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Nollner, Julie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined teacher efficacy and teacher commitment in recent graduates of a preservice teacher education program. Specifically, an exploratory analysis on the qualities of these graduates that were related to teacher efficacy and teacher commitment after completion of the preservice teacher education program was conducted. Participants…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education
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Dunn, Karee E.; Rakes, Glenda C. – Learning Environments Research, 2011
Influenced by work on learner-centred education, teacher efficacy and teachers' concerns, we conducted an investigation of the influence of 185 preservice teachers' teacher efficacy and concerns on their learner-centred beliefs. Learner-centred beliefs were selected for the purposes of this study as the best indicator of future teaching actions…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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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Evans-Palmer, Teri – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2016
Teaching art well in the Conceptual Age requires more from preservice art teachers than knowledge and skills; candidates will need capacities that inspire joy, empathy, and innovation (Pink, 2006). Dispositions that contextualize these capacities come from the affective aptitudes of teachers' inner lives where feelings, perceptions, and beliefs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Self Efficacy, Humor
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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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Gresham, Gina – Teaching Education, 2008
This study investigated the relationship between mathematics anxiety and mathematics teacher efficacy among 156 elementary pre-service teachers from a university in the southeastern United States. Data sources included the Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale (MARS), Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument, and pre-service teacher interviews.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Rating Scales, Mathematics Teachers
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Dunst, Carl J.; Bruder, Mary Beth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
This paper includes results from a study that examined the relationships between teacher discipline, type of teaching degree, and teacher feelings of preparedness and the self-efficacy beliefs (competence and confidence) of early intervention and preschool teachers with regard to either natural environment or inclusion practices. The participants…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Preschool Teachers, Special Education Teachers
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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
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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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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Paneque, Oneyda M.; Barbetta, Patricia M. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2006
This study examined the teacher efficacy of special education teachers of English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities by surveying 202 elementary special education teachers. Overall participant teacher efficacy scores were high. No statistically significant differences in efficacy scores were found for levels of teacher preparation, number…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Azar, Ali – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
The purpose of this study was to compare the levels of pre-service and in-service secondary science teachers' self efficacy beliefs relating to science teaching and to analyze the change of these beliefs according to their demographic characteristics such as gender, the graduate school type, teaching experience and major. The study was conducted…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Teachers, Teaching Experience, Science Instruction
Richardson, Greer M.; Liang, Ling L. – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2008
Preservice teachers enrolled in a two-part course entitled Investigations in Mathematics and Science (IMS) were provided inquiry-based mathematics and science instruction in order to develop both content and process skills. This investigation sought to determine the pedagogical nature of the course and the impact it had on its participants.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Cone, Neporcha – School Science and Mathematics, 2009
Bandura (1997) contends that when compared to other sources of efficacy, mastery experiences, when presented appropriately, have the most powerful influence on self-efficacy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of community-based service learning (CBSL) experiences on preservice elementary teachers' personal self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education
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Boz, Yezdan; Boz, Nihat – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This study examined the relationship between prospective teachers' concerns about their teaching and their beliefs about their sense of efficacy. Three hundred and thirty-nine prospective teachers participated in this study. Two instruments, the "Teaching Concerns Checklist" and the "Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Beliefs Scale",…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Correlation, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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