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Riggs, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative correlational study addressed the concept that teacher-perceived high school principal leadership style correlated with teacher self-efficacy. A relationship existed between teacher self-efficacy and student outcomes and research indicated a relationship between leadership style and teacher self-efficacy. Also, the effect of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Principals, Leadership Styles
Curry, Tiffany D. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
For decades, researchers have studied teacher efficacy. In the past decade or so, however, collective teacher efficacy has been at the forefront of educational research as an extension of teacher self-efficacy. Educational researchers have been studying this construct to determine its impact on student achievement, teacher quality, and school…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
Will-Dubyak, Kathryn Deeanne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research indicates that teachers benefit from education coursework in their preparation that provides opportunities to develop and practice pedagogical understandings (Darling-Hammond, 2000, 2006). Research also indicates that opportunities to enact learning from coursework are beneficial in teacher efficacy development within teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Skill Development, Evidence Based Practice
Stuart, Charles Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teacher efficacy has been researched for over 30 years, teacher efficacy refers to the beliefs of teachers in their abilities to have an impact on classroom management. Classroom management skills have been proven to be a plaguing aspect of the teaching and learning process over the past century. This study answers question about classroom…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
White, Arnold Jeffery – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The essential goal of schooling is to create learning experiences that promote student achievement for students of all abilities and talents. Teacher efficacy is a construct that supports this goal because it has been demonstrated to improve the teaching and learning process and therefore increase student achievement. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
Persinski, Jacqueline L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This research study analyzed the impact of teacher self-efficacy and student engagement on eleventh-grade South Carolina U.S. History and Constitution end-of-course state exam scores. Research questions centered on analyzing the relationships between the variables of teacher efficacy, student engagement, and student achievement as measured by the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Grade 11, United States History
McGowan, Jessica – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships of teacher efficacy and student influence to teacher behaviors within the classroom among mid-Atlantic high school teachers. The population studied consisted of secondary teachers who instructed multiple subject areas within grades 9 through 12. A survey was conducted to collect…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Teachers, Grade 9
Brown, Natalie Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand how utilizing the Core Knowledge Sequence and aligned curricular resources influenced teachers' perceived self-efficacy for a sample of Arizona elementary charter school teachers. The sample for this study was a convenience sample of 15 elementary teachers, who were currently…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Case Studies
Singh, Nalini – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative study was to identify key emotional and social competencies required by school administrators to successfully meet the demands and responsibilities of their position. This study also investigated the influence of destructive leadership behavior (leadership toxicity). The participants are 202 teachers reporting on…
Descriptors: Principals, Emotional Intelligence, Instructional Leadership, School Culture
McCluskey, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Income disparity continues to increase across the United States as more students are coming from environments of low-income homes, racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds limited English proficiency, and high mobility rates which have contributed to disparity in educational achievement. The overarching question that drove this study was…
Descriptors: School District Wealth, Self Efficacy, Teacher Expectations of Students, High Schools
Parker, Jack Lee, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purposes of this study were twofold: determine how teacher perceptions change over time in their ability to create a desired effect on student learning and examine the differences between principal and teacher perceptions of teacher efficacy. Principals and teachers at 150 public schools, broken down as 50 from elementary schools with a grade…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Principals, Middle School Teachers
Al-Shukri, Abdullah Khamis – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research has documented that teacher self-efficacy has positive impacts on different aspects of teaching and learning. Yet, research on teacher self-efficacy in the field of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) is relatively limited. Considering the powerful impacts of teacher self-efficacy on teaching and learning, it is crucial to pursue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Snipes, Shaftina Fiesta – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological was to describe teacher efficacy in the lived experiences of secondary teachers actively engaged in the instructional coaching process. The theoretical framework guiding this study was Albert Bandura's (1992) social cognitive theory as it expounds upon the role efficacy plays in human agency as it…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
Anderson, Emily Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Teachers in a classical Christian environment oftentimes are not taught in the classic manner themselves, requiring different training from that in teacher-education programs. This study compared teacher self-efficacy between traditional Christian-education environments and classical Christian-education environments. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Grounded Theory
Polczynski, Casey Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In 2012, nearly 50% of elementary visual art teachers were itinerant. Itinerant visual art teachers face unique challenges such as traveling between multiple schools that may influence their teaching effectiveness. Despite these prominent challenges, little research has addressed the relationship between the loss of teacher efficacy from working…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Art Teachers, Art Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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