The teaching efficacy beliefs of pre-service teachers in the USA and Turkey

The purpose of this study was to compare pre‐service elementary teachers' sense of mathematics teaching efficacy beliefs in a Turkish university and in a major American university located in the Midwest. The data for this study were collected by means of the Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument. In the Turkish sample there were 141 pre‐service elementary teachers, and in the American sample there were 104 pre‐service elementary teachers. Results from the study indicate that pre‐service teachers in Turkey tend to have a stronger belief that teaching can influence student learning when compared with pre‐service teachers in the United States. However, a similar difference was not observed for personal mathematics teaching efficacy.
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E. Çakıroğlu, “The teaching efficacy beliefs of pre-service teachers in the USA and Turkey,” Journal of Education for Teaching, pp. 33–44, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: