Self Efficacy Beliefs of Pre-Service Teachers from Six Religious Affiliations: Educational Implications
This study examined self efficacy beliefs of 1,145 prospective teachers from different cultural/religious groups in Israel: The groups were secular, religious and ultra-orthodox Jews and Muslim, Christian and Druze Arabs .Participants responded to the “Teacher Self Efficacy Scale”, measuring four different dimensions of self efficacy. The lowest score for all groups was on General Teaching Efficacy. Group differences were found on all subscales. The Jewish secular and religious groups had the highest score on General Teaching Efficacy and Efficacy for Teaching Low Achievers. The Arab groups had the highest score on Personal Teaching Efficacy and the Druze group had the highest score on Teaching Efficacy for Social Relations. These differences were discussed and implications offered for colleges and universities preparing future educators to teach in public and private schools.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Northern Illinois University 2: Bar-Ilan University
Publication date: January 1, 2009
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