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DeMauro, Anthony A.; Jennings, Patricia A. – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2016
Teachers' efficacy beliefs play an important role in how they create quality learning environments. When pre-service teachers (also known as initial teacher trainees) develop strong efficacy beliefs, they can be confident in their abilities to be successful teachers once they enter the field. One way pre-service teachers obtain efficacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes
Curry, Tiffany D. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
For decades, researchers have studied teacher efficacy. In the past decade or so, however, collective teacher efficacy has been at the forefront of educational research as an extension of teacher self-efficacy. Educational researchers have been studying this construct to determine its impact on student achievement, teacher quality, and school…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Prelli, Gail E. – English Language Teaching, 2016
Leaders search for effective leadership practices to ensure success. A quantitative study was conducted to determine what behaviors a leader could use to improve collective teacher efficacy at the level of the entire faculty and at the level of grade level teams. This article focuses on using the inverse relationship between transformational…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Administrator Behavior
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Christophersen, Knut A.; Elstad, Eyvind; Turmo, Are; Solhaug, Trond – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study focuses on how different educational programmes contribute to student teachers efficacy for classroom management and their abilities to provide learning opportunities and good classroom outcomes. Data were gathered from 491 student teachers attending different teacher education programmes in Norway and analysed via structural equation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Student Teachers
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de Boer, Eveline; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; van Driel, Jan H. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
To increase the teacher efficacy of student teachers, they need positive classroom experiences: mastery experiences. These mastery experiences have to be created by the student teachers themselves. Therefore, student teachers need a tool to better understand problematic teaching experiences and help them create positive classroom experiences. Nine…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Yoo, Julia H. – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2016
The current study examined the effect of an online professional development learning experience on teachers' self-efficacy through 148 (Male = 22; Female = 126) K-12 teachers and school educators. The Teachers' Self-Efficacy Scale (TSES) developed by Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk Hoy (2001) was administered twice with a five-week gap. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Learning Experience, Teacher Effectiveness
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Thomas, Kendra E.; Mucherah, Winnie M. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study's purpose was to examine the self-efficacy of preservice teachers throughout an immersive learning semester and compare it with a control group. The study suggests that a community-based immersive program supports preservice teacher efficacy development within the dynamic cultural context of families and schools. The immersive learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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Kilinç, Ali Çagatay; Kosar, Serkan; Er, Emre; Ögdem, Zeki – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between bureaucratic school structures and teachers' self-efficacy. Participants included 252 teachers from 15 primary schools in Ankara, Turkey. Mean, standard deviation, correlation, and regression analyses were conducted. Results indicated that bureaucratic school structures and teacher…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Administrative Organization, Elementary School Teachers, Correlation
Will-Dubyak, Kathryn Deeanne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research indicates that teachers benefit from education coursework in their preparation that provides opportunities to develop and practice pedagogical understandings (Darling-Hammond, 2000, 2006). Research also indicates that opportunities to enact learning from coursework are beneficial in teacher efficacy development within teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Skill Development, Evidence Based Practice
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Althauser, Krista – Teacher Development, 2015
A quantitative approach was used to investigate the impact of a district-wide, job-embedded mathematics professional development program on elementary teachers' general and personal efficacy. This investigation was based on the principles of mathematics professional development, efficacy theory, and student achievement. It was designed to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Mathematics Instruction
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Katz, Sara; Stupel, Moshe – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Individuals and societies that can use mathematics effectively in this period of rapid changes will have a voice on increasing the opportunities and potentials which can shape their future. This has brought affective characteristics, such as self-efficacy, that affect mathematics achievement into focus of the research. Teacher efficacy refers to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Epstein, Ann; Willhite, Gary L. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
Teacher efficacy is the belief teachers have in their ability to impact student learning. Efficacy includes teacher confidence in instructional, management and collaboration skills. The following study addresses teacher efficacy in an Early Childhood Professional Development School (PDS). The PDS experience provides an opportunity for mentor…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Teaching Skills
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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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
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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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