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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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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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Bullough, Robert V. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Considerable attention over the past several years has been given to empathy as a desirable teacher disposition. Situating empathy in a slice of the research on dispositions, the author identifies and explores several problems surrounding empathy related to expectations, definitions, measurement, inferential accuracy, and the realization of social…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Empathy, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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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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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Although research on teacher educators' identities has received increasing attention in recent years, non-higher-education-based teacher educators' professional identities are still under-researched. Informed by the third space theory perspective, this paper presents a study that investigated 139 non-higher-education-based English as a foreign…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Qiao, Xuefeng; Lai, Manhong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article examines the development of pre-service teachers' job-related perceptions of teaching in rural areas in the Free Teacher Education (FTE) programme in mainland China. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 22 teacher educators and 11 pre-service teachers, this study found that pre-service teachers' perceptions were constructed through…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Rural Areas, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Mooney Simmie, Geraldine; Lang, Manfred – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study uses boundary crossing in activity theory as one normative framework for opening a deliberative inquiry in new discursive spaces to elicit "gender awareness" in teachers' practices. We illustrate this framework by drawing from data in one European teacher education project. Seven case studies were conducted and data were…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Gender Issues, Case Studies, Teacher Educators
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Swart, Fenna; de Graaff, Rick; Onstenk, Jeroen; Knezic, Dubravka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper describes teacher educators' understanding of language for classroom communication in higher education. We argue that teacher educators who are aware of their personal practical knowledge of language have a better understanding of their students' language use and provide better support for knowledge construction. Personal practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Educators, Knowledge Level
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Fitchett, Paul G.; McCarthy, Christopher J.; Lambert, Richard G.; Boyle, Lauren – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Previous research has demonstrated associations between teacher stress and occupational burnout, but few studies have attempted to operationalize a central tenet of most stress theories, namely that teachers' appraisals of their classroom demands vis-à-vis their classroom resources is a central driver of vulnerability to stress. The research is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Stress Variables, Risk Assessment, Work Environment
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Yancovic-Allen, Macarena – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study aims to explore what pre-service elementary teachers think about the use they will give to research in their future teaching professional practice. Thirty-three pre-service elementary teachers from a Chilean university were interviewed using a phenomenographic approach. Analysis yielded four categories of description, ranging from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Southern, Alex – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Teach First is a schools-based route into teaching, where graduates are able to train while employed by 'disadvantaged' schools. Established in 2002, the charity works in partnership with teacher training providers around England and Wales. The first Teach First Cymru cohort began in 2013, at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Educationally Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Schools
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Saariaho, Emmi; Anttila, Henrika; Toom, Auli; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Self- and co-regulation are central elements in skillful student-teacher learning. Studies have confirmed the interrelation between positive academic emotions and student engagement in self-regulated learning. There are also indicators of student-teachers experiencing co-regulative learning activities as highly significant. Yet, we know…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response
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López Solé, Susana; Civís Zaragoza, Mireia; Díaz-Gibson, Jordi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper studies the social side of pre-service teacher education and draws on social network analysis to explore the relation between the social capital of pre-service teachers and their academic and professional success. An online survey was applied to a sample of 321 students enrolled full time either in Preschool Education or Primary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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