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van der Scheer, Emmelien A.; Visscher, Adrie J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Despite the emphasis on data-based decision making (DBDM) in educational policy in several countries, evidence regarding the intended effect of improved student achievement is still scarce. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a DBDM intervention on teacher efficacy. This study incorporates an experimental longitudinal research…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Intervention, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bent, Gert Jan; Bakx, Anouke; den Brok, Perry – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This study was carried out to investigate the primary education teachers' self-efficacy regarding geography education, their beliefs regarding the classroom learning environment, and how these beliefs were related to each other and to teachers' background characteristics. Questionnaire data were collected from 489 Dutch primary school teachers.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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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
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Pat-El, Ron Jonathan; Tillema, Harm; Segers, Mien; Vedder, Paul – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
Assessment for Learning (AfL), as a way to promote learning, requires a "match" or a shared focus between student and teacher to be effective. But students and teachers may differ in their perceptions of the purpose and process of classroom assessment meant to promote learning. Perceptions regarding AfL practices in their classroom were…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Learning, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Silm, Gerli; Tiitsaar, Kai; Pedaste, Margus; Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Papaevripidou, Marios – Science Education International, 2017
The use of inquiry-based learning (IBL) is encouraged in schools, as it has been shown to be an effective method for raising students' motivation in STEM subjects and increasing their understanding of scientific concepts. Nevertheless, IBL is not very often used in classrooms by teachers due to different (perceived) obstacles. Within the Ark of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Gaikhorst, Lisa; Beishuizen, Jos J.; Zijlstra, Bonne J. H.; Volman, Monique L. L. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study examined the effects of a professional development programme aimed at equipping teachers for the challenges of teaching in urban schools. The contribution of the programme to teacher quality and teacher retention was evaluated using a mixed research design in which both quantitative (N?=?133) and qualitative (N?=?42) approaches were…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Networks
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Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Sleegers, Peter J. C.; Daly, Alan J. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Improving student achievement through teacher collaboration networks is a current focus of schools in many countries. Yet, empirical evidence on the relationship between teacher networks and student achievement and mechanisms that may explain this relationship is limited. This study examined the relationship between teacher networks and student…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Academic Achievement, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Surveys
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Zee, Marjolein; de Jong, Peter F.; Koomen, Helma M. Y. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
The present study examined teachers' domain-specific self-efficacy (TSE) in relation to individual students with a variety of social-emotional behaviors in class. Using a sample of 526 third- to sixth-grade students and 69 teachers, multilevel modeling was conducted to examine students' externalizing, internalizing, and prosocial behaviors as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Runhaar, Piety; Bednall, Timothy; Sanders, Karin; Yang, Huadong – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Changing employer demands, new technological and pedagogical insights are examples of developments which urge Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutes to continually renew and innovate their educational programmes. This, in turn, requires teachers to show innovative behaviour. Our study focuses on the effects of task interdependence on…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Teacher Surveys, Vocational Education
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Bruggink, M.; Goei, S. L.; Koot, H. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Mainstream primary school teachers generally acknowledge the need to implement adaptive teaching; however, meeting a variety of students' needs is a challenge. Studies have addressed the conditions under which teachers attribute their (in)capacities, but these have mainly involved vignettes. Therefore, it remains unknown whether teachers are…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Special Needs Students, Mainstreaming, Self Efficacy
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Velthuis, Chantal; Fisser, Petra; Pieters, Jules – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The purpose of this study was to establish whether participation in a teacher design team (TDT) is an effective way to increase the science teaching self-efficacy of primary school teachers who vary in their levels of experience and interest in science. A TDT is a group of at least 2 teachers from the same or related subjects working together to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Hopman, Juliette A. B.; van Lier, Pol A. C.; van der Ende, Jan; Struiksma, Chris; Wubbels, Theo; Verhulst, Frank C.; Maras, Athanasios; Breeman, Linda D.; Tick, Nouchka T. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study tested effects of a program that offers teachers universal classroom management strategies, on teachers' burnout symptoms and self-efficacy, and their teaching behaviors. Data were collected from 147 teachers (mean age = 38.4 years, SD = 10.8) in 15 special secondary education schools for students with emotional and behavioral problems,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Games, Classroom Techniques, Special Education Teachers
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Breeman, Linda D.; van Lier, Pol A. C.; Wubbels, Theo; Verhulst, Frank C.; van der Ende, Jan; Maras, Athanasios; Struiksma, A. J. Chris; Hopman, Juliette A. B.; Tick, Nouchka T. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2016
Teaching children with psychiatric disorders can be a challenging task. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Good Behavior Game (GBG) in children with psychiatric disorders, and their teachers, in special education. Teachers were trained by licensed school consultants to implement positive behavior support strategies to…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Mental Disorders, Special Education, Behavior Problems
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van Uden, Jolien M.; Ritzen, Henk; Pieters, Jules M. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2013
Student engagement is an important condition for positive outcomes at school. This study examined whether teachers' motives for being a teacher, their ratings of the relative importance of different teacher competences, their self-efficacy for teaching, and ratings of their own interpersonal teacher behavior could predict teacher perceptions of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Self Efficacy, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Veldman, Ietje; Admiraal, Wilfried; van Tartwijk, Jan; Mainhard, Tim; Wubbels, Theo – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Many teachers experience their profession as stressful, which can have a negative impact on their job satisfaction, and may result in burnout, absenteeism, and leaving the profession. The relationship with students can have both positive and negative implications for the job satisfaction of teachers, both early and later in their careers. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Job Satisfaction
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