Closing the Gap: Studying Teacher Efficacy as an Influencing Factor of Outcomes of Students with Disabilities

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Title:
Closing the Gap: Studying Teacher Efficacy as an Influencing Factor of Outcomes of Students with Disabilities
Author:
Mahabadi, Jasmine
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Teacher efficacy has been linked to positive outcomes in general education students. The current study examined three special education teachers and one special education paraeducator at Catalina Magnet High School in Tucson, AZ. Efficacy levels of educators in personal and general teacher efficacy, student engagement, instructional strategies, and classroom management were measured and compared against subjective student outcomes as measured by open-ended interview questions. No correlation was found between personal teacher efficacy and subjective student outcomes of students with disabilities, the focus of the study; however, the findings point the direction for future research in the subject.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Family Studies and Human Development
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleClosing the Gap: Studying Teacher Efficacy as an Influencing Factor of Outcomes of Students with Disabilitiesen_US
dc.creatorMahabadi, Jasmineen_US
dc.contributor.authorMahabadi, Jasmineen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTeacher efficacy has been linked to positive outcomes in general education students. The current study examined three special education teachers and one special education paraeducator at Catalina Magnet High School in Tucson, AZ. Efficacy levels of educators in personal and general teacher efficacy, student engagement, instructional strategies, and classroom management were measured and compared against subjective student outcomes as measured by open-ended interview questions. No correlation was found between personal teacher efficacy and subjective student outcomes of students with disabilities, the focus of the study; however, the findings point the direction for future research in the subject.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily Studies and Human Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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