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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
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
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
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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
Rich, Peter Jacob; Jones, Brian; Belikov, Olga; Yoshikawa, Emily; Perkins, McKay – Online Submission, 2017
STEM, the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is increasingly being promoted in elementary education. However, elementary educators are largely untrained in the 21st century skills of computing (a subset of technology) and engineering. The purpose of this study was to better understand elementary teachers'…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Chao, Chih Nuo Grace; Forlin, Chris; Ho, Fuk Chuen – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This study investigated changes in teacher self-efficacy for inclusive practice using a mixed method research design. Participants were 417 in-service teachers in Hong Kong taking a 1-week basic teacher-training course about inclusive education. Data were collected pre and post participation in the course using the Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion
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Jochum, Christopher; Rawlings, Jared R.; Tejada, Ana María – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Spanish teachers' feelings of self-efficacy can provide an important measure of their abilities to be effective in the classroom and, perhaps, affect student achievement. There is a need for qualitative research focused on the lived experiences of inservice foreign language teachers while they are immersed in the target culture in order to better…
Descriptors: Spanish, Language Teachers, Study Abroad, Self Efficacy
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Nunn, Gerald D.; Jantz, Paul B. – Education, 2009
This study examined the impact of Response to Intervention-Involvement (RtI-INV) and Response to Intervention-Implementation (RtI-IMP) variables associated with teacher efficacy beliefs by 429, K-12 teachers and support professionals trained to implement Response to Intervention (RtI) methodologies. The Teacher Efficacy Belief and Behavior…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy
Wiedlich, David Matthew – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research study explored perceived influence of an instructional coaching program on teacher self-efficacy based on voluntary participation in comparison to mandated participation. At the time of this study, the literature on instructional coaching incorporated studies that tie instructional coaching to increases in teacher self-efficacy;…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Self Efficacy, Teacher Participation, Comparative Analysis
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Ortaçtepe, DenIz; Akyel, Ayse S. – TESOL Journal, 2015
The purpose of the present study is twofold: (1) to investigate the relationship between the efficacy of teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) and their self-reported practice of communicative language teaching (CLT) and (2) to examine the impact of an in-service teacher education program on teachers' efficacy and self-reported and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Teachers, Faculty Development, Communicative Competence (Languages)
Guerrant, Lisa Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of eleven early childhood educators who participated in a professional development program. The study was guided by the central research question, "What are the perceptions of early childhood educators on the professional development program as it relates to teacher efficacy, engagement,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Newgent, Rebecca A.; Higgins, Kristin K.; Lounsbery, Karyl L.; Behrend, Bonni Nickens; Keller, Elizabeth A. – ERS Spectrum, 2011
An assessment of a brief, but intensive modified Bully Busters universal prevention program on measures of teacher efficacy, teacher self-efficacy, teacher skills and knowledge about peer victimization, and teacher-reports of students' peer victimization was conducted with 30 elementary school teachers. Paired-samples "t" tests revealed…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intervention, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Gaudreau, Nancy; Royer, Égide; Frenette, Éric; Beaumont, Claire; Flanagan, Tara – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
We examined a training program in classroom management in relation to the efficacy beliefs of elementary school teachers. The training program used a quasi-experimental design with a waitlist control group. Twenty-seven elementary school teachers in the greater Quebec City area participated. The repeated measures ANOVA results revealed positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
Mahoney, Erin E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
One of many problems schools face today is the ability to implement effective professional development (PD) for staff. Research on this topic has shown a lack of follow through on the school district's part to offer consistent and effective PD to our teachers (Daegan & Bean, 2015). With the adoption of Smarter Balanced state testing in New…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Mongillo, Maria Boeke – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2016
Teacher self-efficacy is the belief a teacher holds that he or she can make a difference in student achievement, even when the student is difficult or unmotivated (Guskey & Passaro, 1994). It has been linked to positive teacher practices and student outcomes. This mixed methods study of preservice elementary and early childhood math teachers…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Self Efficacy
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