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Özokcu, Osman – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study aims to investigate the relationship between Turkish teachers' attitudes and their self-efficacy for inclusive practices using a relational survey design. Study participants included a total of 1163 preschool, classroom, subject-matter, and special-education teachers from four different geographical regions in Turkey. The data was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Inclusion
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Giles, Rebecca McMahon; Byrd, Kelly O.; Bendolph, Angelia – Cogent Education, 2016
Research has consistently shown that teacher efficacy is related to a variety of desirable student outcomes, thus, making teacher efficacy an important factor in high quality mathematics instruction. The purpose of this study was to determine elementary preservice teachers' self-efficacy beliefs related to teaching mathematics. Forty-one…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction
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
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Goddard, Yvonne L.; Kim, Minjung – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Teacher collaboration, instructional practices, and efficacy are linked in various ways in the literature. For example, in schools where teachers reported greater use of differentiated instruction, team collaboration and culture were reportedly higher (Smit & Humpert, 2012). Further, teachers' instructional mastery…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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Arslan, Emel – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
This study investigates the effect of preschool teachers' collective self-efficacy. A study group consists of 172 preschool teachers who are working in public preschools affiliated with the Ministry of National Education in different cities of Turkey. In this study, teacher self-efficiency scale is employed to assess professional efficiency…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Epps, Rebekah B.; Foor, Ryan M. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2015
The teacher shortage in the United States is a continuous problem for the American education system. Maintaining a high level of job satisfaction of teachers is an important goal for administrators, superintendents, and school systems. Employees who are more satisfied are generally more productive and committed to the profession. Beliefs in…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Teacher Shortage, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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Hosford, Susan; O'Sullivan, Siobhán – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Teacher efficacy represents a key construct in exploring successful implementation of inclusive policy. Teachers' impression of school climate is shown to relate to teacher efficacy; however, few studies pay due deference to its context/specific conceptualisation, with a particular lacuna in research noted in an Irish mainstream primary school…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Mainstreaming, Inclusion
Persinski, Jacqueline L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This research study analyzed the impact of teacher self-efficacy and student engagement on eleventh-grade South Carolina U.S. History and Constitution end-of-course state exam scores. Research questions centered on analyzing the relationships between the variables of teacher efficacy, student engagement, and student achievement as measured by the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Grade 11, United States History
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van der Scheer, Emmelien A.; Visscher, Adrie J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Despite the emphasis on data-based decision making (DBDM) in educational policy in several countries, evidence regarding the intended effect of improved student achievement is still scarce. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a DBDM intervention on teacher efficacy. This study incorporates an experimental longitudinal research…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Intervention, Teacher Effectiveness
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Temiz, Tugba; Topcu, Mustafa Sami – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between preservice teachers' (PTs) teacher efficacy beliefs and their constructivist-based teaching practices. Data were gathered through the questionnaire (Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale) and the observation protocol (Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol) administered to the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Beliefs, Constructivism (Learning)
McGowan, Jessica – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships of teacher efficacy and student influence to teacher behaviors within the classroom among mid-Atlantic high school teachers. The population studied consisted of secondary teachers who instructed multiple subject areas within grades 9 through 12. A survey was conducted to collect…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Teachers, Grade 9
Brown, Natalie Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand how utilizing the Core Knowledge Sequence and aligned curricular resources influenced teachers' perceived self-efficacy for a sample of Arizona elementary charter school teachers. The sample for this study was a convenience sample of 15 elementary teachers, who were currently…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Case Studies
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Gonzalez, Alejandro; Peters, Michelle L.; Orange, Amy; Grigsby, Bettye – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
In the United States, teachers' job-related stress and self-efficacy levels across all grades are influenced in some manner by the demands of high-stakes testing. This sequential mixed-methods study aimed at examining the dynamics among assigned subject matter, teacher job-related stress, and teacher self-efficacy in a large south-eastern Texas…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Self Efficacy, Stress Variables, Teacher Surveys
Akbari, Ramin; Tavassoli, Kobra – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Teacher efficacy is a topic of significance in mainstream education and various instruments have been developed to measure this construct. The available instruments however, are general both in terms of their subject matter and context. To compensate for this generality, the present study aims to develop a new teacher efficacy instrument whose…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Calik, Temel; Sezgin, Ferudun; Kavgaci, Hasan; Cagatay Kilinc, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between school principals' instructional leadership behaviors and self-efficacy of teachers and collective teacher efficacy. In this regard, a model based on hypotheses was designed to determine the relationships among variables. The study sample consisted of 328 classroom and branch…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Elementary Schools
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