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den Brok, Perry; Wubbels, Theo; van Tartwijk, Jan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Based on a review of recent studies and reports, this research investigates attrition among beginning teachers in the Netherlands as well as reasons for teacher attrition, and compares the finding with studies on this topic conducted elsewhere in the world. The findings suggest that attrition among beginning teachers in the Netherlands with a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity
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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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Taboada, Ana; Buehl, Michelle M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Given the increasing number of immigrant students in the USA initially schooled in Mexico, Central America, and South America, and the dearth of investigations examining the beliefs of teachers from Mexico, Central America, or South America, an exploration of Latin American teachers' conceptions may inform policy-makers and researchers about…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Investigations, Foreign Countries, Reading Motivation
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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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Gunel, Murat – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
Much research has been done and reform is suggested relating to teachers' implementation of student-oriented learning environments, yet research on the role, beliefs, pedagogy, and knowledge of teachers simultaneously in classroom environments has been minimal (Kyle, 1994, "Journal of Research in Science Teaching", 31, 785-786). This…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Prior Learning, Science Teachers, Grade 7
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Zeichner, Ken; Ndimande, Bekisizwe – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
This paper examines recent education and teacher education reforms in the USA and Namibia and analyzes two tensions that have been a central part of debates about teacher quality and teacher education in many parts of the world: whether we should prepare teachers as technicians or as reflective practitioners; and whether we should prepare teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, National Standards, Teacher Education
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Earley, Penelope M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
Teacher education in the USA lives in a policy shadow world that is jumbled and unfocused because decision-makers do not see teacher education as a public good in and of itself. Rather, it is viewed as an instrument to achieve other, more important, policy goals. Consequently, teacher education policy tends to be parsed across fields and levels of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
There is now unprecedented emphasis on teacher quality in the USA and in many nations around the world with extremely high expectations for teacher performance. Based on the assumption that education and the economy are inextricably linked, it is now assumed that teachers can--and should--teach all students to world-class standards, serve as the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Political Issues, Public Policy, Teacher Education
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Clayton, Christine Del Gaudio; Schoonmaker, Frances – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2007
This article examines the career trajectories and biographies of three women who completed the same graduate preservice program in elementary education. While two have become successful teacher leaders, the third has moved in and out of teaching. This inquiry draws on a ten-year longitudinal study of one of these teachers, positioning that…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Preservice Teacher Education, Universities, Elementary Education
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Tellez, Kip – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2007
This article examines three conceptual reforms in US teacher education (competency-based teacher education (CBTE), reflective teacher education (RTE) and constructivist teacher education (CTE)) for their effects on the education of multicultural, multilingual youth, as well as considering alternative certification (AC), known here as an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Competency Based Teacher Education
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Gore, Jennifer M.; Gitlin, Andrew D. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2004
In this paper, we explore the divide between academics and teachers over the production and use of knowledge. Teachers' views (pre-service and inservice teachers from both Australia and the United States) on educational research are utilized to better understand and [re]vision this divide. These teachers overwhelmingly dismissed academic research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship
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Ponte, Petra; Beijard, Douwe; Ax, Jo – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2004
This article outlines the experiences of educators in three teacher education institutes in the USA, Australia and the UK as they experiment with carrying out programmes based on ideas of action research. The emphasis is on experiences with programmes of initial education for secondary school teachers. A descriptive case study aimed to find out…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Comparative Education
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Cwikla, Julie – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2004
Teachers with seven years of teaching experience or less (n = 10) participating in a large-scale mathematics professional development program in the United States were interviewed. The goal of this qualitative study was to better understand less experienced teachers' reactions to professional development and professional support in the teaching…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development