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Russell, Felice Atesoglu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
As a field, we have a limited understanding and a dearth of empirical research concerning the role of high school instructional coaches focused on English learners (ELs). This paper examines one EL facilitator's work as an instructional coach and resource for supporting mainstream content teachers as they learn to meet the needs of adolescent ELs…
Descriptors: Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Onurkan Aliusta, Gülen; Özer, Bekir – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This paper addresses the espoused and enacted practices of high school teachers with regard to student-centred learning (SCL). Explanatory mixed-method design, where quantitative strand is followed by qualitative one, is employed. While the quantitative strand aims to explore teachers' perceptions regarding the extent student-centred teacher and…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teacher Role, Student Role, Educational Change
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Allen, David – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
The use of teacher peer groups is a prevalent strategy for school-based professional development and instructional improvement. Facilitation of such groups is an increasingly vital dimension of teacher leadership as a component of school improvement efforts. Drawing on a qualitative study of facilitation of teacher peer groups, the article…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Facilitators (Individuals), Faculty Development, Professional Identity
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Telli, Sibel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Many researchers have pointed out that teachers' interpersonal behaviour relates to students' positive attitudes towards schooling. However, only few studies have examined whether students' perceptions of their teachers' interpersonal behaviour relates to students' subject-related attitudes across different school subjects. In this study, it was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Ciampa, Katia; Gallagher, Tiffany L. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This case study research reports on elementary (grade 8) and secondary school (grade 9) teachers' participation in job-embedded, professional learning and engagement in collaborative inquiry. Teachers constructed an inquiry-oriented media literacy unit following the collaborative inquiry model. The current study sought to investigate how…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry, Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Abdul-Jabbar, Wisam Kh. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teaching postcolonial literature can be a daunting undertaking that teachers may try to avoid. This article explores three problems that teachers may confront in teaching postcolonial texts. The first problem deals with which literary text to choose and the criteria that may help teachers anchor their choices. Second, in response to the question…
Descriptors: Literature, Literature Appreciation, Teaching Methods, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Jonasson, Charlotte; Mäkitalo, Åsa; Nielsen, Klaus – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
In recent years, many countries within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have formulated educational policies aimed at providing better education to more students. However, this may be perceived as constituting dilemmatic spaces, where teachers must make efforts to reconcile coexisting political demands in their everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, School Holding Power, Decision Making
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Ebersöhn, Liesel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
In this article, I hope to provide some novel insights into teacher resilience and poverty on the basis of ten-year long-term ethnographic participatory reflection and action data obtained from teachers (n?=?87) in rural (n?=?6) and urban (n?=?8) schools (n?=?14, high schools?=?4, primary schools?=?10) in three South African provinces. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Poverty, Ethnography
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Dalgiç, Gülay; Bakioglu, Aysen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine with whom Turkish and Danish school principals engage in reflective practice and how this interaction helps to develop them as reflective practitioners. A phenomenological approach was followed in the study. Data were collected from 37 school principals (24 from Istanbul and 13 from Copenhagen) who were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Reflection, Phenomenology
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Underwood, Jean D. M.; Stiller, James – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
There have been significant advance in educational technology but they have not always brought about measurable shifts in user behavior. This study examined the relationship between teachers' knowledge about a tool and their use of that tool. In many secondary schools use of a Learning Platforms (LPs) is no longer optional although the degree of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Educational Change, Barriers
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Epstein, Shira Eve – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
In this research, I analyze the roles of teachers and youth workers from a community-based organization in the context of two high school social action projects. Both the teachers and the youth workers assumed distinct roles while working together during the civic project enactments. The teachers were largely positioned as responsible for…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Social Work, Caseworkers, Social Action
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Chamizo, J. A.; Garcia-Franco, A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
Many teacher education programs include different forms of teachers doing research. Be it in the form of action research or general inquiries about their practice, it has been argued that when teachers do research on their own practice, they are able to take a more reflective stance towards their work which is necessary to bring about educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Researchers
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van Diggelen, Migchiel; den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This article reports on the way teachers assess their own coaching competencies regarding the development of vocational education students' reflection skills. The participating teachers used a self-assessment procedure in which they had to judge themselves with the help of criteria and standards, received feedback from a colleague based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coaching (Performance), Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Boyle, Christopher; Topping, Keith; Jindal-Snape, Divya – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study investigated the attitudes of secondary teachers to inclusion in schools. Three hundred and ninety-one teaching and management-level staff from 19 mainstream and 6 special schools in one local authority in Scotland completed a survey. Overall, teaching staff were pro-inclusion, conditional on adequate support and resources. There was a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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de Bruijn, Elly – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
The orientation of vocational education towards competence-based education has led to fundamental changes in the work of vocational education teachers. This article pictures teaching in innovative, competence-based vocational education in the Netherlands. In a multiple case study, the teaching practices of 10 teachers from five vocational schools…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Learning Processes
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