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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
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Yoo, Yang Seok – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Numerous studies have attributed gender difference in mathematics achievement to various sociocultural influences. Singapore is a country of higher gender equality as represented in the Global Gender Gap Index and Singaporean girls perform as well or higher than boys in international mathematics assessments. This study develops a conceptual model…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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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De Neve, Debbie; Devos, Geert – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The high turnover rates of beginning teachers are an issue of continuing concern in education. However, little is known about the motivational process that encourages beginning teachers to stay in the teaching profession. This study investigated how working conditions (job insecurity, teacher autonomy, collective responsibility, reflective…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Labor Turnover, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence
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Hodges, Charles B.; Gale, Jessica; Meng, Alicia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This study was conducted to investigate eighth-grade science teachers' self-efficacy during the implementation of a new, problem-based science curriculum. The curriculum included applications of LEGO® robotics, a new technology for these teachers. Teachers' responded to structured journaling activities designed to collect information about their…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Self Efficacy
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Hoffman, Jamie; Cummings, Kristen – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
When educating international special education teachers, teacher self-efficacy should be evaluated to better understand the effectiveness of training and the delivery of services to students with disabilities. Professionals in the field of disability services, from the United States, conducted a five-day seminar with special education teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Self Efficacy, Seminars
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Song, Jia – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
The current study aims to evaluate teachers' self-efficacy and attitudes towards inclusive classrooms in Japan and Korea. Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES; Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk, [Tschannen-Moran, M., 2001]) and Scale of Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusive Classrooms (STATIC; Cochran, [Cochran, H., 1998]) were completed by 191…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Bjerke, Annette Hessen; Eriksen, Elisabeta – Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
This article reports on the use of Rasch modelling to develop and validate an instrument measuring self-efficacy in tutoring children in primary mathematics (SETcPM). In response to the literature on teacher efficacy, the 20-item instrument aims to inform teacher educators, and is designed for novice pre-service teachers (nPSTs) preparing to teach…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Mathematics
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Sharp, Ann C.; Brandt, Lorilynn; Tuft, Elaine A.; Jay, Sandy – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This research investigates relationships between prospective teachers' self-efficacy of literacy instruction and their growing knowledge of literacy essentials. An instrument was used that is one part self-ratings of confidence levels in teaching specific literacy skills and one part assessment of literacy knowledge required to teach those skills.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Literacy Education
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Sezgin, Ferudun; Erdogan, Onur – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study explores the predictive influence of primary school teachers' academic optimism, hope and zest for work on perceptions of their self-efficacy and success. A total of 600 teachers were selected through stratified sampling from 27 primary schools in central districts of Ankara, Turkey, to form the research sample. Intervariable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Success
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Berg, David A. G.; Smith, Lisa F. – Issues in Educational Research, 2014
This study compared perceptions of teacher efficacy beliefs and concerns about teaching in pre-service teacher cohorts from New Zealand, Malaysia, and England. Participants were primary pre-service teachers from Malaysia (n = 53), New Zealand (n = 100), and England (n = 119), who completed the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy (long form)…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Derrington, Mary Lynne; Angelle, Pamela S. – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2013
Teacher leadership studies have identified attributes of teachers who assume leadership roles. This study expands the literature by adding the theoretical frame of collective efficacy. The Teacher Leadership Inventory and the Teacher Efficacy Belief Scale-Collective were administered in two states to 1193 teachers in 50 schools; 719 teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Role, Leadership Qualities, Beliefs
Brenner, Korry – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study used a correlational design to examine the relationship between teacher efficacy and attitude toward change. The Teacher Efficacy Scale (TES) and Inventory of Attitude Toward Change Scale (IATCS), both multi-dimensional survey instruments with an established reliability and validity, were used to survey elementary (K-6) general…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, General Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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