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Thomas, Laura; Tuytens, Melissa; Moolenaar, Nienke; Devos, Geert; Kelchtermans, Geert; Vanderlinde, Ruben – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In research on teacher induction, scholars have pointed at the pivotal role of collegial support to overcome the challenges inherent to the first years of teaching. In this quantitative study, we extend current work by using a social network perspective to examine characteristics (i.e. network size, frequency and perceived usefulness) of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In Flanders (Belgium), a new teacher evaluation policy was issued which placed a lot of autonomy with school principals to develop and implement a new teacher evaluation system. In this study, we explore how Flemish principals perceive the new teacher evaluation policy and what influences their perception. Results demonstrate that principals…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Since the turn of the century, teacher evaluation has been introduced around the world with the intent to improve teaching. However, in the literature on teacher evaluation, often findings reveal critical accounts about the effectiveness of feedback in teacher evaluation for teacher and school improvement. This article presents a qualitative study…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Evaluation Methods
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De Neve, Debbie; Devos, Geert – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Research has shown that adequate support from the school environment is necessary to help beginning teachers in applying differentiated instruction (DI), but how schools can aid in this process remains unclear. This qualitative study explores how professional learning communities (PLCs), an indicator of a supportive school environment, can enhance…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Comparative Analysis, Special Needs Students
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Consuegra, Els; Engels, Nadine; Willegems, Vicky – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Teachers believe they don't interact any differently with boys than with girls. However, an examination of the evidence base on gendered student-teacher interactions shows--at times contradicting--unequal interaction patterns for boys and girls. In this study, the videotaped lessons of 13 secondary school teachers in three schools are analysed by…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Recall (Psychology), Gender Differences, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ruys, Ilse; Van Keer, Hilde; Aelterman, Antonia – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Despite the research evidence on the effectiveness of collaborative learning (CL), the implementation of this teaching strategy has not yet found a profound place in teaching practice. As a consequence, several studies have investigated teachers' motives regarding and experiences with the use of CL. Most of these studies concern however senior…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Cooperative Learning, Novices, Beginning Teachers
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Piot, Liesbeth; Kelchtermans, Geert; Ballet, Katrijn – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Multi-ethnic schools in Flanders are frequently portrayed--both in popular media and research--as highly problematic working environments for (beginning) teachers. This article reports on an exploratory study of beginning teachers' experiences in one secondary multi-ethnic school in Flanders. Based on data from questionnaires, document analysis…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Interviews, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Simons, Maarten; Kelchtermans, Geert – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
This article uses the new Decree on teacher education in Flanders, Belgium, as a case study to critically examine the changes in the conception of teacher professionalism in education policy. In this examination, the focus is on the "form of problematisation" (Foucault) that is enacted in the texts of the Decree. It will be argued that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Professional Development, Standards
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Verhoeven, Jef C.; Aelterman, Antonia; Rots, Isabel; Buvens, Ina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
In recent years, the perception in Flanders has been that teachers enjoy little or no esteem from the average citizen. On the basis of a representative sample of 982 Flemings between the ages of 18 and 71 years old, this article investigates whether or not this feeling is really present and what factors contribute to it. The following questions…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Social Status