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Hsieh, Betina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Previous work on new teacher professional identity has focused on identity as a process of negotiation between individual and contextual factors. These negotiations are often filled with a struggle between personal agency and structures that prevent the enactment of an ideal professional self. This study introduces and discusses three teacher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Núñez, Juan L.; Fernández, Celia; León, Jaime; Grijalvo, Fernando – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
What makes a student feel vital and energetic? Using the self-determination framework, we analyzed how the behavior and feelings of students depend on social factors such as the teachers' attitudes. The goal of the study was to test an integrated sequence over a semester in which teacher's autonomy support acts as a predictor of autonomy, which,…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Holbert, Romena M. Garrett – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Much research examines professional learning for pre-service and beginning teachers. However, in midcareer, teaching satisfaction and effectiveness are challenged by decreased recognition and support and increasing stressors including isolation, accountability demands, mentorship roles, and personal/family responsibilities. Often, midcareer…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Seminars, Experienced Teachers, Graduate Students
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Ahn, Ruth; Catbagan, Paula; Tamayo, Kristin; I, Ji Yeong; Lopez, Mario; Walker, Pamela – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study examines best practices in teaching mathematics to minority students through two case studies conducted at high-minority junior high schools in the USA and Japan. Observations, interviews, and conversations with the teachers in both countries focused on the research question: how do teachers successfully teach mathematics to minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Mathematics Instruction, Junior High School Students
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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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Zimmerman Nilsson, Marie-Helene – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This article presents findings from a pioneer study addressing the first co-action between students with intellectual disabilities and an Academy of Music in Sweden. The aim of the article is to study and discuss subject positions that are constructed in rhythmic lessons related to a gathering where students with intellectual disabilities interact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Music, Music Education
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Pecek, Mojca; Macura-Milovanovic, Suncica – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The relationship between admissions criteria, the preparation provided by teacher education programmes and student teachers' (STs) beliefs about inclusive education (IE) are rarely made explicit. The paucity of data regarding this relationship leads us to question whether teacher candidates' prior beliefs matter relative to admissions criteria or…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Correlation, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teachers
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Löfström, Erika; Pursiainen, Tuomas – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study focuses on mathematics student teachers' epistemological beliefs in mathematics and education. The study aimed at gaining insight into the challenges that students experience in the consolidation of knowledge in the two disciplines. The case study with three mathematics pre-service teachers utilised mathematical and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Teachers
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Rice, Suzanne; Volkoff, Veronica; Dulfer, Nicky – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
"Teach For" and "Teach First" programs now constitute a significant pathway into teaching in a number of countries. One criterion for selection into these programs is leadership capacity, and evidence indicates that many candidates do move into leadership roles in education, business, and policy in the years following their…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Achievement Gap, At Risk Students
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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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Hoskin, Jake; Boyle, Christopher; Anderson, Joanna – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teachers' attitudes have been identified as being vital to the success of inclusive education (IE). With pre-school student populations becoming increasingly diverse, and many children experiencing this as their first involvement in formal education, the attitudes towards IE of pre-school teachers are more important than ever. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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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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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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Singh, Parlo; Märtsin, Mariann; Glasswell, Kathryn – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This paper examines collaborative researcher-practitioner knowledge work around assessment data in culturally diverse, low socio-economic school communities in Queensland, Australia. Specifically, the paper draws on interview accounts about the work of a cohort of school-based researchers who acted as mediators bridging knowledge flows between a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Educational Researchers, Student Evaluation
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