Search results for: Efficacy
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The Efficacy of Embedding Special Education Instruction in Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States
This study examined the effects of embedding special education instruction into preservice general education assessment courses. Participants were 208 teacher candidates in the United States enrolled in a required evaluation and measurement course. The results suggest the need to provide faculty in the content area adequate professional development opportunities to ensure that current special education best practices are embedded across the curriculum of teacher candidates.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2009
Turkish Preservice Science Teachers’ Efficacy Beliefs Regarding Science Teaching and their Beliefs about Classroom Management
The article explored Turkish preservice teachers science teaching and science efficacy. 584 teachers were tested utilizing the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument and the attitudes and beliefs on classroom control (ABCC) inventory and data analysis indicated that preservice science teachers generally expressed positive efficacy beliefs regarding science teaching.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2008
A large portion of teachers will be teaching with more than one level. The professional knowledge and skills that are relevant and necessary to teaching effectively in single-grade contexts are also relevant and necessary for effective multigrade teaching. The paper makes a comparison between multigrade and single-grade teaching in terms of outcomes and teaching practices and highlights the importance of effective teacher education programmes that cater for the needs of teachers in a broad rather than a narrow sense.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2008
“Maybe I can teach those kids.” The influence of contextual factors on student teachers’ efficacy beliefs
A study was conducted to explore whether schools settings (i.e. rural, suburban and urban) play a role in determining student teachers' efficacy beliefs. Research participants included 102 student teachers, and all three setting groups showed significant increases in teachers' sense of efficacy following their student teaching.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2008