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Alvunger, Daniel; Wahlström, Ninni – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this article, we explore the meaning potentials of teacher education in terms of the significance of a research-based approach and the different pedagogic identities that such an approach implies. The study's aim is to examine the important factors for education to be considered research-based and to identify and analyse the research base of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys
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Erlandson, Peter; Karlsson, Mikael. R. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this study, the implementation of the Swedish "first teacher reform", where especially skilled teachers get an opportunity to advance in their careers, is examined. The scene is an upper secondary school, Baxter High, in the southwest of Sweden. In this particular school, a new system with first teachers replaces an old system of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Administrative Policy
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Holmberg, Kristina; Zimmerman Nilsson, Marie-Helene – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
There is a lack of empirical studies that examine the influence of neoliberal ideas in preschool music and teaching. Neoliberal ideas have primarily been studied in a broader educational perspective and related to preschool policy reforms. The aim of this paper is to study preschool teachers' rhetoric concerning music contents and music activities…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Fransson, Göran; Frelin, Anneli – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This article focuses on teacher commitment, and particularly on teachers displaying sustained high levels of commitment throughout their teaching careers (over 15 years). Graduates from one Teacher Education programme responded to an open-ended questionnaire conducted on 10 occasions concerning their work as teachers, from graduation in 1993 to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Characteristics, Self Efficacy
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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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Håkansson, Jan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
With a basis in conclusions from a comparative meta-synthesis of teaching and learning, the question of structured and teacher-led teaching in Swedish comprehensive schools is discussed and analysed. The aim is to illustrate the development of results and changes in teaching patterns in Swedish comprehensive schools in relation to new regulations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Edling, Silvia; Frelin, Anneli – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study is to theoretically discuss a specific aspect of teachers' responsibilities: their responsibility for pupils' or children's well-being. We ask two interrelated questions: firstly, how might (Swedish) teachers' sense of responsibilities for their pupils' well-being be understood in relation to ethical theory? Secondly,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Responsibility, Well Being, Ethics
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Hammar Chiriac, Eva; Granstrom, Kjell – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Group work is used as a means of learning at all levels of most educational systems. However, teachers often use group work without considering its "pros and cons." Such a mode of non-reflected application may sometimes end up in positive experiences and learning, but the likelihood is that the outcome will be the opposite. The aim of…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Focus Groups, Cooperative Learning
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Kougioumtzis, Konstantin; Patriksson, Goran – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
During recent years, educational restructuring efforts have commonly regarded schools as both learning communities and sites for teachers' professional development. A plethora of attributes influence prerequisites as well as outcomes of the efforts, while teachers' local cultures constitute a cornerstone. More specifically, enhanced school-based…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Elementary Schools, Physical Education, Teacher Collaboration
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Schonmann, Shifra – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
This paper is the result of an explorative study, based on the in-depth meta-analysis of a corpus of contemporary pieces of research in which there was found clear references to veteran theatre teachers talking about their work. Following that, extracts from interviews of experienced theatre teachers were analyzed. The major aim of this study is…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers
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Nyroos, Mikaela – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
During the last three decades Swedish education has undergone radical decentralisation involving increased school autonomy. One aspect of this change is the gradual weakening of the state regulation of teaching time. Thus, Sweden is somewhat of an extreme in the EU. This is accentuated by a five-year experiment, where 900 compulsory schools were…
Descriptors: State Regulation, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Administrative Organization
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Aili, Carola; Brante, Goran – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2007
Teachers' work in tuition-free (non-classroom) time was investigated to see to what degree teachers do work that could be considered as qualifying for the status of professional autonomy. The question arises in Sweden and elsewhere as both teachers and the state actively, and in tandem, strive to professionalise the work of the teacher. Abbott's…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Teaching (Occupation), Leisure Time, Foreign Countries
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Colnerud, Gunnel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
Research on teacher ethics and the moral dimensions of teaching has contributed to extensive and valuable knowledge, which has sometimes led to constructive syntheses of positions. Four research problems which have been elucidated are discussed in this article: the relationship between care and justice, the conflict between the ethics of virtue…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Research Problems, Teacher Effectiveness, Ethics
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Lindqvist, Per; Nordanger, Ulla Karin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
This article addresses teachers' use of their professional time. With the support of substantive grounded theories from two separate studies--focusing on two "invisible" parts of teachers' work: recesses and off-the-clock work--we aim to conceptualize some patterns in contemporary work of teachers and discuss them in the light of…
Descriptors: Teaching Load, Working Hours, Grounded Theory, Teaching Conditions