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Buchs, Céline; Filippou, Dimitra; Pulfrey, Caroline; Volpé, Yann – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Despite the well-established benefits of cooperative learning, implementation remains a challenge. This research aims to document these challenges at the elementary school level, drawing on teachers' beliefs regarding learning as well as the difficulties teachers report. Results indicate that the most frequent instructional strategies reported are…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Barriers, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Procter, Richard – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2015
Recent research has shown that improving education processes has become a priority for all governments. There have also been recent calls for the knowledge that is already in existence to be used more effectively to improve these education systems both internationally and nationally. For research evidence to be used more effectively, it is…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Murray, Jean; Passy, Rowena – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
This article examines the relationship between pre-service teacher education (ITE) for primary schooling and primary teaching in England between 1974 and 2014, and explores the "fitness of purpose" of the current system of preparing teachers for the classrooms of the twenty-first century. Our historical analysis suggests that, despite 40…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Main, Squirrel – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2008
This article is part of a larger study that is the first to blend qualitative and quantitative methodologies in examining induction programmes in New Zealand primary schools in low-socioeconomic areas. New Zealand induction is nationally funded, but schools are self-managing, so schools create their own support programmes. This research interprets…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Orientation, Teaching Methods