Search results for: Self efficacy
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Efficacy Beliefs of Special Educators: The Relationships Among Collective Efficacy, Teacher Self-Efficacy, and Job Satisfaction
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher self-efficacy, collective efficacy, and job satisfaction among special education teachers. The study further sought to examine any differences that may exist between teachers in different settings, of various certification types, and of varying teaching levels. The participants were seventy special education teachers. Results showed relationships between both teacher self-efficacy and job satisfaction, and teacher self-efficacy and collective efficacy existed.The implications of this study are that improving levels of teacher self-efficacy could improve levels of job satisfaction.
Updated: Jan. 09, 2011
The Design of Pre-service Inclusive Education Courses and their Effects on Self-efficacy: A Comparative Study
The current study compared two versions of a 13-week mandatory undergraduate inclusive education course to determine their effects on the self-efficacy of pre-service elementary education teachers. The study sought to determine whether there were differential effects of the two approaches - one based on a field-based placement and the other employing a course design approach derived from complex adaptive systems. The results showed statistically significant gains in self-efficacy for both approaches, although there were no statistically significant differences between versions of the course.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2010
Masks as Self-study. Challenging and Sustaining Teachers’ Personal and Professional Personae in Early–mid Career Life Phases
The article illuminates three early–mid career teachers’ self-study inquiries, focusing on mask work. Through mask inquiries, the teachers constructed, deconstructed and disclosed to themselves narratives of personal/professional identity. Subsequent improvisation with their masks is shown to engage teachers emotionally with tensions and dissonances within and between their various personae and personal, professional and political contexts at each of their respective career life phases.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
The current study examined pre-service teachers' efficacy in relation to the utilisation of microteaching as an assessment tool for postgraduate education students in Australia. The qualitative data revealed that pre-service teachers enter teaching in order to positively impact on children, yet are concerned about behaviour management in the classroom. In addition, this data highlighted the positive impact that microteaching had on their developing teacher identity.
Updated: Oct. 12, 2010
When Being Able is not Enough. The Combined Value of Positive Affect and Self-Efficacy for Job Satisfaction in Teaching
The authors examine the hypothesis that teaching effectively does not in itself guarantee satisfaction: positive affect and self-efficacy beliefs are needed. Hence, this study examines how good strategies and praxis interplay with positive affect and self-efficacy to determine a teacher's job satisfaction. Self-assessment scales, designed to assess the use of efficient teaching strategies and praxes, self-efficacy in teaching, positive affect and job satisfaction, were completed by 399 teachers.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Stimulating Teachers' Reflection and Feedback Asking: An Interplay of Self-Efficacy, Learning Goal Orientation, and Transformational Leadership
The purpose of the study was to investigate how teachers' reflection and feedback asking can be explained by occupational self-efficacy, learning goal orientation and transformational leadership. Data were collected from a survey completed by 456 teachers from a Dutch College for Vocational Education and Training. The findings show that occupational self-efficacy and learning goal orientation are positively related to reflection and feedback asking.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to test the factor structure of a recently developed Norwegian scale for measuring teacher self-efficacy, and (2) to explore relations between teachers' perception of the school context, teacher self-efficacy, collective teacher efficacy, teacher burnout, teacher job satisfaction, and teachers' beliefs that factors external to teaching puts limitations to what they can accomplish. Norwegian teachers in elementary school and middle school participated in this study.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010
Is The Motivation to Become A Teacher Related to Pre-service Teachers’ Intentions to Remain in The Profession?
The purpose of this study was to examine the concept of motivation to become a teacher. The authors focused on the distinction between adaptive motives and maladaptive motives. The authors also examined the relationships with teacher self-efficacy, the quality of the teacher training program, and the intention to remain in the profession. Pre-service teachers from university-based teacher training institutes at the Netherlands participated in the study. The results indicate the importance of intrinsic motives to become a teacher.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2010
This study investigates the attitudes of a sample of English, Maltese and German teachers toward the training they received to teach media education. The study also explores the teachers’ attitudes about whether and how media education should be taught in schools. The sample was consisted of 132 teachers from England, Malta and Germany. The results show that the participants felt least confident teaching television production, radio production, and website design.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2010
In this article, the authors examine technology integration through the lens of the teacher as an agent of change: What are the necessary characteristics, or qualities, that enable teachers to leverage technology resources as meaningful pedagogical tools? To answer this question, the authors discuss the literature related to four variables of teacher change: knowledge, self-efficacy, pedagogical beliefs, and subject and school culture. Implications are discussed in terms of both teacher education and professional development programs.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010