different primary schools ranging from government, aided, private and direct subsidy schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Teaching Experience, Teacher Effectiveness
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Tam, Vicky C.; Chan, Raymond M. C. – School Community Journal, 2016
It is generally agreed that student homework has the potential to extend learning beyond the classroom. Teachers play a crucial role in the design and implementation of these assignments. Their beliefs and perceptions are important factors in determining the type and load of homework. This mixed methods study focuses on teachers' homework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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