Collective Efficacy

Author: Jenni Donohoo
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506356516
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Improve student outcomes with collective teacher efficacy. If educators’ realities are filtered through the belief that they can do very little to influence student achievement, then it is likely these beliefs will manifest in their practice. The solution? Collective efficacy (CE)—the belief that, through collective actions, educators can influence student outcomes and increase achievement. Educators with high efficacy show greater effort and persistence, willingness to try new teaching approaches, and attend more closely to struggling students’ needs. This book presents practical strategies and tools for increasing student achievement by sharing: Rationale and sources for establishing CE Conditions and leadership practices for CE to flourish Professional learning structures/protocols

School Climate

Author: Peter M. DeWitt
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506386008
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Build a positive school climate to impact students, teachers, and the community! Is improving school climate on your to-do list? Do you think about it as a top-down directive or as a dialogue to build equity within the school? A healthy school environment should never be seen as an option, but instead supported as a must-have. Peter DeWitt offers leaders practical high impact strategies to improve school climate, deepen involvement in student learning, and engage a broader family network. In addition to international vignettes focused on community stakeholders and research-based practices, this book features tools such as · a leadership growth cycle to help leaders build their self-efficacy · a teacher observation cycle centered on building collective efficacy · an early warning system to identify potential at-risk students · action steps following each chapter to apply to your own setting · discussion questions for use in team environments Establishing a supportive and inclusive school climate where professionals can take risks to improve the lives of students is vital to maximize learning in any school community.

Quality Implementation

Author: Jenni Donohoo
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544354223
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Harness the power of collective efficacy to achieve quality implementation! Designed to overcome the biggest barriers to quality implementation and, thus, school improvement and student achievement, this book unpacks the powerful force of collective efficacy. The authors examine how this shared belief that the combined efforts of faculty members can positively influence student outcomes, is instrumental to establishing evidence-based practices for lasting change. In addition to a helpful conceptual framework to visualize key components, readers will discover: • Ways to create environments that tap into mastery as the number one source of collective efficacy • Methods to strengthen vicarious experiences through observational learning • Examination of social persuasion and affective states as additional sources of collective efficacy

Collective Efficacy

Author: Anthony H. Normore
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781906815
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The impetus of this book builds on the collective synergy of international and interdisciplinary authors with focus on leadership development and growth. Although professional disciplines are closely interconnected, there's often a tendency to work in silos and isolation. Diverse authors share a wealth of knowledge, research, and pragmatism that ca

Community Crime Control And Collective Efficacy

Author: Craig D. Uchida
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498517471
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This book is a study of collective efficacy in eight neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Using residential surveys, observations, and new methods of statistical and mapping analysis (kriging), the book provides a number of important findings relevant to the theory itself, ramifications for its use within communities, and implications for current and future research.

Collective Efficacy Theory And Perceptions Of Crime

Author: Joshua R. Battin
Editor: Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781593327675
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Building Collective Efficacy

Author: Dana Brinson
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This brief focuses on a vital aspect of efficacy known as "collective teacher efficacy" (CTE). CTE refers to the perceptions of teachers that the efforts of the faculty as a whole will have a positive effect on students. Principals and district leaders should turn their attention to improving CTE because it has an impressive list of positive consequences: (1) improves student performance; (2) ameliorates the negative effects of low socioeconomic status (SES); (3) enhances parent/teacher relationships; and (4) creates a work environment that builds teacher commitment to the school. Only in the last decade or so have researchers begun to look at specific actions that school or district leaders can take to improve collective efficacy among teachers. This emerging body of research, though still in its early stages, suggests that the following actions on the part of principals can improve collective efficacy: (1) Build instructional knowledge and skills; (2) Create opportunities for teachers to collaboratively share skills and experience; (3) Interpret results and provide actionable feedback on teachers' performance; and (4) Involve teachers in school decision making. (Contains 21 endnotes.) [This issue brief was published by the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement and administered by Learning Point Associates.].

Pockets Of Crime

Author: Peter K. B. St. Jean
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226775003
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Why, even in the same high-crime neighborhoods, do robbery, drug dealing, and assault occur much more frequently on some blocks than on others? One popular theory is that a weak sense of community among neighbors can create conditions more hospitable for criminals, and another proposes that neighborhood disorder—such as broken windows and boarded-up buildings—makes crime more likely. But in his innovative new study, Peter K. B. St. Jean argues that we cannot fully understand the impact of these factors without considering that, because urban space is unevenly developed, different kinds of crimes occur most often in locations that offer their perpetrators specific advantages. Drawing on Chicago Police Department statistics and extensive interviews with both law-abiding citizens and criminals in one of the city’s highest-crime areas, St. Jean demonstrates that drug dealers and robbers, for example, are primarily attracted to locations with businesses like liquor stores, fast food restaurants, and check-cashing outlets. By accounting for these important factors of spatial positioning, he expands upon previous research to provide the most comprehensive explanation available of why crime occurs where it does.

Self Efficacy In Sport

Author: Deborah L. Feltz, Ph.D.
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736059992
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With this book, students, researchers, and practitioners now have a go-to reference on efficacy research packed with psychological strategies for helping athletes and coaches overcome specific weaknesses. Self-Efficacy in Sport - the first book devoted entirely to this important topic - compiles over 30 years of burgeoning self-efficacy research into a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis. Written by three eminent researchers in the field, it introduces theory-based and research-tested guidelines and recommendations for designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to improve self-efficacy, yet it remains easy for readers to find research and interventions that fit their needs. An annotated bibliography allows readers to quickly and critically evaluate all the self-efficacy research cited in the book, which prevents this text from becoming simply a long literature review. Practitioners will be able to put research into practice to serve clients, and students and researchers will be challenged to think critically about the subject and chart the course for new directions in research.