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Malinen, Olli-Pekka; Savolainen, Hannu; Engelbrecht, Petra; Xu, Jiacheng; Nel, Mirna; Nel, Norma; Tlale, Dan – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explain teachers' perceived efficacy for teaching in inclusive classrooms by using a sample of 1911 in-service teachers from China, Finland, and South Africa. Bandura's theory of self-efficacy was used as a starting point to develop distinct models for each country. We found that in all countries, experience in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Raath, Schalk; Hay, Anette – Cogent Education, 2016
A strong sense of self-efficacy in teachers has in many studies been consistently related to positive teaching behaviours and learner outcomes. This research reports on the differences among teachers regarding their self-efficacy and how this relates to their confidence and commitment to integrate climate change in their teaching practice. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Case Studies, Educational Practices
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Junqueira, K. E.; Matoti, S. N. – Africa Education Review, 2013
The study, which is grounded in Bandura's concept of self-efficacy, assessed the teaching efficacy beliefs of student teachers before and after completing six months of work-integrated learning. This was necessitated by research which shows that self-efficacy is an important aspect which influences a teacher's ability to teach as well as the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Concept, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Savolainen, Hannu; Engelbrecht, Petra; Nel, Mirna; Malinen, Olli-Pekka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Although there are clear differences in national policies regarding inclusive education, the international debate has not fully considered their impact on implementation within different countries, for example on teacher education. This paper reports on results from a comparative study of in-service teachers' attitudes and self-efficacy in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Inclusion, Self Efficacy
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Fanni, F.; Rega, I.; Cantoni, L. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2013
The aim of this article is twofold. First, the final results of two research projects, which investigated the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on primary schools teachers in disadvantaged areas in Brazil (BET k-12) and South Africa (MELISSA), are presented and discussed. Second, the Self-Efficacy construct is proposed as a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Matoti, Sheila N.; Junqueira, Karen E.; Odora, Ronald J. – Africa Education Review, 2013
This study assessed the teaching efficacy beliefs of third-year teacher education students from two different institutions, in three categories: student engagement, instructional strategies and classroom management. The study used a descriptive survey design. The target population for the study was all third-year students enrolled in five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Matoti, S. N.; Junqueira, K. E.; Odora, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of the study was to compare the teaching efficacy beliefs of pre-service teachers before and after work-integrated learning (WIL) in a South African University of Technology. The comparison groups were formed based on the criterion of WIL. Pre-service teachers in their third year of the B.Ed. (FET) programme participated in the study…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers
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George, Frikkie; Ogunniyi, M. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Instructional methodologies increasingly require teachers' efficacy and implementation of computer-assisted learning (CAL) practices in general and particularly in the science classroom. The South African National Education Department's e-Education[1] policy also encourages the use of computers and computer software in implementing outcome-based…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Ngidi, David P. – Educational Studies, 2012
In this study, academic optimism as an individual teacher belief was investigated. Teachers' self-efficacy beliefs were measured using the short form of the Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale. One subtest from the Omnibus T-Scale, the faculty trust in clients subtest, was used to measure teachers' trust in students and parents. One subtest from the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Constructivism (Learning), Trust (Psychology), Citizenship
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Smith, Kelley Alison; Harrison, Abigail – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2013
This study investigated the attitudes of 43 teachers and school administrators towards sex education, young people's sexuality and their communities in 19 secondary schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and how these attitudes affect school-based HIV prevention and sex education. In interviews, teachers expressed judgemental attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Sexuality
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Setlhare, Rubina; Wood, Lesley; Meyer, Lukas – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Working in challenging contexts can impact negatively on a teacher's sense of purpose and efficacy. This article explores the potential of group Life Design (LD), a narrative constructivist career counselling process, for supporting ten South African school teachers working at an under-resourced school with understanding their career aspirations…
Descriptors: Poverty, Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes, Career Counseling
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Mackay, James; Parkinson, Jean – Gender and Education, 2010
This article considers the relationship between gender and self-efficacy in teacher trainees engaged in an electricity-related design and construction task. Quantitative data (examination scores, task assessment, and questionnaire) and qualitative data (interviews and written student reflections) were collected. There is a gender bias in student…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Disadvantaged Schools, Self Efficacy, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Maher, Marguerite – Intercultural Education, 2016
This paper discusses the Khanyisa Programme, an initiative in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where learners from under-resourced schools are supported by teachers and high achievers in Grade 11 and 12 from a previously advantaged state school under apartheid. A qualitative, evaluative study was undertaken to identify key elements in the ongoing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Disadvantaged Schools, Intercultural Programs
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van Wyk, Micheal M. – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2018
The higher education sector faces new opportunities and dilemmas such as budgetary constraints, changing student profiles, demanding quality assurance practices, efficient course delivery modes, the changing role of academics, and reliable assessment practices. At the same time, exciting opportunities are presented by Web 2.0, for example blogs,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Phenomenology, Student Teachers
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Nkambule, Thabisile; Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The concept of student teaching practice is globally rooted in training pre-service teachers to work within diverse schools and learner populations, in dissimilar contexts. It is also a drive towards the development of knowledge, professionalism, sense of efficacy, and flexibility in their performance and interactions. There is seemingly little…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Professional Education
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