Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

4-12-2011

Abstract

The purpose of this single-case study was to explore and describe community college English faculty members' perceived self-efficacy (Bandura, 1997) using best instructional practices, as identified by the National Association of Developmental Education (2009) to teach students who are underprepared for college. More specifically, the focus was on using NADE's best instructional practices within the context of teaching basic writing. The frameworks of Bandura (1997) and NADE provided the theoretical basis for the study. A set of five components identified by NADE each comprise essential and recommended practices for instruction: (a) student outcomes, (b) knowledge and preparation, (c) management of the learning environment, (d) teaching style, and (e) teaching process.

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