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Tsang, Kwok Kuen; Jiang, Lianjiang – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
Informed by symbolic interactionism, this study examines how positive emotional experiences in teaching, teacher identity, and student behaviors are associated. According to the symbolic interactionism perspective, positive student behaviors signify that teachers have successfully embodied the teacher identity, which results in positive emotional…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Professional Identity, Student Behavior, Interaction
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Lam, Bick-Har – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
By conducting in-depth interviews with new teachers who are about to become full-time teachers and then reinterviewing them two years later, the author of this article presents how beginning teachers think and feel about teaching and describes the challenges they face as beginning teachers in the context of Hong Kong. The stories of the teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Barriers, Interviews
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Lam, Bick Har – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
This essay presents a reflective account of a preservice teacher's experience in her fieldwork practice. The author, a professor in the preservice teacher's education institute, acted as a critical friend and joined in the reflection as an equal. Based on the voices of the preservice teacher and a group of primary teachers, this essay presents a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lam, Bick Har – Schools: Studies in Education, 2008
Two decades after I left teaching primary school for a university career, I observed students and teachers in a mainstream primary school in Hong Kong. There were three main student communities within the school. Those who were labeled extremely low achievers were taught in a small class of not more than 12; these students were taught a curriculum…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Discipline Problems, Low Achievement, Academic Achievement