Rimm-Kaufman, S., & Sawyer, B. (2004). Primary-Grade Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Attitudes toward Teaching, and Discipline and Teaching Practice Priorities in Relation to the “Responsive Classroom” Approach. The Elementary School Journal, 104(4), 321-341.
Findings showed that teachers who reported using more Responsive Classroom (RC) practices reported greater self-efficacy beliefs and teaching practice priorities that were consistent with those of the RC approach. Teachers at RC schools were also more likely to report positive attitudes toward teaching as a profession and to hold disciplinary and teaching practice priorities that were aligned with the goals of the RC approach. Findings are discussed in relation to the teacher and school changes that accompanied implementation of the RC approach.