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Guerrant, Lisa Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of eleven early childhood educators who participated in a professional development program. The study was guided by the central research question, "What are the perceptions of early childhood educators on the professional development program as it relates to teacher efficacy, engagement,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
Turner, Maryalice B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This observational study explored the connections between collaborative teacher learning communities as related to teacher efficacy in the largest high schools in Ohio. These communities are typically called Small Learning Communities and Professional Learning Communities. Small Learning Communities are usually created with academic content area…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Colson, Tori; Sparks, Kelly; Berridge, Gina; Frimming, Renee; Willis, Clarissa – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
With increased emphasis on student achievement in schools, teacher education programs are challenged to meet the demand for highly effective teachers. Ensuring that pre-service teachers feel confident in their ability to teach, prompted one Midwestern University to implement an extended student teaching placement. The idea behind this endeavor was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Student Teaching
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Stage, Virginia C.; Roseno, Ashley; Hodges, Caroline D.; Hovland, Jana; Diaz, Sebastian; Duffrin, Melani W. – American Journal of Health Education, 2016
Background: Teacher self-efficacy for teaching nutrition can positively impact student dietary behaviors; however, limited curricular resources and professional development can serve as barriers to the provision of nutrition education in the classroom. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a food-based, integrative science…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Grade 4, Elementary School Teachers
Swan, Benjamin G.; Wolf, Kattlyn J.; Cano, Jamie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in teacher self-efficacy from the student teaching experience to the third year of teaching. The population was the entire cohort of student teachers from The Ohio State University. Of the 34 individuals who student taught, 17 entered the teaching profession. The researchers utilized the Teachers…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Anthony, Anika B.; Gimbert, Belinda G.; Fultz, David M.; Parker, Rebecca A. – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2011
A study was conducted to examine the relationship between first-year teachers' self-efficacy and their participation in e-Coaching designed to positively influence development of mathematics content knowledge, development of pedagogical content knowledge, and teacher retention. Teachers who most frequently participated in e-Coaching, on average,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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
Wilmore, Christian – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The No Child Left Behind legislation has drawn a great deal of attention to the gap' that exists between the academic performance of Black and Hispanic students as compared to their White counterparts. While numerous reform efforts have been implemented to address this disparity, to date little research has been done to connect a teacher's sense…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Federal Legislation, Student Improvement
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Snyder, Scott; Fisk, Timarie – Journal of Research in Education, 2016
Several studies have described the characteristics and employment situations of teaching artists in the United States. This study adds to that literature by describing the characteristics of teaching artists working in K-12 school environments, the nature of the classroom roles of such teaching artists, the professional development and supervision…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Artists, Art Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Thomas-Alexander, Sashelle; Harper, Brian E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study investigates the beliefs of mentor teachers with respect to urban classrooms as well as their confidence level with respect to working with a diverse array of urban students. When presented with a simple, unambiguous query concerning urban schools and the Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-Efficacy Scale, mentor teachers in this sample…
Descriptors: Mentors, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Supervision, Urban Schools
Zhao, Jing – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of the study is to further investigate the validity of instruments used for collecting preservice teachers' perceptions of self-efficacy adapting the three-level IRT model described in Cheong's study (2006). The focus of the present study is to investigate whether the polytomously-scored items on the preservice teachers' self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Test Validity, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Self Efficacy
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Bolyard, Chloé – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2015
Gert Biesta contends that managerial accountability, which focuses on efficiency and competition, dominates the current political arena in education. Such accountability has influenced states' developments of test-based teacher evaluations in an attempt to quantify teachers' efficacy on student learning. With numerous state policies requiring the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Discipline
Johnson, Lisa B. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to assess self- efficacy beliefs of students in early childhood education movement practicum courses offered in Northeastern Ohio higher educational institutions. The sample population consisted of early childhood education students from four higher educational institutions (two community colleges and two…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Movement Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) incorporates challenging literacy standards into middle grades and high school content areas within a variety of academic disciplines, not just English/language arts courses. The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) provides schools with instructional tools needed to help teachers understand and implement…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Literacy, Mathematics Education, Educational Strategies
Huff-Franklin, Clairie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore the correlation between state-recorded value- added (VA) scores and academic optimism (AO) scores, which measure teacher self-efficacy, trust, and academic emphasis. The sample for this study is 87 third through eighth grade Reading teachers, from fifty-five schools, in an urban school district in Ohio who…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Urban Teaching, Reading Teachers, Psychological Patterns
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