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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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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
Wohlgamuth, Kelly Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the perceived teacher efficacy in co-teaching in inclusive classrooms among Resident Educators in Ohio. Novice teachers are required to participate in the program for the first four years of their teaching experience. Research shows that co-teaching is a necessary and effective practice in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion
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Meristo, Merilyn; Ljalikova, Aleksandra; Löfström, Erika – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This research focuses on experienced Estonian teachers' pre-service school practice. Each one of the 19 teachers interviewed in this study had over 25?years of professional experience. We were interested in their recollections of their pre-service school practice and the impact that their experience had on them professionally. The results indicate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Recall (Psychology), Program Effectiveness
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Ahsan, M. Tariq; Sharma, Umesh; Deppeler, Joanne M. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2012
This paper reports on pre-service teachers' preparedness for inclusive education in Bangladesh through measuring their perceived teaching-efficacy, concerns and attitudes towards inclusive education and identifying predictor variables that contribute to those three variables. Using two standardized scales with 1,623 pre-service teachers from 16…
Descriptors: Barriers, Preservice Teacher Education, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries
Ledford, Alice T. – Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 2011
Today's teachers and administrators must educate students for character. But, teachers are inconsistently prepared for this challenge. This descriptive study examined teachers' sense of efficacy for character education among pre-K-12 teachers based on their type of character education training. The Character Education Efficacy Belief Instrument…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Personality, Teacher Certification
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Pendergast, Donna; Garvis, Susanne; Keogh, Jayne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Pre-service teacher education programs play an important role in the development of beginning teacher' self-efficacy and identity. Research suggests that this development is influenced by the "apprenticeship of learning". However, there remains limited research about the self-efficacy beliefs and identity construction of beginning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Self Efficacy
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Savolainen, Hannu; Engelbrecht, Petra; Nel, Mirna; Malinen, Olli-Pekka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Although there are clear differences in national policies regarding inclusive education, the international debate has not fully considered their impact on implementation within different countries, for example on teacher education. This paper reports on results from a comparative study of in-service teachers' attitudes and self-efficacy in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Inclusion, Self Efficacy
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Jimenez-Silva, Margarita; Olson, Kate; Hernandez, Norma Jimenez – Teacher Educator, 2011
As our schools become increasingly diverse and the effects of immigration can be felt across the nation, some states have mandated that preservice teachers take endorsement courses that focus on teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) with the purpose of ensuring that teachers are able to meet ELLs' social and academic needs. A significant…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Stewart, Trae; Allen, Kay W.; Bai, Haiyan – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2011
This study aimed to determine if pre-internship teacher education students' participation in service-learning activities in K-12 classrooms would significantly affect their teachers' sense of efficacy (TSE). A secondary focus sought to determine if one type of service-learning activity (e.g., whole-class instruction) would affect teacher efficacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy
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Garvis, Susanne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
Significant research has been conducted into the positive effects of arts education on social and intellectual development of students across the ages of 10-15 years. Teacher competence for teaching the arts however does not appear to be as positive. A worldwide trend suggests pre-service teachers exhibit low confidence and content knowledge for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Investigations, Self Efficacy, Cognitive Processes
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Buss, Ray R. – School Science and Mathematics, 2010
The study was conducted to examine preservice, elementary teachers' efficacy for teaching science and mathematics as compared with other elementary content. The instrument assessed efficacy for teaching (EFT) five elementary content areas: science, mathematics, reading, classroom management, and general instruction. Three hundred twenty-five…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures
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Bruinsma, Marjon; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This study investigated 198 pre-service teachers' intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for becoming teachers and focused on the distinction between adaptive motives, which promote lasting and effective engagement, and maladaptive motives, which promote superficial engagement. We examined the relationships with teacher self-efficacy, the quality of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Incentives, Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
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Wiens, Peter D. – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher education has recently come under attack for its perceived lack of efficacy in preparing teachers for classroom duty. A lack of comprehensive research in teacher education makes it difficult to understand the effects of teacher education programs on student learning. There is a missing link between what happens in teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
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Loreman, Tim; Sharma, Umesh; Forlin, Chris – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper reports the results of an international study examining pre-service teacher reports of teaching self-efficacy for inclusive education; principally focusing on the explanatory relationship between a scale designed to measure teaching self-efficacy in this area and key demographic variables within Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Knowledge Level, Self Efficacy
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