2- The impact of professional development on collective efficacy beliefs to prevent and manage behaviour problems in elementary school

- Vincent Bernier, Faculté des sciences de l’éducation, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

- Nancy Gaudreau, Faculté des sciences de l’éducation, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

This article presents the results of a study measuring the impact of the in-service training program Regard neuf on collective efficacy beliefs regarding the prevention and management of students’ behavioral difficulties. A pre-experimental design was used with a one-group pretest-posttest measure. The paired t-test revealed positive effect of the program on the collective efficacy beliefs of the elementary school staff. Contextual factors that foster or restrain the development of collective efficacy beliefs and implications for practice are discussed.

Keywords : Collective efficacy, in-service training program, professional development, elementary school, behavioral management, inclusive school, sentiment d’efficacité collective, prévention et gestion des comportements difficiles, formation continue, accompagnement, école primaire, inclusion scolaire..


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