Title

Science teaching self-efficacy of culturally foreign teachers: A baseline study in Abu Dhabi

Source of Publication

International Journal of Educational Research

Abstract

The research presented describes an exploratory study examining the science teaching efficacy beliefs of culturally foreign teachers in Abu Dhabi's primary schools, private and public. A standardized teacher self-efficacy instrument (STEBI A) specific to science education was used to collect data on teachers' perceptions of their strengths and weaknesses in the area of science education. Results showed a much lower sense of self-efficacy in comparison to other studies elsewhere in the world, and indicate cultural adaptation - both personal and professional - may influence teaching efficacy of beginning and experienced teachers. Self-efficacy of teachers working within a culturally different environment is an underexplored field and is worthy of future research. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Document Type

Article

First Page

78

Last Page

89

Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI

10.1016/j.ijer.2014.03.001

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