Proposal Title

An International Experience on Pre-Service Teachers' Sense of Efficacy

Location

Walsh B

Proposal Track

Research Project

Session Format

Presentation

Abstract

In this study, findings that measured the self-efficacy of pre-service teachers before and after they completed their teacher education professional practicum experience during a study abroad experience are described. The Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (Tschannen-Moran & Woolfolk Hoy, 2001) was administered prior to the pre-service teachers' professional practicum experience and after the experience had ended. Follow-up interviews were also conducted at the conclusion of the experience. Results indicate that the pre-service teachers' sense of self-efficacy was, for most items on the scale, unchanged by the practicum experience; however, for five items on the scale, the practicum experience abroad had a negative effect on the pre-service teachers' sense of self-efficacy.

Keywords

pre-service teachers, efficacy, professional practicum

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An International Experience on Pre-Service Teachers' Sense of Efficacy

Walsh B

In this study, findings that measured the self-efficacy of pre-service teachers before and after they completed their teacher education professional practicum experience during a study abroad experience are described. The Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (Tschannen-Moran & Woolfolk Hoy, 2001) was administered prior to the pre-service teachers' professional practicum experience and after the experience had ended. Follow-up interviews were also conducted at the conclusion of the experience. Results indicate that the pre-service teachers' sense of self-efficacy was, for most items on the scale, unchanged by the practicum experience; however, for five items on the scale, the practicum experience abroad had a negative effect on the pre-service teachers' sense of self-efficacy.