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Schaefer, Lee; Clandinin, D. Jean – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In this paper, we focus on questions around who we are as teacher educators as well as our responsibilities in helping pre-service teachers compose forward-looking stories as they prepare to begin teaching. We draw on the results of two studies in this paper: one a semi-structured interview study with 55 second- and third-year teachers in two…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Responsibility
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Toom, Auli; Tiilikainen, Mikko; Heikonen, Lauri; Leijen, Äli; Mena, Juanjo; Husu, Jukka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study investigated student teachers' (N = 82) learning of action-oriented knowledge (AOK), triggering incidents in teaching practice, and the relationships between these two. Student teacher's action-oriented knowledge is understood as core capability for the practice of teaching, and learning of action-oriented knowledge needs to be…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Critical Incidents Method, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Björk, Lisa; Stengård, Johanna; Söderberg, Mia; Andersson, Eva; Wastensson, Gunilla – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
As many other countries around the world, Sweden is currently facing an urgent need for new teachers. Creating sound work environments that can retain beginning teachers in the profession--as well as attract new ones--is one way to address the problem. In order to accomplish this task, research must be able to reflect the complex nature of work…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Persistence
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Yuan, Rui; Liu, Wei; Lee, Icy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Despite a surge of research interest in pre-service teachers' identities over the past years, scant attention has been paid to the "process" of their identity construction during their teaching practicum. Adopting a qualitative case study approach, this study seeks to fill this gap by examining the identity construction experiences of…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Transformative Learning
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Liou, Yi-Hwa; Daly, Alan J.; Canrinus, Esther T.; Forbes, Cheryl A.; Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Cornelissen, Frank; Van Lare, Michelle; Hsiao, Joyce – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This exploratory study foregrounds the important, but often understudied social side of pre-service teacher development and its relation to teaching performance in one university-based teacher preparation program in the US. We examine the extent to which pre-service elementary teachers' social relationships and perceptions of peer trust and…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Though it is well known that pre-service teachers' field experiences are recognized as key to enhancing teaching practice, Taiwanese pre-service teachers who take "Teaching Methods and Materials" in elementary school's seven areas often complain that they lack field experience. They do not have the opportunity to experience teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mentors, Experienced Teachers
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Castaño, Raimundo; Poy, Raquel; Tomsa, Raluca; Flores, Noelia; Jenaro, Cristina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
In a rapidly changing world, the mission of education deserves some reflection. Mutual understanding and assessment between trainers and trainees offers a way to promote discussion concerning goals, values, and strategies that should be promoted at schools. This study offers the views of 153 pre-service teachers and their respective trainers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Practicums
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Picower, Bree – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Within the field of teacher education, increased emphasis has been placed on social justice education (SJE). This qualitative study examined a group of beginning teachers who voluntarily participated in a social justice critical inquiry project (CIP). The findings indicate that while many of them were successful at teaching social issues, they…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Problems, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Toom, Auli; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study explores Finnish first-year primary teacher students' (N = 244) sense of professional agency in the classroom. In addition, the interrelation between student teachers' sense of professional agency and the perceptions of teacher education as a learning environment is explored. The sense of professional agency in the classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Teacher Empowerment, Correlation
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Nolan, Andrea; Taket, Ann; Stagnitti, Karen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
It is an accepted fact that resilience is a multifaceted phenomenon which has been proven to affect the learning, growth and development of individuals. A child's formative years are a time when resilience needs to be promoted so they can cope with the challenges of life. This paper reports some of the findings of an Australian Research…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Early Childhood Education, Teacher Role, Foreign Countries
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Nilsson, Pernilla – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
In the context of teacher education, it could well be suggested that assessment activities that build on formative interactions between student teachers and teacher educators might offer new windows into better understanding teaching and learning. This paper presents findings from a study into a primary science teacher education initiative that…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers, Student Teachers
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Bhukhanwala, Foram; Allexsaht-Snider, Martha – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
A diverse group of student teachers in an alternative certification program participated in seminars integrating Boal's "Theater of the Oppressed" (TO) activities. Participants created images and enacted scenes that recreated interactions with their students and also rehearsed ideas for taking action in the classroom. The research,…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Alternative Teacher Certification, Theaters, Video Technology
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Geerdink, Gerda; Bergen, Theo; Dekkers, Hetty – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
In the Netherlands only a small number of male students opt for primary school teaching and a relatively large percentage of them leave without graduating. A small-scale research project was set up to explore the question: Can gender-specific student factors be identified in relation to the initial teacher education curriculum that leads to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Dropout Rate, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences