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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30021

Title: Professional development effects on teacher efficacy: Results of a randomized field trial
Authors: Ross, John A.
Bruce, Catherine D.
Keywords: Mathematics education
Professional development
Teacher efficacy
Social cognition theory
Classroom management
Classroom success
Grade 6
Mathematics teachers
Classroom techniques
Teacher effectiveness
Self efficacy
Academic achievement
Teacher persistence
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Ross, J. A. & Bruce, C. D. (2007). Professional development effects on teacher efficacy: Results of a randomized field trial. Journal of Educational Research, 101(1), 50-60. doi:10.3200/JOER.101.1.50-60
Abstract: We designed a professional development (PD) program to increase the teacher efficacy of mathematics teachers. We randomly assigned 106 grade 6 teachers in one school district to treatment and control conditions in a delayed treatment design. The PD explicitly addressed four sources of teacher efficacy information identified in social cognition theory (Bandura, 1997). Treatment teachers outperformed control group teachers on three measures of teacher efficacy but results were statistically significant only for efficacy for classroom management. We attributed the teacher efficacy effects of the PD (6% of the variance) to the priority given in the PD to management of classroom discussions and overt attempts by PD leaders to redefine teacher conceptions of classroom success.
Description: *Corresponding author: Dr. John A. Ross, Professor & Centre Head, OISE/UT Trent Valley Centre, PO Box 719, 1994 Fisher Drive, Peterborough, ON K9J 7A1 CANADA
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30021
ISSN: 0022-0671 [print]
1940-0675 [online]
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