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Berg, David A. G.; Smith, Lisa F. – Issues in Educational Research, 2014
This study compared perceptions of teacher efficacy beliefs and concerns about teaching in pre-service teacher cohorts from New Zealand, Malaysia, and England. Participants were primary pre-service teachers from Malaysia (n = 53), New Zealand (n = 100), and England (n = 119), who completed the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy (long form)…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Gibbs, Simon; Elliott, Julian – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This paper reports a survey of primary school teachers' beliefs about working with poor readers. The primary research question was "does the way difficulties with reading are labelled affect the teachers' beliefs about their ability to intervene effectively?" An opportunity sample of teachers was surveyed using 2 questionnaires. One…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Labeling (of Persons), Dyslexia
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Gibbs, Simon; Powell, Ben – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Background: Previous work has yielded knowledge of teachers' attributions for children's behaviour. Other studies have helped to develop understanding of teachers' efficacy beliefs. Little work has been undertaken to examine teachers' efficacy beliefs with regard to classroom behaviour. Aims: This study aimed to investigate the relationship…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Strategies, Self Efficacy
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Ekins, Alison; Savolainen, Hannu; Engelbrecht, Petra – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
Policy and practice in relation to meeting the diverse needs of all children, including those with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities, is in a state of change in the UK. As a result, there is growing interest in and understanding of the need to focus on factors which impact on teachers' levels of self-efficacy in meeting the needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Self Efficacy, Special Education
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Muijs, Daniel; Reynolds, David – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2015
In this study, we looked at the relationship between teacher behaviors, teacher beliefs, teacher self-efficacy, and teacher subject knowledge with student achievement in mathematics. Data was collected from 103 primary school teachers and 2,148 students in the UK using achievement tests, classroom observation, and questionnaires. Structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Fogg-Rogers, Laura; Lewis, Fay; Edmonds, Juliet – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
Undergraduate education incorporating active learning and vicarious experience through education outreach presents a critical opportunity to influence future engineering teaching and practice capabilities. Engineering education outreach activities have been shown to have multiple benefits; increasing interest and engagement with science and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Self Efficacy, Engineering, Teacher Attitudes
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Klassen, Robert; Wilson, Elaine; Siu, Angela F. Y.; Hannok, Wanwisa; Wong, Marina W.; Wongsri, Nongkran; Sonthisap, Panwadee; Pibulchol, Chaleosri; Buranachaitavee, Yanisa; Jansem, Anchalee – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
In this study, we examine the teaching-related stress, self-efficacy, and occupational commitment of preservice teachers from two culturally western and two culturally eastern countries. The sample included 1,187 participants from Canada (n?=?379), England (n?=?203), Hong Kong (n?=?211), and Thailand (n?=?394). Self-efficacy partially reduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Anxiety, Self Efficacy
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Pattison, Elaine Margaret – Language Learning Journal, 2014
This article explores how Bourdieu's notion of "habitus" might be employed to shed light on the self-efficacy of primary teachers as they take on an additional specialism when modern foreign languages becomes statutory in primary schools in the new English National Curriculum in 2014. The article argues that Bandura's four principles of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Elementary School Teachers
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Jolliffe, Wendy; Snaith, Jessica – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
This paper examines the impact of supporting pre-service teachers to use cooperative learning in one initial teacher education institution in England. In a context where the government requires all teacher education to be "school-led" and where school partners do not commonly use cooperative learning (Baines, Rubie-Davies, and Blatchford…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Program Implementation
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Hardy, Graham; Spendlove, David; Shortt, Damien – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This two-part study tracks and measures the professional self-efficacy judgements of two cohorts of pre-service teachers (PST). In Part One, the GTCE's Code of Conduct and Practice (GTCE, 2009) was used to help form an instrument which tracked changes in the professional self-efficacy judgements of 211 PST through a one-year graduate program.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Webb-Williams, Jane – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
This small scale study examined gender differences in self-efficacy. 24 girls and 28 boys aged between 10 and 12 years completed self-efficacy questionnaires and attainment tests. The study was conducted in two primary school classrooms in England and the results indicated that gender differences in self-efficacy were significant with boys holding…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Avgousti, Charalambos – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The study discovered why teachers around the world choose the Teaching profession and the factors affecting their choices. The study is meaningful to teacher education curriculum developers and teacher recruiters, for revealing the effects of teachers' perceptions on their career planning and professional growth. The findings from inferential…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Performance Factors, Teacher Attitudes
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Putwain, David; Remedios, Richard; Symes, Wendy – Educational Psychology, 2016
Fear appeals are messages that focus on avoiding the negative consequences of failure. They are often used by teachers as a motivational tactic prior to high-stakes examinations. In this study, we examined whether 566 secondary school students, from 26 different classes, approaching high-stakes examinations appraised fear appeals as threatening or…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Ability, Secondary School Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Walshe, Nicola – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
There is general agreement that geographical information systems (GIS) have a place within the geography classroom; they offer the potential to support geographical learning, exploring real-world problems through student-centred learning, and developing spatial thinking. Despite this, teachers often avoid engaging with GIS and research suggests…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning)
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Worth, Jack; Sizmur, Juliet; Walker, Matthew; Bradshaw, Sally; Styles, Ben – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Teacher Observation intervention aimed to improve teacher effectiveness through structured peer observation. Teachers observe and are observed by their peers a number of times over the course of two years. It was delivered by the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol. CMPO researchers trained lead…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Observation, Peer Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
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