A study of understanding special educators’ perceived self-efficacy in India

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2019
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Kambli, Shveta
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The goal of this study was to investigate how special educators in India, perceive their self-efficacy. The study was an anonymous where the participants completed a Teachers’ self-efficacy assessment form and engaged in a semi-structured interview. The results from the study indicated that the special-educators in India have a high sense of self-efficacy, along with showing competence in managing classroom, student management and providing instruction while they work with children with special needs. Although there was evidence of lower self-efficacy beliefs in managing difficult student behaviors, which were found to be a result of lack of experience. A point of significance is that limited research emphasises special educators’ perceptions of their self-efficacy. One major limitations for the study was a small sample size. Implications of the findings are discussed.
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