Teacher Efficacy Research Paper by Nicky

Teacher Efficacy
Literature review that examines teacher efficacy.
# 148489 | 5,301 words | 13 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2011 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory)

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This paper focuses on three primary aspects of teacher efficacy including the characteristics of the concept of teacher efficacy, the impact of teacher efficacy on student achievement and teacher efficacy and variety of instruction. It is an extensive literature review which critically examines various studies on this topic by noted scholars in the field. The first section gives a working definition of teacher efficacy based on various articles. Next, the paper explores the profound influence of teacher efficacy on student achievement. Several studies are noted that support the role of teachers and student performance. Finally, the paper discusses the vital role of teacher efficacy and literacy instruction, citing that it will have an impact of student achievement throughout their education. The paper concludes by stating that high levels of teacher efficacy lead to innovative practices and the implementation of new types of curriculum.


Literature Review
Description/Characteristics of Teacher Efficacy
How Teacher Efficacy Impacts Learning/Student Achievement

From the Paper:

"The article further explains that other theories of teacher efficacy also developed as a result of research. One such strand was developed by Bandura (1977) who found the teacher efficacy was actually perceived as a type of self efficacy in which individuals form opinions about their ability to perform at a specific level. These opinions that people hold about themselves are evident in the amount of effort that people make, their persistence levels when they face adversity, the amount of stress they feel when working through difficult circumstances, and the manner in which they deal with failure. The author explains that these two different but linked conceptual theories are responsible for the lack of clarity concerning the nature of teacher efficacy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anderson, R., Greene, M., & Loewen, P. (1988). Relationships among teachers' and students' thinking skills, sense of efficacy, and student achievement. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 34(2), 148-165.
  • Bandura, A. (1977). Self-efficacy: Toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychological Review, 84, 191-215.
  • Cantrell S. C., Callaway P. (2008) High and low implementers of content literacy instruction: Portraits of teacher efficacy. Teaching and Teacher Education 24 (2008) 1739- 1750
  • Goddard R.D. , Hoy, W. K. , and Anita Woolfolk Hoy. (2004) Collective Efficacy Beliefs: Theoretical Developments, Empirical Evidence, and Future Directions Educational Researcher, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 3-13
  • Guskey, T. R., & Passaro, P. D. (1994). Teacher efficacy: A study of construct dimensions. American Educational Research Journal, 31, 627-643.

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