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de Boer, Eveline; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; van Driel, Jan H. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
To increase the teacher efficacy of student teachers, they need positive classroom experiences: mastery experiences. These mastery experiences have to be created by the student teachers themselves. Therefore, student teachers need a tool to better understand problematic teaching experiences and help them create positive classroom experiences. Nine…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
Stuart, Charles Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teacher efficacy has been researched for over 30 years, teacher efficacy refers to the beliefs of teachers in their abilities to have an impact on classroom management. Classroom management skills have been proven to be a plaguing aspect of the teaching and learning process over the past century. This study answers question about classroom…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Greco, Robert Del; Bernadowski, Carianne; Parker, Susan – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This qualitative case study conducted at a small private university in the U.S. found that preservice teacher self-efficacy increased over the course of four semesters when taught inquiry-based instruction from a Social Constructivist Theoretical framework. This study utilized "A Draw a Science Teacher Test Checklist (DASTT-C)" created…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Polat, Nihat – Language and Education, 2018
This quasi-experimental study explores changes in preservice teachers' reported self-efficacy and knowledge of instructional strategies in supporting English language learners (ELLs) after participating in an electronic pen-pal project. Seventy-four preservice teachers (experimental = 35; control = 39) participated in this study. The intervention…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, English Language Learners, Teacher Student Relationship
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Letwinsky, Karim Medico – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
The rich language surrounding mathematical concepts often is reduced in many classrooms to a narrow process of memorizing isolated procedures with little context. This approach has proven to be detrimental to students' ability to understand mathematics at deeper levels and remain engaged with this content. The current generation of students values…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Attitudes
Shaffer, Cheryl Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this research was to understand the development of teachers' perception of self-efficacy as a result of reflective conversations conducted between a principal/school administrator and a teacher. Self-efficacy, based on social cognitive theory, is dependent upon the perceived level of competency or mastery of the individual and their…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Principals, Learning Experience, Emotional Response
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Richardson, Greer M.; Liang, Ling L.; Wake, Donna G. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2014
This research examined the outcome of a year two intervention which aligned two instructional contexts, to impact preservice teachers' Environmental Education (EE) self-efficacy beliefs and their use of inquiry-based instruction. The intervention immersed candidates in inquiry-based pedagogies and EE content across a science content course and a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Intervention
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Cecil, Heather; Molnar-Main, Stacie – Journal of School Violence, 2015
We investigated implementation fidelity of programmatic activities of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) among 2,022 teachers, 88.5% female, from 88 elementary schools located in Pennsylvania. Results indicated that the majority of respondents had attended the school kick-off event, posted the rules in the classroom, and explained the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation
Letwinsky, Karim Medico – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between mathematics teachers' self-efficacy and the use of technology and the Internet in secondary education classrooms. The focus was on the Internet as a tool to promote mathematics communication and literacy in the online environment. A total of 100 mathematics teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy
Butz, Toni R. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Focusing on a suburban Philadelphia high school's social studies classes, this research study investigated the influence of tracking on student achievement, on teachers' and students' perceptions of self-efficacy, and on teachers' instructional practices in the classroom. In order to address these research questions, the researcher used a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Enrollment, Evidence, Self Efficacy
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Dille, Lisa – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2013
This study compared the effectiveness of two curricular models of professional development to increase teacher repertoires for instructing students with autism. Specific focus was on the use of a Blended Model of professional development in comparison to a Behavioral Model of professional development in regard to increasing teacher knowledge,…
Descriptors: Autism, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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DeSantis, Joshua D. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2013
Identifying means of assisting teachers in integrating technology during their instruction is becoming more important as the rate new technologies enter the classroom accelerates. The primary means of helping in-service teachers employ new technologies in their classrooms is frequently professional development. Unfortunately, professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Self Efficacy
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Peled, Yehuda; Medvin, Mandy; Domanski, Linda – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2015
This research examines teacher attitudes and anxieties about interactive whiteboard (IWB) use as related to perceived classroom implementation to enhance student engagement and achievement. The research took place in four western Pennsylvania, U.S.A. school districts. Data suggest that the districts in this study have invested in IWB technology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Interactive Video, Teacher Attitudes
Ackermann, John M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the effects of mentoring and induction programs on the self-efficacy beliefs of novice teachers. As school districts in Pennsylvania attempt to maintain highly qualified staff in all curricular areas, supporting newly hired teachers is at the forefront of educational policy in the United States. Beyond training novice teachers,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Avery, Leanne M.; Meyer, Daniel Z. – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
Science teaching in elementary schools, or the lack thereof, continues to be an area of concern and criticism. Preservice elementary teachers' lack of confidence in teaching science is a major part of this problem. In this mixed-methods study, we report the impacts of an inquiry-based science course on preservice elementary teachers' self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Scientific Research, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
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