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Ye, Juyan; Zhao, Di – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how three Chinese teachers developed their teacher identities in a reform context. Drawing upon data from a larger social historical study, the work-life narratives of the three teachers at different stages of their careers were used as case studies to showcase three types of teacher identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Case Studies
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Gokturk, Soheyda; Dinckal, Selin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Parental involvement has been associated with numerous student benefits. However, related literature reveals that neither parents nor teachers are content with the scope and depth of parental involvement in schools. This may be partly due to differential understandings that both sides have on the concept of parental involvement. In this study,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Private Schools, Middle School Students, Cultural Capital
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Yaghoubinejad, Hadi; Zarrinabadi, Nourollah; Nejadansari, Dariush – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Research has shown that lack of motivation on either students or teachers' part negatively influences language learning. The latter case is a serious problem in this regard, since an unmotivated teacher will extinguish his learners' enthusiasm and energy for learning. This study employed a mixed-method approach to investigate the demotivating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires
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Goroshit, Marina; Hen, Meriav – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Teachers' social-emotional competencies seem to play a significant role in promoting social-emotional learning in schools. Empathic teachers were found to possess a higher level of morality; to communicate more successfully with their students; to encourage them to forge empathic relationships; and to successfully motivate their students. Yet,…
Descriptors: Empathy, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Ahmed Hersi, Afra; Horan, Deborah A.; Lewis, Mark A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This article explores the development of a professional learning community through a case study of three teachers--an ESOL specialist, a literacy specialist, and a fifth-grade teacher--who engaged in co-teaching and collaboration. The emerging community of practice offered these teachers a space to learn and problem-solve by utilizing their…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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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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Colnerud, Gunnel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this article is to study whether moral stress is a phenomenon relevant to teaching practice and which may make a significant contribution to understanding why teachers repeatedly reported feeling burdened by work. Moral stress can be caused by acting in conflict with one's own conscience, e.g. when one knows the right thing to…
Descriptors: Moral Issues, Stress Variables, Educational Practices, Critical Incidents Method
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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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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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Brackett, Marc A.; Floman, James L.; Ashton-James, Claire; Cherkasskiy, Lillia; Salovey, Peter – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
The evaluation of student work is a central aspect of the teaching profession that can affect students in significant ways. Although teachers use multiple criteria for assessing student work, it is not yet known if emotions are a factor in their grading decisions as has been found in other instances of professional evaluations. Reason to believe…
Descriptors: Grading, Educational Practices, Student Evaluation, Teacher Behavior
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Main, Katherine – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
The introduction of middle schooling in Australia has brought about changes to the working conditions of many teachers including finding themselves in teacher teams. The formation of such teams has been identified as critical to Australian middle school reform with teacher teams underpinning several of the fundamental components of a middle school…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Middle Schools, Educational Philosophy, Interviews
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Craig, Cheryl – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
The article shows the experience of professional development over the course of a decade of one teacher's career nested against the backdrop of one reforming middle-school context in the USA. Through the use of four fine-grained narrative exemplars, the campus professional development trajectory is examined from the vantage point of Daryl Wilson,…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching
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Rosaen, Cheryl L.; Lundeberg, Mary; Terpstra, Marjorie; Cooper, Marjorie; Niu, Rui; Fu, Jing – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Learning to conduct interactive classroom discussions is a high priority for becoming an effective teacher, and most teachers view conducting productive classroom discussions as a complex undertaking. Because the dynamics of facilitating classroom discussions are multifaceted and hard to analyze in real time, there is a growing interest in how…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Classroom Communication, Group Dynamics
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Stoddard, Jeremy D. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Within the field of social studies education, disciplinary models of teaching, such as approximating a historian in asking students to "think historically," have been the emphasis of countless professional development and teacher education programs. This movement, however, has focused largely on the use of traditional primary documents and…
Descriptors: Ideology, Media Literacy, Epistemology, Social Studies
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Vagle, Mark D. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
In the phenomenological study from which this theoretical article derives, 18 middle school teachers were asked--during an unstructured interview or by writing a lived-experience description--to describe moments when they "recognized and responded to a student who did not understand something during an instructional activity." Based on my analysis…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Educators
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