The Geography Teacher: a Measurement of Self-Efficacy

Authors: Christopher McCurley*,
Topics: Geography Education
Keywords: Geography Education, Social Studies, Teacher Efficacy, Self-Efficacy
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Wilson A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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Teacher efficacy conversations continue to infiltrate the K-12 education literature, as researchers attempt to uncover deficiencies, misconceptions, and practices of education practitioners. The purpose of this study is to report self-efficacy survey data on geography content teachers in one Texas’ Education Service Center Regions. This research consisted of 271 participants that were licensed social studies teachers that taught at least one geography content course during the 2016-2017 academic year. The survey collected information on participant demographics, educational background, pre- and post-service training, and self-reporting efficacy to provide a foundation for understanding what teacher preparation improvements are needed to address the deficiency in geography education. The results of this survey are part of a larger mixed methods study and are intended to identify characteristics, patterns, phenomenon within the sample population.

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