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Yangin Eksi, Gonca; Yilmaz Yakisik, Burçak; Asik, Asuman; Fisne, Fatima Nur; Werbinska, Dorota; Cavalheiro, Lili – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The concept of professional agency has recently been predominating in the field of teacher education. Despite this considerable attention given to exploring professional agency embedded in different contexts, there is still scarcity in research on teacher trainees' agentic roles. To this end, this study focuses on exploring the impact of practicum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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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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Yerdelen, Sündüs; Durksen, Tracy; Klassen, Robert M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to test and validate the Engaged Teacher Scale (ETS) in a Turkish context (ETS-TR). In order to test the construct validity of the ETS, data were collected from 388 teachers in two northeast cities of Turkey. First-order confirmatory factor analysis results supported the 16-item and four-factor model of ETS while…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Turkish, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Günay Bilaloglu, Raziye; Aktas Arnas, Yasare; Yasar, Mustafa – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The aim of the study is to investigate the types of questions that preschool teachers used during the science-related activities and preschool teachers' behaviors in terms of wait-time. Through this study, the types of questions (lower level and higher level), the time that teachers allocate to their students to respond, and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Questioning Techniques
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Üstünlüoglu, Evrim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Despite a growing number of studies on the effectiveness of teaching and quality in higher education, reports indicate that more work is needed regarding meeting expectations in teaching quality, in particular, in investigating lecturers' application of pedagogical knowledge when transferring discipline-specific knowledge. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness, Higher Education
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Telli, Sibel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Many researchers have pointed out that teachers' interpersonal behaviour relates to students' positive attitudes towards schooling. However, only few studies have examined whether students' perceptions of their teachers' interpersonal behaviour relates to students' subject-related attitudes across different school subjects. In this study, it was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Yayli, Demet – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Since the language used by people has the potential to signal a membership in a discourse community, it is significant that prospective teachers speak the appropriate social language to be able to claim a strong membership in the community of teachers. This qualitative study explores a group of pre-service teachers' professional language use and…
Descriptors: Discourse Communities, Foreign Countries, Teacher Certification, Professional Development
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Kurt, Serhat – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
This study examined whether teachers prioritize the use of technology. More specifically, this paper focused on how Turkish teachers think about the importance of technology and technological tools for their daily routines. The research design employed both qualitative and quantitative methods. The data were collected through document analyses,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technological Literacy, Adoption (Ideas), Technology Integration
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Cabaroglu, Nese; Tillema, Harm H. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
To disclose the inner process of teacher educators' dealing with their different roles and their coping with conflicting demands, the study of dilemmas encountered in practice may offer a promising perspective. Building on previous research on teaching dilemmas, this study uses a comparative approach to disclose teacher educators' views on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Coping
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Sahin, Ali E. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
This study examines whether elementary teaching can be considered to be a profession in Turkey in comparison to selected characteristics that previous scholars have found to be common to all professions. Evidence was drawn primarily from a Delphi study conducted in three rounds. Educators of various kinds served as Delphi participants. The…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Student Teachers, Professional Recognition, Foreign Countries
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Cakir, Ozler; Alici, Devrim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
The main objective of this study was to compare pre-service English teachers' self-efficacy beliefs with the instructors' views of the teaching competence of these pre-service teachers. Thirty-nine student teachers (13 males and 26 females) and five female instructors participated in the study. For data collection, student teacher and instructor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Kiziltepe, Zeynep – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
Teachers make up one of the lowest income groups in Turkey. Research tells us that with their large class sizes, poor structural and physical characteristics of the classes, and the inadequate professional conditions offered to teachers, education at the university level is not up to modern standards. The aim of the study reported in this paper is…
Descriptors: Social Status, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation
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Ustunluoglu, Evrim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2007
The employment of native teachers of English in countries where English is a foreign language, coupled with a growing concern over teaching effectiveness, has led to collecting data about teachers' performance through student feedback. Not much research has been carried out in Turkey to evaluate the process and output of language teaching by…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Techniques, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries