This research compares the teacher efficacy of pre-service teachers in Hong Kong and Macro. It was important to implement the study from a comparative perspective as this provided the opportunity to investigate broader socio-cultural issues in two locations. Sixty-six pre-service teachers in Hong Kong and 66 in Macao participated in the study. The Chinese version of the 12-item Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (C-TSE) (Kennedy and Hui, 2004) was used to measure teacher efficacy. The C-TSE was found to be reliable and valid when applied to pre-service teachers in both Hong Kong and Macao. In general, Hong Kong pre-service teachers are more efficacious than their Macao counterparts with regard to the dimensions of 'core learning and teaching activities', 'classroom management' and 'other peripheral activities'. Copyright © 2006 Pacific Circle Consortium for Education.
|Publication status||Published - 2006|