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Phillips, Daniel M. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between teacher efficacy levels and fifth grade Virginia SOL Mathematic achievement. This study sought to determine the extent to which personal efficacy, general efficacy, and total efficacy account for fifth grade Virginia Standards of Learning Mathematic achievement over and above…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Self Efficacy
JohnBull, Ranjini Mahinda – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study sought to determine the nature of the relationship between cultural competence and teacher efficacy. According to 30 years of NAEP data, stagnant achievement among minority students persists; among factors related to student achievement, teacher efficacy represents the school-related variable that is most closely correlated and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teacher Effectiveness, Correlation, Outcomes of Education
Combee, Susan W. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Administrative support plays a vital role in the self-efficacy of special education teachers (Otto & Arnold, 2005). In order to meet the education needs of special education students and comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004) and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB, 2002), education leaders and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Compliance (Legal), Correlation, Administrator Role
Addison, Alan Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study explores the relationship between the length of student-teaching experiences and new teacher efficacy. Each year thousands of prospective new teachers endure the interview processes to be hired, complete induction programs, and begin their careers only to determine that the teaching profession is not what they assumed it would be. Local…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility
O'Hara, Jane A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between Collective Teacher Efficacy and minority student achievement gap over and above that explained by socioeconomics, school size, and prior achievement gaps for Black and Hispanic students with White students. Forty-seven Virginia middle schools were selected to participate in the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Middle Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Brooks, Sherri L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this correlational study was to determine if there was a relationship between professional learning community (PLC), personal teacher efficacy (PTE), and student achievement. The study examined teacher perception of PLC implementation and PET as it related to student achievement at the high school level on the Virginia End-of Course…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
McDowell, Mary Collier – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which Collective Teacher Efficacy explained the variance in Black and Hispanic enrollment in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes. In order to achieve this purpose, survey research methodology was employed with Virginia high schools as the unit of study. Fifty-three…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Advanced Placement, Research Methodology, School Size
Vaughan, Jennifer Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Supporting and retaining new teachers is an ever-growing challenge faced by school districts across the nation (Anhorn, 2008; Ingersoll & Strong, 2011; Lieberman, Saxl, & Miles, 1988; Lorti, 1975). One way that many schools approach this opportunity to support new teachers is through teacher mentoring programs (Goldrick, 2016; Gray &…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Influences, Mentors
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Holden, Heather; Rada, Roy – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2011
The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) represents how users come to accept and use a given technology and can be applied to teachers' use of educational technologies. Here the model is extended to incorporate teachers' perceived usability and self-efficacy measures toward the technologies they are currently using. The authors administered a survey…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy, Educational Technology
Kitchens, Kelly McMillan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With an estimated 40 to 50% of teachers leaving the classroom within their first 5 years (Arnett, 2017; Haynes, Maddock, & Goldrick, 2014; Ingersoll, 2012; Neason, 2014; Phillips, 2015; Riggs, 2013), some have espoused that a well-conceived and well-implemented teacher induction program with a strong emphasis on mentoring will not only…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Kern, Ben D.; Graber, Kim C. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2017
Program satisfaction, self-efficacy to change, and willingness to change, are dispositions that influence physical education teacher change. The study purpose was to validate an instrument measuring program satisfaction, self-efficacy to change, and willingness to change relative to teachers' likelihood to change. A 15-item Teacher Change…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Self Efficacy
Cromartie, Michael Tyrone – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The aim of this study was to determine the organizational characteristics and behaviors that contribute to sustaining a culture of academic optimism as a mechanism of student achievement. While there is a developing research base identifying both the individual elements of academic optimism as well as the academic optimism construct itself as…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Culture, Positive Attitudes, Academic Achievement
Engstrom, Joy Nichole – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The presence of challenging and violent behaviors that pose risks to the overall safety and the educational learning experience in the public education setting have been on the rise in recent years. Traditional reactive, coercive, and punitive measures to address these behaviors have been futile. Congress responded to the national increase in…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation, Functional Behavioral Assessment
Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Debates over the efficacy of tenure are longstanding but tenure reform is now more prominent in the public eye given recent high-profile legislative battles in states like Ohio and Wisconsin. This focus on tenure also is a natural outgrowth of the large body of research showing that differences between individual teachers can have profound effects…
Descriptors: Tenure, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Teacher Effectiveness
Overbaugh, Richard; Lu, Ruiling – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2008
In response to the need to train teachers to effectively integrate technology into elementary and secondary education, a teacher professional development program funded by a federal grant provided a selection of instructional technology integration courses to K-12 teachers. This study investigated the impact of these courses on the course…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy, Technology Integration
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