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Garvis, Susie; Pendergast, Donna – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
In the middle years of schooling, spanning grades four to nine, it is common practice for generalist teachers to deliver integrated arts education. Research confirms that teacher effectiveness with the arts is influenced by their sense of efficacy, which is derived from a coalition of factors including confidence, competence, subject mastery and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Educational Experience
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Finch, Kim; Watson, Robert; MacGregor, Cynthia; Precise, Natalie – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2013
The purpose of this study was to gather information on experiences of general education teachers concerning inclusion practices for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In this case study third, fourth, and fifth grade general education teachers in a rural Southwest Missouri school district provided the data source to keep a narrowed…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Teachers, Needs
Goldhaber, Dan; Liddle, Stephanie; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2012
With teacher quality repeatedly cited as the most important "schooling" factor influencing student achievement, there has been increased interest in examining the efficacy of teacher training programs. This paper presents the results of research investigating the relationship between teachers who graduate from different training programs…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Evidence, Mathematics Tests
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Savas Basturk – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aim of this study was to determine pre-service teachers' perspectives on constructivism and its implementation in schools. In order to do this, a semi-structured interview was conducted with 12 primary pre-service teachers from the grades 2, 3, and 4. Four pre-service teachers were voluntarily selected from each grade for interview. Each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Primary Education
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Clark, Sarah K.; Jones, Cindy D.; Reutzel, D. Ray; Andreasen, Lindi – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2013
In this study, we tracked elementary preservice teachers' (N = 41) perceived ability to teach reading as they moved through their teacher preparation program. After graduation, we conducted follow-up teaching observations and interviews with five of these novice teachers to explore their perceptions about their ability to teach reading. An…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship, Elementary Education