This multi-case study of historically low-performing 7th grade students in a math class at an urban middle school employed a theoretical framework based upon Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory to discover the causes of low self-efficacy for math. The study utilized a cross-case analysis of four students who demonstrated varying degrees of self-efficacy. To serve students similarly situated, Christian teachers need to know what these students are experiencing and an understanding of the causes of low self-efficacy can inform their professional practice. Christian teacher educators can also benefit from understanding the context into which teachers of such students will serve so as to aptly prepare them for effective practice.
Emmett, Joshua; Hall, Daniel; and McKenna, Corey
"Exposing the Roots of Low Self-Efficacy for Math: A Multi-Case Study of Students in an Urban Middle School,"
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol8/iss2/3