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Teacher efficacy: capturing an elusive construct
Abstract Teacher efficacy has proved to be powerfully related to many meaningful educational outcomes such as teachers’ persistence, enthusiasm, commitment and instructional behavior, as well asExpand
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Teacher Efficacy: Its Meaning and Measure
The theoretical and empirical underpinnings of teacher efficacy are examined to bring coherence to the construct and its measurement. First, we explore the correlates of teacher efficacy revealedExpand
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Changes in teacher efficacy during the early years of teaching: A comparison of four measures
Abstract Some of the most powerful influences on the development of teacher efficacy are mastery experiences during student teaching and the induction year. Bandura's theory of self-efficacy suggestsExpand
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Collective Teacher Efficacy: Its Meaning, Measure, and Impact on Student Achievement
This article is a theoretical and empirical analysis of the construct of collective teacher efficacy. First, a model of collective efficacy was elaborated for use in schools. Then, an operationalExpand
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Collective Efficacy Beliefs:Theoretical Developments, Empirical Evidence, and Future Directions
This analysis synthesizes existing research to discuss how teachers’ practice and student learning are affected by perceptions of collective efficacy. Social cognitive theory is employed to explainExpand
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The differential antecedents of self-efficacy beliefs of novice and experienced teachers.
Abstract Among the sources of teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs, mastery experiences are postulated to be the most potent. Thus it seems likely that other sources of self-efficacy would play a largerExpand
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Academic Optimism of Schools: A Force for Student Achievement
Researchers have been challenged to go beyond socioeconomic status in the search for school-level characteristics that make a difference in student achievement. The purpose of the present study wasExpand
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Teacher's academic optimism: The development and test of a new construct
Abstract The objective of this exploratory study of teacher beliefs was twofold: first, to determine whether the construct of academic optimism could be defined and measured as an individual teacherExpand
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Instructional leadership : a research-based guide to learning in schools
Chapter 1: Introduction to Teaching and Learning Chapter 2: Student Diversity Chapter 3: Student Abilities and Challenges Chapter 4: Learning Chapter 5: Motivation Chapter 6: Teaching Chapter 7:Expand
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