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Bebas, Christina – School-University Partnerships, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the elements of the professional development schools (PDS) model used at ABC University to consider its effect on beginning teacher persistence/ retention. A mixed methods design was utilized to explore the perceptions of graduates of the program who have remained in the teaching profession and…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Self Efficacy, Beginning Teachers
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Seals, Christopher; Mehta, Swati; Berzina-Pitcher, Inese; Graves-Wolf, Leigh – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
This paper explores challenges of teaching in relation to teachers' efficacy for 49 teachers who were part of a year-long teacher development program (PD) called the UrbanSTEM program. This program took place in an urban school district that serves over 300,000 students. This research asked if there are common challenges that urban teachers face…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Education, Science Teachers, STEM Education
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Yoo, Julia H. – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2016
The current study examined the effect of an online professional development learning experience on teachers' self-efficacy through 148 (Male = 22; Female = 126) K-12 teachers and school educators. The Teachers' Self-Efficacy Scale (TSES) developed by Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk Hoy (2001) was administered twice with a five-week gap. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Learning Experience, Teacher Effectiveness
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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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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
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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Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia; Knight, Stephanie L.; Favre, David E.; Ikhlef, Atman – Teacher Development, 2017
Qatar is undergoing major educational reform that is shifting its educational policy toward an instructional orientation grounded in constructivism and student-centered instruction. Differences in cultural conceptions of knowledge acquisition and the purpose of education are examined to highlight challenges to Qatar's reform implementation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Behavior, Self Efficacy
McCluskey, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Income disparity continues to increase across the United States as more students are coming from environments of low-income homes, racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds limited English proficiency, and high mobility rates which have contributed to disparity in educational achievement. The overarching question that drove this study was…
Descriptors: School District Wealth, Self Efficacy, Teacher Expectations of Students, High Schools
Al-Shukri, Abdullah Khamis – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research has documented that teacher self-efficacy has positive impacts on different aspects of teaching and learning. Yet, research on teacher self-efficacy in the field of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) is relatively limited. Considering the powerful impacts of teacher self-efficacy on teaching and learning, it is crucial to pursue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Anderson, Emily Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Teachers in a classical Christian environment oftentimes are not taught in the classic manner themselves, requiring different training from that in teacher-education programs. This study compared teacher self-efficacy between traditional Christian-education environments and classical Christian-education environments. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Grounded Theory
Griffin, Lauren Elyse – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Increasing teacher efficacy poses challenges to educational leaders, highlighting the need for a study of the awareness and development of strengths related to teacher efficacy. The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of the awareness and development of strengths on teachers' perceived self-efficacy, as well as to determine if…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience
Cooper, Calvin H., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Consistent with a recognized challenge across the United States, the local problem addressed in this study was teachers' inability to implement new technologies in the classroom. Professional development is the channel through which teachers improve, and high-quality professional development has been shown to enhance teacher efficacy. Professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Technological Literacy
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Srivastava, Anugamini Priya; Dhar, Rajib Lochan – European Journal of Training and Development, 2015
Purpose: This study aims to develop the scale for perception of training comprehensiveness and attempts to examine the influence of perception of training comprehensiveness on role behaviour: teachers' efficacy as a mediator and job autonomy as a moderator. Design/methodology/approach: Through the steps for a generation, refinement, purification…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Outcome Measures, Rating Scales, Program Validation
Mathis, Dawn L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to evaluate Elementary and Secondary teachers' attitudes, efficacy, and cultural proficiency with mainstream ELL students. This study further explored teachers' beliefs toward professional development, differentiating curriculum and instruction, and understanding language acquisition with mainstream ELL students. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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