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Wang, Li-Yi; Tan, Liang-See; Li, Jen-Yi; Tan, Irene; Lim, Xue-Fang – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Developing a high level of efficacy can be challenging to teachers who work with low-achieving students. The authors adopted a pragmatic qualitative research design to investigate the sources of efficacy information reported by five high-efficacy teachers and four low-efficacy teachers of secondary low-achieving students in Singapore. The results…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Teaching Methods, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research
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Nie, Youyan; Tan, Gim Hoon; Liau, Albert Kienfie; Lau, Shun; Chua, Bee Leng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Constructivist instruction has been implemented in the current instructional innovation in Singapore. Large scale survey study was conducted to examine the roles of teacher efficacy in implementing the innovative constructivist instruction. The results showed that the positive correlation between teacher efficacy and constructivist instruction was…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation
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Wang, Li-Yi; Li, Jen-Yi; Tan, Liang-See; Lee, Ling – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Drawing from Albert Bandura's social cognitive theory, Tschannen-Moran, Woolfolk Hoy and Hoy (1998) proposed an integrated model of teacher efficacy to aid the understanding of this complex construct. This framework, despite its richness and usefulness in framing teacher efficacy research within the education landscape, is barely examined in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Models, Social Theories, Foreign Countries
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Chong, Sylvia; Rotgans, Jerome; Loh, Wai Mun; Mak, Mabelene – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2012
The school and especially the school leader's perceptions of a teacher's efficacy have influence on aspects of teaching ratings and performance, and this may facilitate or hinder beginning teacher success. This study examines the school leaders' perceptions of their beginning teachers' efficacy. The study's scope of teacher efficacy is…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Beginning Teachers, Administrator Attitudes
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Yoo, Yang Seok – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Numerous studies have attributed gender difference in mathematics achievement to various sociocultural influences. Singapore is a country of higher gender equality as represented in the Global Gender Gap Index and Singaporean girls perform as well or higher than boys in international mathematics assessments. This study develops a conceptual model…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Chong, Wan Har; Kong, Christine Anne – Journal of Experimental Education, 2012
Empirical evidence suggests that successful teacher professional development programs are intensive, ongoing, and connected to practice; focused on specific subject content; and foster strong working relationships among teachers. They support teacher motivation so that the acquired skills continue to be practiced in class. These critical elements…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Motivation
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Chong, Wan Har; Klassen, Robert M.; Huan, Vivien S.; Wong, Isabella; Kates, Allison Diane – Journal of Educational Research, 2010
The authors explored how prior student achievement, through school types, predicted teacher self- and collective efficacy and perceived academic climate of 222 middle school teachers in Singapore. Teachers assigned to high-track and regular middle schools differed in their perception of self- and collective efficacy to promote organizational…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Chan, Wai-Yen; Lau, Shun; Nie, Youyan; Lim, Sandy; Hogan, David – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
This study tested a predictive and mediation model of teacher commitment. Teacher efficacy and sense of identification with school were hypothesized to mediate the relations of an individual antecedent (teaching experience) and two organizational antecedents (perceived organizational politics and reflective dialogue) to teacher commitment.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Structural Equation Models, Identification, Teaching Experience
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Klassen, Robert M.; Bong, Mimi; Usher, Ellen L.; Chong, Wan Har; Huan, Vivien S.; Wong, Isabella Y. F.; Georgiou, Tasos – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2009
The purpose of this article was twofold. The first purpose was to test the validity of the Teachers' Sense of Self-Efficacy Scale (TSES) in five settings--Canada, Cyprus, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. The second purpose was, by extension, to establish the importance of the teacher self-efficacy construct across diverse teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions, Validity, Teacher Characteristics
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Tan, Charlene – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
Among the challenges faced by educators in promoting critical thinking is that of cultural compatibility. Using Singapore as an illustrative case study, this paper explores the cultural challenges and recommended strategies for the teaching of critical thinking in schools. The research for this study is based on a theoretical framework that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Tan, Puay Inn Justina – New Horizons in Education, 2012
Background: In Singapore, one in four in the teaching profession is a second career teacher. Unlike the past, individuals considering teaching today have more career options. On average, since 2008, 35% of the newly recruited teachers have at least one year of working experience. The Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) is looking to attract more…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Career Change
Schleicher, Andreas – OECD Publishing, 2015
Successful education systems are those that promote leadership at all levels, thereby encouraging teachers and principals, regardless of the formal positions they occupy, to lead innovation in the classroom, the school and the system as a whole. This report summarises evidence from the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey and the OECD…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Teo, Timothy; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
This study examines the computer self-efficacy among pre-service teachers (N = 708) at a teacher training institute in Singapore. Data were collected through self-reported ratings on a 7-point Likert-type scale. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was performed on an initial sample (N = 354) and the result revealed that pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Structural Equation Models
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Quek, Choon Lang; Liu, Cong; Kang, Shuangjuan; Wang, Qiyun; Nonis, Darren Anthonio Marino – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
Teachers' attitudes and beliefs on classroom management contribute significantly to student learning and development. Despite its importance, research in this aspect, however, has still been stymied by the difficulty of measuring teachers' classroom management attitudes and beliefs. Psychometrically sound instruments to measure teachers' classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Test Reliability, Classroom Techniques
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Kiru, Elisheba W. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
There is an urgent need to understand how often teachers use information and communication technologies (ICT) in mathematics instruction. This information can provide vital links that can help stakeholders make connections about ICT use in mathematics instruction and student learning experiences with ICT. Scholars in the field have reported on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Information Technology, Comparative Education
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