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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
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
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Christophersen, Knut A.; Elstad, Eyvind; Turmo, Are; Solhaug, Trond – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study focuses on how different educational programmes contribute to student teachers efficacy for classroom management and their abilities to provide learning opportunities and good classroom outcomes. Data were gathered from 491 student teachers attending different teacher education programmes in Norway and analysed via structural equation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Student Teachers
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Hoi, Cathy Ka Weng; Zhou, Mingming; Teo, Timothy; Nie, Youyan – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The aim of the current study is to develop and validate an instrument to measure the four sources of teacher efficacy among Chinese primary school teachers. A 26-item Sources of Teacher Efficacy Questionnaire (STEQ) was proposed with four subscales: mastery experience, vicarious experience, social persuasion, and physiological arousal. The results…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Liaw, En-Chong – Teacher Development, 2017
To investigate the context-related teacher efficacy (TE) of experienced teachers in Taiwan, this study examined elementary English teachers more than a decade after a major educational reform to determine whether their TE levels were affected by school location (e.g. urban vs. suburban). The 438 responses to the adapted Teacher Efficacy Scale…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Language Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Kilinç, Ali Çagatay; Kosar, Serkan; Er, Emre; Ögdem, Zeki – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between bureaucratic school structures and teachers' self-efficacy. Participants included 252 teachers from 15 primary schools in Ankara, Turkey. Mean, standard deviation, correlation, and regression analyses were conducted. Results indicated that bureaucratic school structures and teacher…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Administrative Organization, Elementary School Teachers, Correlation
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Gregus, Samantha J.; Hernandez Rodriguez, Juventino; Pastrana, Freddie A.; Craig, James T.; McQuillin, Samuel D.; Cavell, Timothy A. – School Psychology Review, 2017
Teachers are key players in efforts to address school bullying and peer victimization. Recent studies found that teachers' responses to peer victimization can vary based on their beliefs and attitudes. We examined relations among teacher self-efficacy, teachers' intentions to use recommended antibullying practices, and peer victimization as rated…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Bullying, Intervention, Teacher Attitudes
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Althauser, Krista – Teacher Development, 2015
A quantitative approach was used to investigate the impact of a district-wide, job-embedded mathematics professional development program on elementary teachers' general and personal efficacy. This investigation was based on the principles of mathematics professional development, efficacy theory, and student achievement. It was designed to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Mathematics Instruction
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Dixon, Felicia A.; Yssel, Nina; McConnell, John M.; Hardin, Travis – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
Teachers often struggle to provide all students access to specific learning activities that work best for them--and what works best for some students will not work for others. Differentiating instruction makes sense because it offers different paths to understanding content, process, and products, considering what is appropriate given a child's…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Heterogeneous Grouping
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Katz, Sara; Stupel, Moshe – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Individuals and societies that can use mathematics effectively in this period of rapid changes will have a voice on increasing the opportunities and potentials which can shape their future. This has brought affective characteristics, such as self-efficacy, that affect mathematics achievement into focus of the research. Teacher efficacy refers to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Epstein, Ann; Willhite, Gary L. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
Teacher efficacy is the belief teachers have in their ability to impact student learning. Efficacy includes teacher confidence in instructional, management and collaboration skills. The following study addresses teacher efficacy in an Early Childhood Professional Development School (PDS). The PDS experience provides an opportunity for mentor…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Teaching Skills
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Pierce, Stephanie – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Education research has established a significant relationship between collective teacher efficacy and student achievement. This study considered the relationship between emotional intelligence of elementary school principals and collective teacher efficacy as perceived by teachers' and principals' self-report. Study findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Effectiveness
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Özokcu, Osman – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study aims to investigate the relationship between Turkish teachers' attitudes and their self-efficacy for inclusive practices using a relational survey design. Study participants included a total of 1163 preschool, classroom, subject-matter, and special-education teachers from four different geographical regions in Turkey. The data was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Inclusion
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Giles, Rebecca McMahon; Byrd, Kelly O.; Bendolph, Angelia – Cogent Education, 2016
Research has consistently shown that teacher efficacy is related to a variety of desirable student outcomes, thus, making teacher efficacy an important factor in high quality mathematics instruction. The purpose of this study was to determine elementary preservice teachers' self-efficacy beliefs related to teaching mathematics. Forty-one…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction
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
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