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Canrinus, Esther T.; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen; Bergem, Ole Kristian – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The aim of this article is to explore similarities and differences in teacher candidates' perceptions of their opportunities to enact practice in university courses in five teacher education programmes, located in Norway, Finland, USA, Cuba, and Chile. Paper and pencil surveys were distributed among candidates (N = 488) to measure their perception…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Paine, Lynn Webster – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Teacher education exists today in a context of rapid globalization, which affects the systems in which future teachers will work, the governance of teachers' work, the students teachers will be teaching, as well as the policies, programs, curricula and students in teacher education itself. Several ideas recently have gained traction…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Global Approach, Definitions, Teacher Exchange Programs
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Bu, Yuhua; Han, Xiao – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The image of backbone teachers has long informed the modern-era Chinese educational system. Backbone teachers play leadership and modeling roles in school-based groups of teachers focusing on research, lesson planning, and grade development. China's New Basic Education (NBE) reform, which differs from previous Chinese reforms, aims to…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership
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Furlong, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
For nearly 40 years the quality and value of the contribution of universities to initial teacher education has been brought into question. This is particularly so in England where the ongoing 'discourse of derision' has resulted in universities no longer being seen as necessary partners in the process. More recently, similar challenges have taken…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Lo, Leslie N.K. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article offers a critical review of the impact of policy-induced changes on school teachers in the Chinese Mainland where educational reform has been an ongoing project for four decades. It addresses three aspects of the current state of teaching and the teaching profession: the contextual factors that have influenced their development; the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Professionalism
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Mathewson Mitchell, Donna; Reid, Jo-Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Contemporary research conversations about the utility of practice theories to professional education support the reconceptualisation of pre-service teacher education in ways that provide strong preparation for continued professional learning. This paper reports on an empirical inquiry that introduced a theoretically informed practice-based…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Intervention
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Korthagen, Fred – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Based on recent findings about teacher learning, a critical analysis of traditional and new approaches to professional development is presented. To a large degree, teacher learning takes place unconsciously and involves cognitive, emotional and motivational dimensions. Moreover, teacher learning takes place at various levels. Although these…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Training Methods, Misconceptions, Educational Practices
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Wan, Sally Wai-Yan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Catering for learner diversity is one of the key areas in the recent educational reform in Hong Kong. Pre-service teacher education acts as a fundamental way to equip pre-service teachers ready for accommodating diverse learning needs and to build up pre-service teachers' self-efficacy. The purpose of the study is to examine prospective teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Questionnaires, Focus Groups
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Sachs, Judyth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
It is now more than 10 years after the publication of the monograph, "The Activist Teaching Profession," which, at the time, could be described as a call to action for the teaching profession. I reflect here on how far has the profession progressed in responding to that call to action. The idea of a "call to action" could be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Education
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Pantic, Nataša – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Internationally teachers are called upon to act as agents of change. However, there is little clarity about the kind of change teachers are expected to contribute to and even less empirical evidence about the ways teacher agency operates in schools and beyond. Empirical analyses of teacher agency require a clear articulation of the purpose and…
Descriptors: Models, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism, Change Agents
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Robson, Sue – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
This conceptual paper explores the notion of higher education (HE) internationalization and its potential to lead to transformational institutional change. Internationalization is generally regarded as a process that involves increasing the range of international activities within universities and between universities and other educational…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Organizational Change, Institutional Characteristics
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Humfrey, Christine – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
Internationalisation is a key element in the evolving role and function of the UK higher education (HE) sector. Its perceived benefits are promoted widely and sought assiduously. It has come to be believed by many practitioners that internationalisation and the quest for quality and status in HE are synonymous. In the current phase of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Global Approach
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Magyar, Anna; Robinson-Pant, Anna – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
The current internationalisation agenda in UK higher education (HE) is still seen as most relevant to those university departments involved in international student recruitment and support. This approach has been influenced by the dominant "deficit" discourses from earlier decades, which emphasise the need for international students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Educational Research