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Gonzalez, Alejandro; Peters, Michelle L.; Orange, Amy; Grigsby, Bettye – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
In the United States, teachers' job-related stress and self-efficacy levels across all grades are influenced in some manner by the demands of high-stakes testing. This sequential mixed-methods study aimed at examining the dynamics among assigned subject matter, teacher job-related stress, and teacher self-efficacy in a large south-eastern Texas…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Self Efficacy, Stress Variables, Teacher Surveys
Howell, Julie Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation study investigated the relationship of a 1:1 initiative with integrated digital learning teacher professional development and teacher self-efficacy. Proprietary survey data from PivotPoint Business Solutions was used to examine if a relationship existed. Phase 1 data were collected in the fall of 2016, prior to the 1:1…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy
Bustos Flores, Belinda; Claeys, Lorena; Gist, Conra D.; Riojas Clark, Ellen; Villarreal, Abelardo – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2015
To address the challenge of ensuring the quality of preparation of secondary mathematics and science teachers, this article describes the efforts of the "Academy for Teacher Excellence" (ATE; Flores et al., 2007), which received Transition to Teaching grants to establish the Accelerated Teacher Education Program (ATEP). ATEP's purpose…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Education Programs, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Torre Gibney, Daniela; Preston, Courtney; Drake, Timothy A.; Goldring, Ellen; Cannata, Marisa – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
This study examines how school structures and policies shape school culture to ultimately influence student success in one urban high school. We develop a model that explains how caring and personalized connections between students and teachers, coupled with a focus on academic press and support, interact with teacher efficacy to influence student…
Descriptors: Student Responsibility, High School Students, Case Studies, Educational Policy
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Tejeda-Delgado, Maria Del Carmen – International Journal of Special Education, 2009
Teacher efficacy and teacher tolerance, along with teacher gender, were examined for their relationship with the number of students teachers referred to special education. In a sample of 167 elementary school teachers from an urban school district in the State of Texas, no statistically significant relationships were yielded between teacher…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Putman, S. Michael; Starker-Glass, Tehia V.; Lewis, Chance W. – Urban Education, 2017
This article reports on the development and initial validation of the Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Self-Efficacy Scale. Data from 380 preservice and inservice teachers were used to examine the psychometric properties of the instrument. Exploratory factor analysis results suggested a one-factor structure consisting of 35 items and the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Self Efficacy, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Stevens, Tara; Aguirre-Munoz, Zenaida; Harris, Gary; Higgins, Raegan; Liu, Xun – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Profile analyses were used to investigate differences in the self-efficacy growth of teachers with more and less mathematics background as the teachers participated in professional development across two summers. Professional development activities were associated with increases in teachers' self-efficacy; however, without considering mathematics…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Bauml, Michelle – New Educator, 2014
This qualitative case study describes how one beginning primary grade teacher benefited from collaborative lesson-planning meetings with her grade-level colleagues. The teacher accumulated knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy, and professional contexts as she participated in planning meetings each week during her first year of teaching. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Chu, Szu-Yin – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Educating a nation of culturally, ethnically/racially, and linguistically diverse (CLD) students is one of the many challenges facing teachers and teacher educators, resulting in teachers' questioning their ability to improve learning for these groups. Yet teacher efficacy is significantly related to student achievement, motivation, and students'…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education
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Parsons, Lynn D.; Miller, Heather; Deris, Aaron R. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
The rise in the number of students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis combined with the educational trend toward inclusion for students with disabilities has led to an unprecedented number of these students placed in general education classrooms. General educators require appropriate training if these children are to be successful.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development
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Tran, Yune Kim – Multicultural Education Review, 2014
The increasing numbers of ELLs (English Language Learners) in U.S. classrooms has prioritized into building quality teacher education programs for teachers so that they have the pedagogical tools necessary to support their students. A continued focus with professional development at the local, state, and national level has gained momentum to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Mixed Methods Research
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Tran, Yune – Journal of Education and Learning, 2015
Increasing numbers of English Language Learners (ELLs) in U.S. classrooms have prioritized to building quality teacher education programs so that all teachers have the tools necessary to support their students. National, state, and local mandates have also enacted certain requirements to ensure that ELLs are receiving quality instruction with new…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Certification
Saenz, Gisela S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative study examined the relationship between teachers' sense of efficacy and school organizational health. Teachers' sense of efficacy was measured using three dimensions of teacher efficacy: efficacy in student engagement, efficacy in instructional strategies, and efficacy in classroom management. Organizational health was measured…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy
Grayson, Kristin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the relationships between teacher leadership, science teacher self-efficacy, and fifth-grade science student achievement in diverse schools in a San Antonio, Texas, metropolitan school district. Teachers completed a modified version of the "Leadership Behavior Description Question" (LBDQ) Form XII by Stogdill (1969),…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Grade 5
Estes, L. Karen; Owens, Carolyn; Zipperlen, Marlene – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine if a correlation exists between politically-oriented experiences and teacher candidates' sense of efficacy for political advocacy. Pre-service teacher candidates in a Texas university completed the Political Advocacy Scale of Efficacy for Teachers (PASET), a survey instrument designed to measure one's…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Advocacy, Correlation, Political Attitudes
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