A Comparative Analysis Of Elementary Education Teacher Self-Efficacy

A Comparative Analysis Of Elementary Education Teacher Self-Efficacy

by Sarah Clark, Clark Sarah
     
 

Since the RAND corporation study of more than three decades ago, researchers have continued to demonstrate that a teacher's sense of efficacy is one of few teacher characteristics related to student achievement. So what helps to build teacher self-efficacy? In recent years, researchers have established that experiences such as student teaching are highly influential…  See more details below

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Since the RAND corporation study of more than three decades ago, researchers have continued to demonstrate that a teacher's sense of efficacy is one of few teacher characteristics related to student achievement. So what helps to build teacher self-efficacy? In recent years, researchers have established that experiences such as student teaching are highly influential in the development of teacher self-efficacy as well as the degree and type of support that student teachers receive. Furthermore, establishing a strong belief in one's abilities to perform teaching tasks during the preservice teacher stage seems to have more of an impact than waiting until after a teacher is already in the classroom. These findings stress the important role and responsibility that teacher preparation programs play in developing and securing high teacher efficacy at a most influential time. Yet there are still many unanswered questions regarding how teacher preparation programs influence teacher self-efficacy. This book presents a timely study which looks at teacher self-efficacy at the conclusion of teacher training and tracks teachers into the classroom and to the end of their first year of teaching.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783838399133
Publisher:
AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KG.
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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