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Branscombe, Peter – ProQuest LLC, 2017
According to literature, African American male students are disproportionately placed in special education programs throughout our national public school systems. Therefore, this study was intended to examine factors that may influence a teacher's decision to recommend students for special education services. The target population for this study…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Wang, Li-Yi; Jen-Yi, Li; Tan, Liang-See; Tan, Irene; Lim, Xue-Fang; Wu, Bing Sheng – Australian Educational Researcher, 2016
This study adopted a pragmatic qualitative research design to unpack high and low efficacy teachers' task analysis and competence assessment in the context of teaching low-achieving students. Nine secondary school English and Science teachers were recruited and interviewed. Results of thematic analysis show that helping students perform well in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Task Analysis, Qualitative Research
Hazelton, Marnie R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the implementation of PBL in a high needs district had a positive impact on teacher self-efficacy, student engagement and student motivation. In general, the findings indicated that the implementation of PBL increased teacher self-efficacy and led to an increase in student motivation and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Self Efficacy, Common Core State Standards
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Lotter, Christine; Smiley, Whitney; Thompson, Stephen; Dickenson, Tammiee – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study investigated a professional development model designed to improve teachers' inquiry teaching efficacy as well as the quality of their inquiry instruction through engaging teachers in practice-teaching and reflection sessions. The programme began with a two-week summer Institute focused on both inquiry pedagogy and science content and…
Descriptors: Models, Faculty Development, Training Methods, Middle School Teachers
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Garvis, Susanne – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
In 2008, 201 beginning generalist teachers throughout Queensland, Australia, responded to a questionnaire intended to create a snapshot of current self-efficacy beliefs towards teaching music. Beginning teachers were asked to rank their perceived level of teacher self-efficacy for music, English and maths. Results were analysed through a series of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Self Efficacy, Music Education, Mathematics Education
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Pedota, Paul J. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
As they embrace their new profession, teachers across the country face many challenges as they strive to reach all students and have each succeed. Student success or lack of success impacts teacher self-efficacy, and ultimately the decision as to whether to remain in the profession. This article explores how teachers can support the academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Concept
JohnBull, Ranjini Mahinda – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study sought to determine the nature of the relationship between cultural competence and teacher efficacy. According to 30 years of NAEP data, stagnant achievement among minority students persists; among factors related to student achievement, teacher efficacy represents the school-related variable that is most closely correlated and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teacher Effectiveness, Correlation, Outcomes of Education
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Sokal, Laura; Sharma, Umesh – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
The study examined concerns, attitudes, and teacher efficacy of 131 in-service, Kindergarten to Grade 8 teachers in three school divisions in Manitoba, Canada. Analyses were conducted to identify the relationships between teachers' back-ground variables, their attitudes and concerns about teaching in inclusive classrooms, and their efficacy for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Mehdinezhad, Vali; Mansouri, Masoumeh – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between school principals' leadership behaviours and teachers' sense of self-efficacy. The research method was descriptive and correlational. A sample size of 254 teachers was simply selected randomly by proportional sampling. For data collection, the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale of…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Durowoju, Esther O.; Onuka, Adams O. U. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The paper investigated the effect of teacher self-efficacy enhancement and school location on students' achievement in Economics in Senior Secondary School in Ibadan Metropolis of Oyo State, Nigeria. Three hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Multi-stage sampling technique was adopted in the study. Four Local Government Areas (two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, School Location
Rew, W. Joshua – ProQuest LLC, 2013
School principals have a small to moderate influence on student achievement; however, this influence is largely indirect via the behaviors, beliefs, knowledge, practices, and competencies of their teachers. Despite a growing number of studies examining the indirect influence of school principals on student achievement, there is still much to know…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
Knapp, Amanda Kristen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of use of selected constructivist instructional practices and level of teacher efficacy in West Virginia secondary science classrooms. The study next sought to determine if a relationship existed between level of use of the constructivist practices and teacher efficacy. In addition the study…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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Swanson, Pete – Hispania, 2014
In this study, the researcher investigated Spanish teachers' sense of efficacy as it relates to their students' achievement on the AATSP National Spanish Examinations. Results suggest that there is a link between Spanish teacher efficacy and students' scores on the exams. That is, the higher one's belief about his or her…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Althauser, Krista L. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Using a Mixed Methods approach, this study investigated changes in levels of self-efficacy among elementary preservice teachers following a semester course on teaching elementary students' mathematics. Participants in this study included 347 preservice elementary teachers at a mid-size regional university who had just completed an elementary…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
Adams, Karri Campbell – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to contribute to a limited body of research on the impact of the role of the school-level instructional technology facilitator on teacher technology efficacy. This mixed-methods study involved the administration of a survey instrument designed to measure teacher technology efficacy, the Computer Technology Integration…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Teacher Competencies
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