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Stipek, Deborah – Elementary School Journal, 2012
The cross-sectional study of factors predicting teacher self-efficacy involved surveys of 473 third- and fifth-grade, predominantly White female teachers in 196 schools. The schools served, on average, a relatively high proportion of students living in poverty and students of color. The findings indicate that the proportion of minority students in…
Descriptors: Poverty, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Grade 5
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Guo, Ying; Connor, Carol McDonald; Yang, Yanyun; Roehrig, Alysia D.; Morrison, Frederick J. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This study examined the effects of teacher self-efficacy, education, and years of experience on observed classroom practices across 2 dimensions--teacher support for student learning and time in academics--as they related to fifth-grade students' (n = 1,043) literacy skills. To address these issues, the study used longitudinal data from the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Literacy, Teacher Qualifications, Classroom Environment
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Haymore Sandholtz, Judith; Ringstaff, Cathy; Matlen, Bryan – Elementary School Journal, 2016
This study investigated the extent to which a state-funded teacher professional development program designed to improve K-2 science education led to changes that persisted beyond the funding period. The study used a longitudinal, mixed-methods approach and examined persistence of changes in teachers' content knowledge, self-efficacy, instructional…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Investigations
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Dumay, Xavier; Boonen, Tinneke; Van Damme, Jan – Elementary School Journal, 2013
In both the school effectiveness and the educational administration literature, growing attention has been paid to the extent of principal leadership effects and the means by which they affect school performance. The main goal of this study is to estimate the effects of principal leadership on students' achievement growth in mathematics over a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Principals, Models
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Ross, John A.; Hogaboam-Gray, Anne; Hannay, Lynne – Elementary School Journal, 2001
Examined effects of a change in teacher efficacy on primary school students' computer cognitions and skills when students moved to a new grade. Found that teacher efficacy explained 7 to 9 percent of student outcome variance. Effects were stronger when district inservice training was differentiated, distributed throughout the information period,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Amendum, Steven J.; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Ginsberg, Marnie C. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a classroom-teacher-delivered reading intervention for struggling readers called the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), designed particularly for kindergarten and first-grade teachers and their struggling students in rural, low-wealth communities. The TRI was delivered via an innovative…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Special Needs Students, Early Reading, Intervention
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Tschannen-Moran, Megan; McMaster, Peggy – Elementary School Journal, 2009
This quasi-experimental study tested the potency of different sources of self-efficacy beliefs. Respondents were primary teachers (N = 93) in 9 schools who completed surveys of their self-efficacy beliefs and level of implementation of a new teaching strategy for beginning readers before and after participating in 1 of 4 formats of professional…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Faculty Development, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cappella, Elise; O'Connor, Erin E.; McCormick, Meghan P.; Turbeville, Ashley R.; Collins, Ashleigh J.; McClowry, Sandee G. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
We investigate the classwide efficacy of INSIGHTS, a universal social-emotional learning intervention for early elementary grades, on observed teacher practices and student behaviors. Twenty-two elementary schools (87% free/reduced lunch) were randomly assigned to INSIGHTS or an attention-control condition. Kindergarten and first-grade classrooms…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Dembo, Myron H.; Gibson, Sherri – Elementary School Journal, 1985
Identifies the construct of teacher efficacy--the extent to which teachers believe they can affect student learning--and describes how it influences classroom behavior. The following major variables are considered in terms of development and enhancement of teacher efficacy: teacher education and socialization, personal teacher variables, school…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Behavior
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McMahon, Susan D.; Wernsman, Jamie; Rose, Dale S. – Elementary School Journal, 2009
In this study, 149 low-income, ethnically heterogeneous, fourth- and fifth-grade students completed self-report surveys in the fall and spring of 1 academic year. We examined classroom climate (satisfaction, cohesion, friction, task difficulty, and competition) and school belonging in relation to language arts and math and science self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Language Arts, Grade 5, Classroom Environment
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Geijsel, Femke P.; Sleegers, Peter J. C.; Stoel, Reinoud D.; Kruger, Meta L. – Elementary School Journal, 2009
In this study we examined the relative importance of teachers' psychological states, school organizational conditions (teacher collaboration and participative decision making), and the leadership practices (vision, individual consideration, and intellectual stimulation) of principals at their schools in explaining variation in teachers'…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Learning Activities, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy
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Neuman, Susan B.; Kaefer, Tanya; Pinkham, Ashley M. – Elementary School Journal, 2016
This study examined the efficacy of a shared book-reading approach to integrating literacy and science instruction. The purpose was to determine whether teaching science vocabulary using information text could improve low-income preschoolers' word knowledge, conceptual development, and content knowledge in the life sciences. Teachers in 17…
Descriptors: Low Income, Preschool Children, Literacy Education, Science Instruction
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Minke, Kathleen M.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Moorman Kim, Elizabeth; Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Koziol, Natalie A. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
Parental engagement is an important avenue for supporting student achievement. Positive relationships between parents and teachers are increasingly recognized as vital in this process. Most studies consider parents' and teachers' perceptions separately, and it is unknown whether shared perceptions of relationship quality matter with respect to…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Buck, Gayle A.; Cook, Kristin L.; Quigley, Cassie F.; Prince, Pearl; Lucas, Yvonne – Elementary School Journal, 2014
In this participatory action research study, we answered the question, How can we improve attitudes toward science education of the African American girls at an elementary school? Girls in grades 3-6 completed the Modified Attitudes toward Science Inventory. A purposeful sample of 30 girls participated in several focus-group interviews throughout…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Females, Scientific Attitudes
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Troia, Gary A.; Lin, Shin-ju Cindy; Cohen, Steven; Monroe, Brandon W. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This article reports the findings from a year-long study of 6 writing teachers in an urban elementary school who also received intensive professional development in writing instruction from a nonprofit organization. Repeated observations demonstrated that the teachers displayed consistency in their use of the core instructional elements associated…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Teachers
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