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Takahashi, Sola – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
Teachers' efficacy beliefs are critical to improving student learning, but we have yet to fully understand how these beliefs develop. The prevailing model of teachers' efficacy development emerges from cognitive theories, but sociocultural theories may add insights to modeling the impact of teachers' school contexts. This case study takes a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Data
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Knoblauch, Dee; Hoy, Anita Woolfolk – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This study investigated student teachers' efficacy beliefs, collective teacher efficacy beliefs, and perceived cooperating teachers' efficacy beliefs. These student teacher beliefs were examined with the focus on context, primarily the school setting (i.e., rural, suburban, and urban), to determine whether setting played a role in the development…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Guo, Ying; Justice, Laura M.; Sawyer, Brook; Tompkins, Virginia – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
This study examined how teacher (teaching experience, perceptions of teacher collaboration and teacher influence) and classroom (children's engagement) characteristics predicted teacher self-efficacy for 48 preschool teachers in the U.S. Results showed a significant interaction effect between teachers' perceptions of collaboration and children's…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Influence, Preschool Teachers
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Kennedy, Sheryl Y.; Smith, Julia B. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2013
This study used Hierarchical Linear Modeling to analyze the relationship between school organizational behaviors and practices (at the school level) on teachers' reports of internal and external physiological sources of efficacy. Six hundred sixty-one teachers from 42 schools in the United States were surveyed to measure both individual sources of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Effectiveness, Reflective Teaching
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Malinen, Olli-Pekka; Savolainen, Hannu; Xu, Jiacheng – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Four-hundred-and-fifty-one in-service teachers from the Beijing municipality filled in a questionnaire containing a Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practices (TEIP) scale. The aim was to examine the factor structure of the TEIP scale among mainland Chinese in-service teachers, and to investigate the relationship between self-efficacy for inclusive…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion, Self Efficacy, Factor Structure
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Wheatley, K.F. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2005
This paper explores possible uses of teacher efficacy research by democratic teacher educators. The many possible meanings of teacher efficacy levels make it problematic for teacher educators to interpret and use teacher efficacy. Beneficial teacher efficacy doubts and problematic types of teacher efficacy confidence are identified, including…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Kim, Yeon Ha; Kim, Yang Eun – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
This study investigated profiles of South Korean early childhood educators' teacher self-efficacy and contributing factors to teacher self-efficacy. The contributing factors were examined with a focus on early childhood education (ECE) center climate and depression severity in teachers as well as teacher and classroom characteristics. The results…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation, Young Children
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Lee, Bridget; Cawthon, Stephanie; Dawson, Kathryn – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2013
This mixed-methods research study explores the potential relationship between the teacher self-efficacy and pedagogical conceptual change. The study context was a drama-based instruction professional development model that specifically sought to facilitate pedagogical conceptual change. Significant differences were present between elementary and…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Comparative Analysis
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Dellinger, Amy B.; Bobbett, Jacquline J.; Olivier, Dianne F.; Ellett, Chad D. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This paper distinguishes between teacher efficacy and teacher self-efficacy beliefs and describes a need for theory and research-based measures of teachers' self-efficacy beliefs that are grounded in the context of the classroom. To meet this need, a new measure of teacher self-efficacy beliefs, the Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs System-Self…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis, Beliefs
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O'Neill, Sue; Stephenson, Jennifer – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Beginning teachers that possess a good sense of efficacy are less likely to suffer stress, burnout, or attrition. This study reports final-year Australian pre-service primary teachers sense of efficacy scores and the sources of information that contributed to it. Results showed that our beginning teachers had a good sense of efficacy, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Beginning Teachers
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Skaalvik, Einar M.; Skaalvik, Sidsel – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
The purpose of this study was partly to test the factor structure of a recently developed Norwegian scale for measuring teacher self-efficacy and partly to explore relations between teachers' perception of the school context, teacher self-efficacy, collective teacher efficacy, teacher burnout, teacher job satisfaction, and teachers' beliefs that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Burnout
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Cho, YoonJung; Shim, Sungok Serena – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2013
The present study investigated contextual and personal factors associated with teachers' achievement goals for teaching. A total of 211 teachers completed an online survey. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that perceived school mastery goal structure and performance goal structure predicted teachers' mastery goals and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Online Surveys, Prediction, Goal Orientation
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Guo, Ying; Piasta, Shayne B.; Justice, Laura M.; Kaderavek, Joan N. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
This study examined the relations among preschool teachers' self-efficacy (n = 67), classroom quality (instructional and emotional support), and children's (n = 328) gains in print awareness and vocabulary knowledge over an academic year in the US. Results indicated that teachers' self-efficacy and classroom quality served as significant and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preschool Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Classroom Environment
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Bruce, Catherine D.; Esmonde, Indigo; Ross, John; Dookie, Lesley; Beatty, Ruth – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
This paper reports on the impact of a classroom-embedded professional learning (PL) program for mathematics teaching in two contrasting districts in Canada, and investigates the relationship between teacher efficacy and student achievement. Before the PL, District A had lower teacher efficacy and student achievement than District B, but after the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Prior Learning
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Malinen, Olli-Pekka; Savolainen, Hannu; Engelbrecht, Petra; Xu, Jiacheng; Nel, Mirna; Nel, Norma; Tlale, Dan – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explain teachers' perceived efficacy for teaching in inclusive classrooms by using a sample of 1911 in-service teachers from China, Finland, and South Africa. Bandura's theory of self-efficacy was used as a starting point to develop distinct models for each country. We found that in all countries, experience in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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