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Madimetsa, Joseph Mosoge; Challens, Branwen Henry; Mgadla, Isaac Xaba – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The challenge of low performing schools continues to rear its ugly head in many countries, including South Africa. The responses to low performance differ from country to country, but none of these have included the enhancement of collective teacher efficacy in their repertoire. Research shows that collective teacher efficacy is positively related…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, School Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Collegiality
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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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Glackin, Melissa; Hohenstein, Jill – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Teacher self-efficacy has predominantly been explored using quantitative instruments such as Likert scales-based questionnaires. Several researchers have questioned these methods, suggesting they offer only a limited view of the concept. This paper considers their claim by exploring the self-efficacy of UK secondary science teachers participating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Teacher Characteristics, Faculty Development
Akbari, Ramin; Tavassoli, Kobra – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Teacher efficacy is a topic of significance in mainstream education and various instruments have been developed to measure this construct. The available instruments however, are general both in terms of their subject matter and context. To compensate for this generality, the present study aims to develop a new teacher efficacy instrument whose…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
Awkard, Tiffany – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Teachers can regain their sense of efficacy if school leaders engage them in a systematic process, the Reflective Action Protocol, of reflecting on their classroom expectations and practices, making adjustments, and taking careful note of improvements in student learning. This process asks instructionally focused questions that push teachers to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Observation
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Kocabas, Sezai; Ozfidan, Burham; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
One of the most important goals of education is to ensure the quality of teaching and learning. Sense of teacher's self-efficacy affects the quality throughout the contribution to all stakeholders in educational process. The right of religious education is one of the essential rights in the world. Moreover, it has positive effect on the society by…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy, Test Construction
Heflebower, Tammy; Hoegh, Jan; Warrick, Phil – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Getting initial instruction right is essential for improving student and teacher efficacy. Teachers are more likely to hit the mark when they work with colleagues to unpack the standards before instruction. By designing what the authors call a "proficiency scale," and aligning instructional strategies for the varied levels, teachers can…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Collaboration, Academic Standards, Alignment (Education)
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Izadinia, Mahsa – English Language Teaching, 2011
Although critical pedagogy has defined new roles for teachers through which they can step beyond classroom concerns, there seems to be little attention to these roles in the conceptualization and measures of teacher efficacy. This study was an attempt to review the available literature and measures of teacher efficacy to find out whether the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Construct Validity, Teacher Effectiveness
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Snyder, Scott; Fisk, Timarie – Research in the Schools, 2016
Teaching artists have significant roles within K-12 schools. Although some research has been conducted to describe the characteristics, training, and employment experiences of teaching artists, no study has been conducted concerning the self-efficacy that such individuals have regarding teaching. The purpose of the study was to investigate the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Artists, Art, Art Education
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Park, Mi-Hwa; Dimitrov, Dimiter M.; Das, Ajay; Gichuru, Margaret – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
The "Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practices" (TEIP) scale is designed to measure teacher-self efficacy to teach in inclusive classrooms. The original study identified three scale factors: "efficacy in using inclusive instruction" ("EII"), "efficacy in collaboration" ("EC"), and "efficacy in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Rating Scales, Attitude Measures
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Killi, Carita; Kauppinen, Merja; Coiro, Julie; Utriainen, Jukka – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
This paper reports on two studies designed to examine pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. Study I investigated the measurement properties of a self-efficacy beliefs questionnaire comprising scales for computer self-efficacy, teacher self-efficacy, and self-efficacy towards technology integration. In Study I, 200 pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Adult Education, Intervention
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Tsui, Cynthia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a driving force behind the curriculum reform in higher education around the world. The current study, drawn from a larger project that involves an EMI teacher development program, explores subtle nuances of change in teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, employing Bandura's theory of self-efficacy (Bandura,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Efficacy, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Goldouz, Elnaz – Cogent Education, 2016
The present study aimed to contribute to the current findings of the relationship between collective efficacy perceptions of EFL teachers and their perception of teacher empowerment. To this end, 147 Iranian EFL teachers from a well-known institute in Tehran participated in the study. The instruments used were two questionnaires: Collective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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Hodges, Charles B.; Gale, Jessica; Meng, Alicia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This study was conducted to investigate eighth-grade science teachers' self-efficacy during the implementation of a new, problem-based science curriculum. The curriculum included applications of LEGO® robotics, a new technology for these teachers. Teachers' responded to structured journaling activities designed to collect information about their…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Self Efficacy
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