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Lemon, Narelle; Garvis, Susanne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Self-efficacy is an important motivational construct for primary school teachers (teachers of children aged 5-12 years) within Australia. Teacher self-efficacy beliefs will determine the level of teacher confidence and competence to engage with a task. In this study, we explore engagement with digital technology and the associated learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy
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Goroshit, Marina; Hen, Meriav – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Teachers' social-emotional competencies seem to play a significant role in promoting social-emotional learning in schools. Empathic teachers were found to possess a higher level of morality; to communicate more successfully with their students; to encourage them to forge empathic relationships; and to successfully motivate their students. Yet,…
Descriptors: Empathy, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Wan, Sally Wai-Yan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Catering for learner diversity is one of the key areas in the recent educational reform in Hong Kong. Pre-service teacher education acts as a fundamental way to equip pre-service teachers ready for accommodating diverse learning needs and to build up pre-service teachers' self-efficacy. The purpose of the study is to examine prospective teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Questionnaires, Focus Groups
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Ciampa, Katia; Gallagher, Tiffany L. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This case study research reports on elementary (grade 8) and secondary school (grade 9) teachers' participation in job-embedded, professional learning and engagement in collaborative inquiry. Teachers constructed an inquiry-oriented media literacy unit following the collaborative inquiry model. The current study sought to investigate how…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry, Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Haworth, Penny; McGee, Alyson; MacIntyre, Lesieli Kupu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Current professional development initiatives show a preference for whole school approaches. However, pedagogy related to English language learners (ELLs) is often not widely dispersed in New Zealand primary schools, impacting on teacher efficacy with these learners. This paper discusses findings from a qualitative study which aimed to identify…
Descriptors: Educational Change, English Language Learners, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research
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Han, Insook; Shin, Won Sug; Ko, Yujung – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The student teaching experience has been considered important in establishing pre-service teachers' beliefs and attitudes towards their teaching. However, few studies have investigated the effect of student teaching experiences as an educational intervention for increasing technology integration--especially pre-service teachers' pedagogical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching, Self Efficacy
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Rhoades, Jesse – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards offers a voluntary advanced certification for K-12 teachers. The majority of teachers who pursue this professional development program live in the USA, although there are National Board Certified teachers across the globe. This study examined National Board Certified Physical Education…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Rating Scales, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy
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Bruggink, M.; Goei, S. L.; Koot, H. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Mainstream primary school teachers generally acknowledge the need to implement adaptive teaching; however, meeting a variety of students' needs is a challenge. Studies have addressed the conditions under which teachers attribute their (in)capacities, but these have mainly involved vignettes. Therefore, it remains unknown whether teachers are…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Special Needs Students, Mainstreaming, Self Efficacy
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Gibbs, Simon; Miller, Andy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The retention and resilience of teachers are subject to many influences. Children's behaviour is often cited as a major source of stress for teachers and a challenge to their resilience. We suggest that an understanding of teachers' attributions and efficacy beliefs may provide the foundations for work to support teachers. We outline…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Resilience (Psychology), Well Being, Student Behavior
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Veldman, Ietje; Admiraal, Wilfried; van Tartwijk, Jan; Mainhard, Tim; Wubbels, Theo – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Many teachers experience their profession as stressful, which can have a negative impact on their job satisfaction, and may result in burnout, absenteeism, and leaving the profession. The relationship with students can have both positive and negative implications for the job satisfaction of teachers, both early and later in their careers. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Job Satisfaction
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Klug, Julia; Bruder, Simone; Schmitz, Bernhard – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Diagnosing is one of teachers' key competences. Lately, a new model of teachers' diagnostic competence and therewith a new measurement method focusing on diagnosing students' learning behavior in an interdisciplinary approach have been developed. They can build a basis for promoting teachers' diagnostic competence. However, some questions relevant…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Competence, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes
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Liou, Yi-Hwa; Daly, Alan J.; Canrinus, Esther T.; Forbes, Cheryl A.; Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Cornelissen, Frank; Van Lare, Michelle; Hsiao, Joyce – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This exploratory study foregrounds the important, but often understudied social side of pre-service teacher development and its relation to teaching performance in one university-based teacher preparation program in the US. We examine the extent to which pre-service elementary teachers' social relationships and perceptions of peer trust and…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
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Cakir, Ozler; Alici, Devrim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
The main objective of this study was to compare pre-service English teachers' self-efficacy beliefs with the instructors' views of the teaching competence of these pre-service teachers. Thirty-nine student teachers (13 males and 26 females) and five female instructors participated in the study. For data collection, student teacher and instructor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study was to examine teacher learning in terms of teachers' professional agency in the professional community of the school. Altogether 2310 Finnish comprehensive school teachers completed a survey. Results showed that teachers' active efforts to learn in the professional community and to promote school development cannot be…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Communities of Practice
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Hatlevik, Ida Katrine Riksaasen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This longitudinal study examines connections between 110 teachers' perceived professional competence acquired during professional preparation and later perceptions as schoolteachers in Norway. The results indicate that theoretical understanding plays an important role in schoolteachers' professional competence development and that prospective and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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