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Allodi, Mara Westling – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
This paper defines a broad model of the psychosocial climate in educational settings. The model was developed from a general theory of learning environments, on a theory of human values and on empirical studies of children's evaluations of their schools. The contents of the model are creativity, stimulation, achievement, self-efficacy, creativity,…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Creativity, Self Efficacy, Educational Psychology
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Gavish, Bella; Friedman, Isaac A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
This article addresses the question of how novice teachers perceive their work environment and how their perceptions affect burnout. Data were obtained from a questionnaire administered to novice teachers at the beginning and at the end of the school year. It was found that (1) novice teachers experienced high levels of burnout as early as the…
Descriptors: Professional Recognition, Burnout, Work Environment, Beginning Teachers
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Wilson, Elaine; Deaney, Rosemary – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
The quest to understand what it means to "become" a teacher and the conditions in which such aspirations can be translated into lived experience, continues to exercise teacher educators and researchers alike. Whilst the literature points towards the importance of developing teacher identity, little attention has been given to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Career Change, Science Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Funnell, Robert – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Behaviour management is acknowledged as a leading psychological method to reduce classroom conflict by applying "rational choice" techniques. But it falls short in schools where poor academic results are reproduced, as is illustrated in an analysis of misbehaviour in an Australian rural school. It is argued that explanations of behaviour…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems