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Sheridan, Lynn; Young, Marie – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study confirms the role of genuine conversation as the enabler in good mentoring of pre-service teachers. The practicum plays an essential role in moving the pre-service teacher beyond learning about teaching to the practice of teaching. Yet the benefit of the practicum is often constrained by relational tensions, disappointment and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary Education
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Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Van de Grift, Wim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Although effective teaching behaviour is central for pupil outcomes, the extent to which pre-service teachers behave effectively in the classroom and how their behaviour relates to pupils' engagement remain unanswered. The present study aims to validate a theoretical model linking effective pre-service teaching behaviour and pupil's engagement,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior
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Laletas, Stella; Reupert, Andrea – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Care in teaching has been widely investigated; however, little research has sought secondary pre-service teachers' understandings of caring and their potential responsibility to care for students. Accordingly, semi-structured interviews were employed with four focus groups, involving 12 (2 male and 10 female) participants. Data were analysed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Caring
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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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Wright, Noeline – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
In New Zealand schools, the adoption and persistent use of digital tools to aid learning is a growing but uneven, trend, often linked to the practices of early adopters and/or robust wifi infrastructure. The Technology Adoption Model is used internationally to gauge levels of uptake of technological tools, particularly in commerce and also in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Graduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education
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Danielowich, Robert M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Since many studies that use video to support teacher learning are situated in strongly guided contexts and encourage particular kinds of thinking, we still know very little about how more loosely guided contexts can support teachers to think about the dilemmas of practice associated with their own goals by reflecting about video. This study…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Ferguson Patrick, Kate; Macqueen, Suzanne; Reynolds, Ruth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
In an era of international multimedia exposure and a global economy, there is no question that global education (GE) must be part of the school curriculum. Effective delivery of GE is reliant on adequate teacher preparation. A group of teacher educators at one University sought to raise the profile of GE with pre-service teachers through the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Global Education, Teacher Education
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Cosnefroy, Laurent; Buhot, Eric – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study explores how French-secondary-trainee teachers perceive their professional development over their year-long training. Two research questions are addressed: How prominent is workplace learning in teaching competencies acquisition? Is there a relationship between learning modes and the kind of teaching competencies to be acquired? Four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Workplace Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Long, Fiachra; Hall, Kathy; Conway, Paul; Murphy, Rosaleen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
The present study focuses on the way novice teachers, who are part of a one-year postgraduate diploma in post-primary teaching, have opted to negotiate their status as school teachers. In particular, it asks why novice teachers prefer to hide as they scramble to learn how to teach. On the basis of three separate interviews spaced out though the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Sociocultural Patterns