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Voelkel, Robert H., Jr.; Chrispeels, Janet H. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Research suggests effective professional learning communities (PLCs) enhance teacher collaboration and student achievement. Some studies indicate that these communities also predict greater collective efficacy, while others suggest teacher efficacy is predictive of teachers working together. Although studies have identified effective,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Correlation, Self Efficacy, Structural Equation Models
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Snyder, Scott; Fisk, Timarie – Research in the Schools, 2016
Teaching artists have significant roles within K-12 schools. Although some research has been conducted to describe the characteristics, training, and employment experiences of teaching artists, no study has been conducted concerning the self-efficacy that such individuals have regarding teaching. The purpose of the study was to investigate the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Artists, Art, Art Education
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Hen, Meirav; Goroshit, Marina – Cogent Education, 2016
Teachers' social-emotional competence is crucial for promoting a positive learning environment to the students. However, the research on teachers' social-emotional abilities is very limited. This study examined the relationship between emotional abilities and self-efficacies and empathy among teachers, hypothesizing that teachers' self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Relationship
Branscombe, Peter – ProQuest LLC, 2017
According to literature, African American male students are disproportionately placed in special education programs throughout our national public school systems. Therefore, this study was intended to examine factors that may influence a teacher's decision to recommend students for special education services. The target population for this study…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Mehdinezhad, Vali; Mansouri, Masoumeh – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between school principals' leadership behaviours and teachers' sense of self-efficacy. The research method was descriptive and correlational. A sample size of 254 teachers was simply selected randomly by proportional sampling. For data collection, the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale of…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Jaipal-Jamani, Kamini; Angeli, Charoula – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
The current impetus for increasing STEM in K-12 education calls for an examination of how preservice teachers are being prepared to teach STEM. This paper reports on a study that examined elementary preservice teachers' (n = 21) self-efficacy, understanding of science concepts, and computational thinking as they engaged with robotics in a science…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Nunn, Gerald D.; Jantz, Paul B. – Education, 2009
This study examined the impact of Response to Intervention-Involvement (RtI-INV) and Response to Intervention-Implementation (RtI-IMP) variables associated with teacher efficacy beliefs by 429, K-12 teachers and support professionals trained to implement Response to Intervention (RtI) methodologies. The Teacher Efficacy Belief and Behavior…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy
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Chu, Szu-Yin – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of the scale designed to investigate special education teachers' perceptions of their culturally responsive teaching (CRT) efficacy for teaching students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. The scale includes three components: collective teacher efficacy, CRT…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education
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von der Embse, Nathaniel P.; Sandilos, Lia E.; Pendergast, Laura; Mankin, Ariel – Grantee Submission, 2016
Educator stress has been linked to decreased job satisfaction, negative instructional practices, and poor student outcomes. However, it is unknown whether educators with high teaching efficacy may better cope with the test stress. As such, the primary purpose of the present investigation was to examine the complex relationship between teacher…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Teaching Conditions, Self Efficacy, Job Satisfaction
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Drape, Tiffany A.; Lopez, Megan; Radford, Donna – Career and Technical Education Research, 2016
The purpose of this case study was to examine the phenomenon regarding agriculture education teacher's efficacy by integrating the Next Gen Science Standards and other content areas into their classroom teaching. This was a single case study with two units of analysis consisting of two agriculture education programs in the Eastern United States…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Experienced Teachers, Self Efficacy, Faculty Development
Washington, Vanassa – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The overall aim of this quantitative non-experimental study was to investigate the degree to which content-focused professional development, active based-learning professional development and teacher self-efficacy predict student performance in reading, within persistently low-performing schools. The need to investigate professional development in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Faculty Development, Reading Achievement, Reading Teachers
Mahoney, Erin E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
One of many problems schools face today is the ability to implement effective professional development (PD) for staff. Research on this topic has shown a lack of follow through on the school district's part to offer consistent and effective PD to our teachers (Daegan & Bean, 2015). With the adoption of Smarter Balanced state testing in New…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Putman, S. Michael; Starker-Glass, Tehia V.; Lewis, Chance W. – Urban Education, 2017
This article reports on the development and initial validation of the Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Self-Efficacy Scale. Data from 380 preservice and inservice teachers were used to examine the psychometric properties of the instrument. Exploratory factor analysis results suggested a one-factor structure consisting of 35 items and the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Self Efficacy, Test Construction, Test Validity
Mozdzanowski, Sandra Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Despite a growing body of literature on the needs of beginning teachers, little is known about the impact of mentoring on K-12 beginning teachers' efficacy and commitment to teaching, and why beginning teachers in special education received less mentoring than their counterparts in general education. This qualitative phenomenological study…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Ates, Hüseyin; Saylan, Asli – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this research was to examine pre-service science teachers' academic motivation and academic self-efficacy toward biology. The sample consisted of 369 pre-service science teachers who enrolled in the faculty of education of two universities in Turkey. Data were collected through Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) (Glynn & Koballa,…
Descriptors: Investigations, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Ability
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