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Woodcock, Stuart – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Teachers' judgments in their ability to motivate students and promote learning can play a vital role in determining a student's performance in the classroom and once a belief has been held for a long time, it can become difficult to change. Utilising a sample of 467 beginner and final year pre-service teachers training to become primary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Case Studies
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Slone, Mary Beth; Hancock, Mary D. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2008
The present study investigates, through path analytic techniques, the influence of teacher efficacy on the career indecision of pre-service teachers. The sample consists of 305 students enrolled in Teacher Education programs at two southeastern universities. Results indicate that general teacher efficacy and career self-efficacy have significant…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy
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Yildiz, Hatice; Akdag, Mustafa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The purpose of the research study was to investigate the effects of the metacognitive strategies used in the course Science and Technology Instruction-II on prospective teachers' metacognitive awareness, science teaching self efficacy belief and teacher self efficacy belief. The research group was composed of 87 third grade students from the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Colson, Tori; Sparks, Kelly; Berridge, Gina; Frimming, Renee; Willis, Clarissa – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
With increased emphasis on student achievement in schools, teacher education programs are challenged to meet the demand for highly effective teachers. Ensuring that pre-service teachers feel confident in their ability to teach, prompted one Midwestern University to implement an extended student teaching placement. The idea behind this endeavor was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Student Teaching
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Tuchman, Elie; Isaacs, Jenny – Educational Psychology, 2011
Formal pre-service training has been shown to be effective in building teacher self-efficacy beliefs. However, the impact of other, less formal, "teacher-like" pre-service experiences on the formation of efficacy beliefs has not previously been investigated. This study examines the associations between both formal and informal formative…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Jews, Day Schools, Self Efficacy
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Gurvitch, Rachel; Metzler, Michael W. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
A well defined line of research has been conducted on the role of self-efficacy (Bandura, A. (1977). Self-efficacy: toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. "Psychological Review", 84, 191-215.) in teaching and learning environments. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Laboratory-Based (LB) and Field-Based (FB)…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy
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Hao, Yungwei; Lee, Kathryn S. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
To promote technology integration, it is essential to address pre-service teacher (PST) concerns about facilitating technology-enhanced learning environments. This study adopted the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to investigate PST concern on Web 2.0 integration. Four hundred and eighty-nine PSTs in a teacher education university in north Taiwan…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration
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Swee-Choo, Pauline Goh; Kung-Teck, Wong; Osman, Rosma – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2012
Purpose: It is argued that the approaches to learning of students undergoing teacher training are likely to be related to their teaching and learning environment, especially as they move from a more regimented, structured learning environment in school to a tertiary learning environment that encourages more independent thinking and perhaps…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Academic Achievement, Teaching Skills, Self Efficacy
Freytag, Cathy E. – 2001
This study defined teacher efficacy beliefs, discussed teacher attitudes toward inclusion, and investigated the impact of preservice experiences. It hypothesized that there would be a significant mean difference in teachers' efficacy scores and the number of preservice courses addressing inclusion and that there would be a mean difference between…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming
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Romi, Shlomo; Leyser, Yona – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
The study examined attitudes towards inclusion and sense of efficacy of 1155 Israeli preservice teachers and variables related to these beliefs. Participants responded to an "Options related to inclusion scale", and a "Teacher efficacy scale". Findings revealed strong support for the principle of inclusion, yet also support for…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hebert, Edward; Lee, Amelia; Williamson, Lynn – Journal of Research and Development in Education, 1998
Examined the impact of teaching experience on teaching efficacy. Preservice and experienced teachers completed a modified Teacher Efficacy Scale and discussed factors affecting their sense of teaching efficacy. Results found quantitative and qualitative differences in preservice and inservice teachers' efficacy beliefs. Respondents overwhelmingly…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
Li, Xiaoping; Zhang, Mingyuan – 2000
This study investigated the effects of early field experiences on preservice teachers' teacher efficacy (TE) beliefs, a cognitive process in which teachers construct beliefs about their capacity to help students learn. The study also explored the effects of early field experiences on preservice teachers' TE beliefs in terms of their early field…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs
Bettenhausen, Sherrie; Rogers, Elisabeth Lodge – 1992
This investigation examined the relationship between personal efficacy ratings of preservice teachers seeking licensure in the area of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and performance ratings by their practicum supervisors. Forty-five teachers completing the Emotional Behavioral Disorders practicum at the University of Minnesota were asked…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Higher Education
Fraas, John W.; Russell, Gary; Newman, Isadore – 1997
Teacher efficacy has been identified as a variable that can influence teacher effectiveness. The results of methods designed to change teacher efficacy, however, have been mixed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possible impact on teacher efficacy of the FOCUS (1992) instructional method, which is designed to create an environment in…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study
Pigge, Fred L.; Marso, Ronald N. – 1993
A sense of efficacy, the extent to which teachers believe that they have the capacity to affect pupil performance, is related to both teaching behaviors and pupil performance. This study was designed to test the developmental hypothesis that teachers' sense of efficacy would increase during their successful progression through preservice training…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Career Development
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