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Branscombe, Peter – ProQuest LLC, 2017
According to literature, African American male students are disproportionately placed in special education programs throughout our national public school systems. Therefore, this study was intended to examine factors that may influence a teacher's decision to recommend students for special education services. The target population for this study…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, Ethnicity, Gender Differences
Murphy-Jessen, Erica – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of new Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) legislation on professional development, instructional practices, differentiated professional development and teacher efficacy. Additionally, teacher perceptions regarding the impact of APPR standards and Response to Intervention (RTI) on the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
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Mongillo, Maria Boeke – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2016
Teacher self-efficacy is the belief a teacher holds that he or she can make a difference in student achievement, even when the student is difficult or unmotivated (Guskey & Passaro, 1994). It has been linked to positive teacher practices and student outcomes. This mixed methods study of preservice elementary and early childhood math teachers…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Self Efficacy
DeNicola, Thomas C. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact that school culture, comprised of the variables cultivating a culture of collaboration, employing a data-informed focus on improvement through professional communication, and organizational commitment had on teachers' self-efficacy (teacher autonomy, interpersonal efficacy, and professional…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Self Efficacy, Job Satisfaction
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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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Evans, Brian R. – Mathematics Educator, 2011
Providing students in urban settings with quality teachers is important for student achievement. This study examined the differences in content knowledge, attitudes toward mathematics, and teacher efficacy among several different types of alternatively certified teachers in a sample from the New York City Teaching Fellows program in order to…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Mathematics Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers
Nasto, Richard Adam – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teacher mindset and self-efficacy are a topic of much research. However, specific research is needed in areas pertaining to teacher self-efficacy, mindset and their comprehensive understandings of specific skill sets and concepts. In this study, the researcher has investigated how the associations between a teacher's self-efficacy (high or low)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Coping
Birringer-Haig, Joan I. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The goal of the study was to investigate how teachers' reflection and asking for feedback--critical aspects of teachers' professional growth--can be explained and stimulated by teachers' self-efficacy, principals' feedback, and servant leadership characteristics. A mixed-method study was conducted with data collected from surveys and interviews…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Self Efficacy, Reflection, Principals
Jamil, Faiza M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
MyTeachingPartner (MTP) is an interactive, web-based professional development format created at the Center for Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia (Hadden & Pianta, 2006). The MTP model is based on the understanding that effective teacher professional development requires opportunities for teachers…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Preschool Teachers
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Corona, Laura L.; Christodulu, Kristin V.; Rinaldi, Melissa L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2017
School professionals who work with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) play a significant role in the academic experiences of these students, but some evidence suggests that teachers of students with ASD experience a high risk of burnout. Research has begun to examine factors that ameliorate or prevent teacher burnout, including teacher…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Self Efficacy, Evidence Based Practice
Artiles, Dagoberto – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In the United States a high school diploma offers a pathway to the growing professional occupations creating the American middle class. The continuous influx of minority families into suburban school districts eventually urbanized districts. As a result, multiple districts struggle in the process of educating a shifted population. Studies have…
Descriptors: High Schools, Suburban Schools, Urbanization, Teacher Attitudes
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Ross, Denise; Pinder, Glen; Coles-White, D'Jaris – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2015
Elementary charter schools increasingly serve students who are at-risk for reading challenges, giving them a critical role in establishing literacy for young children. This article examines the complexities of starting early childhood literacy programs in charter schools. Specifically, the first year of K-3 literacy programs in a new and a…
Descriptors: Barriers, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Influences
Brown, Barbara J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The researcher investigated teacher factors contributing to English language arts (ELA) achievement of English language learners (ELLs) over 2 consecutive years, in high and low performing elementary schools with a Hispanic/Latino student population greater than or equal to 30 percent. These factors included personal teacher efficacy, teacher…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Language Learners, Hispanic American Students, Elementary School Students
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Reynolds, Heather M.; Wagle, A. Tina; Mahar, Donna; Yannuzzi, Leigh; Tramonte, Barbara; King, Joseph – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
Increasing the clinical preparation of teachers in the United States to meet greater rigor in K-12 education has become a goal of institutions of higher education, especially since the publication of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Clinical Practice. Using a theoretical framework grounded…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Teacher Education Programs, Clinical Supervision (of Teachers)
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Orçan, Maide – European Journal of Educational Research, 2013
This study aimed to comparatively examine the self-efficacy and burnout levels of preschool teachers in Turkey and the United States. Of the general screening models, the study uses the relational screening model. A total of 90 teachers participated in the study. 32 of the participants were from the United States and 58 were from Turkey. The…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Burnout, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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