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Hammack, Rebekah; Ivey, Toni – School Science and Mathematics, 2017

Research indicates that teacher efficacy influences student achievement and is situation specific. With the Next Generation Science Standards calling for the incorporation of engineering practices into K-12 classrooms, it is important to identify teachers' engineering teaching efficacy. A study of K-5 teachers' engineering self-efficacy and…

Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Engineering Education, Self Efficacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Moseley, Christine; Utley, Juliana; Angle, Julie; Mwavita, Mwarumba – School Science and Mathematics, 2016

The increasing popularity of including environmental topics and issues in school curricula has created a need for effective environmental education teachers. One way to evaluate teacher effectiveness is through teacher efficacy, a belief measure that evaluates a teacher's perception that he/she can teach effectively. Research suggests that…

Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Surveys

Newton, Kristie Jones; Leonard, Jacqueline; Evans, Brian R.; Eastburn, Julie A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2012

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between mathematics content knowledge and teacher efficacy during an elementary mathematics methods course. A positive moderate relationship between content knowledge and personal teaching efficacy was found, and this relationship was stable during the course. No relationship was found…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness

Rethlefsen, Ann Lyle; Park, Hyesung – School Science and Mathematics, 2011

This study took place at a mid-sized, Midwestern university located in a mid-sized town. The researchers developed the BAR model to teach mathematics methods both in the classroom and in the field. The preservice teachers took Enochs, Smith, and Huinker's Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (MTEBI) on the first and last day of class.…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Field Experience Programs, Teaching Methods

Moseley, Christine; Bilica, Kimberly; Wandless, Ana; Gdovin, Ralph – School Science and Mathematics, 2014

This qualitative case study sought to investigate what relationship exists between teaching efficacy and cultural efficacy of novice science teachers in high-needs, high-minority urban schools. One major theme--the importance of establishing positive teacher-student relationships--surrounding teaching efficacy in the context of cultural efficacy…

Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Teacher Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers

Moseley, Christine; Taylor, Bryan – School Science and Mathematics, 2011

The context and nature of teacher efficacy beliefs provide a method upon which to explore science teachers' perceptions of their teaching effectiveness and student achievement as a function of ethnicity. Promotion of a more in-depth knowledge of science teaching efficacy requires cross-sectional and longitudinal investigations. In this study, a…

Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, Ethnicity, Teacher Effectiveness

Bates, Alan B.; Latham, Nancy; Kim, Jin-ah – School Science and Mathematics, 2011

This study examined preservice teachers' mathematics self-efficacy and mathematics teaching efficacy and compared them to their mathematical performance. Participants included 89 early childhood preservice teachers at a Midwestern university. Instruments included the Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale (MSES), Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs…

Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy

Matney, Gabriel; Jackson, Jack L., II.; Panarach, Yupadee – School Science and Mathematics, 2016

This article presents our work in translating the Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (MTEBI) from English to Thai and our resulting investigation of validity with Thai preservice teachers. The translation process occurred over several meetings between two U.S. mathematics educators and one Thai mathematics educator. To check for…

Descriptors: Test Validity, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness

Goodson-Espy, Tracy; Cifarelli, Victor V.; Pugalee, David; Lynch-Davis, Kathleen; Morge, Shelby; Salinas, Tracie – School Science and Mathematics, 2014

This study explored how mathematics content and methods courses for preservice elementary and middle school teachers could be improved through the integration of a set of instructional materials based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). A set of eight instructional modules was developed and tested. The study involved 7…

Descriptors: Methods Courses, Course Content, Mathematics Education, Program Improvement

Brown, Amy Bingham – School Science and Mathematics, 2012

In Florida, recent legislative changes have granted community colleges the ability to offer baccalaureate degrees in education, frequently to non-traditional students. Based on information obtained from the literature covering preservice teachers' math knowledge, teachers' efficacy beliefs about math, and high-stakes mathematics testing, a study…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Student Teacher Attitudes

Swars, Susan Lee; Daane, C. J.; Giesen, Judy – School Science and Mathematics, 2006

The study investigated the relationship between mathematics anxiety and mathematics teacher efficacy among elementary preservice teachers. Participants included 28 elementary preservice teachers at a mid-size university in the southeastern United States who had just completed a mathematics methods course. Data sources included the Mathematics…

Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers

Angle, Julie; Moseley, Christine – School Science and Mathematics, 2009

The purpose of this study was to compare teacher efficacy beliefs of secondary Biology I teachers whose students' mean scores on the statewide End-of-Instruction (EOI) Biology I test met or exceeded the state academic proficiency level (Proficient Group) to teacher efficacy beliefs of secondary Biology I teachers whose students' mean scores on the…

Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Predictor Variables

Cone, Neporcha – School Science and Mathematics, 2009

Bandura (1997) contends that when compared to other sources of efficacy, mastery experiences, when presented appropriately, have the most powerful influence on self-efficacy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of community-based service learning (CBSL) experiences on preservice elementary teachers' personal self-efficacy…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education

Knaggs, Christine M.; Sondergeld, Toni A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2015

Academic science achievement of U.S. students has raised concerns regarding our ability as a nation to compete in a global economy. Additionally, research has shown that many elementary teachers have weak science content backgrounds and had poor/negative experiences as students of science, resulting in a lack of confidence regarding teaching…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Self Efficacy

Buss, Ray R. – School Science and Mathematics, 2010

The study was conducted to examine preservice, elementary teachers' efficacy for teaching science and mathematics as compared with other elementary content. The instrument assessed efficacy for teaching (EFT) five elementary content areas: science, mathematics, reading, classroom management, and general instruction. Three hundred twenty-five…

Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures