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Hedges, Helen; Cooper, Maria – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
A commitment to long-standing child-centred ideologies and recent emphases on academic outcomes have both perpetuated narrow interpretations of play-based pedagogy in early childhood education. Instead, teachers might proactively and spontaneously deepen children's thinking and understandings related to children's own interests and motivations…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Scientific Concepts
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui; Wang, Qiang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Informed by an ethnographic approach, this study aims to investigate the professional culture of a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a high school in China. Relying on data gathered through extended field observation and in-depth interviews, this study seeks to uncover the distinctive characteristics of EFL teacher culture…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography
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Louws, Monika L.; Meirink, Jacobiene A.; van Veen, Klaas; van Driel, Jan H. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In the day-to-day workplace teachers direct their own learning, but little is known about what drives their decisions about what they would like to learn. These decisions are assumed to be influenced by teachers' current professional concerns. Also, teachers in different professional life phases have different reasons for engaging in professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Zhang, Xiaolei; Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Studies of professional development have examined the influence of school-based approaches on in-service teacher learning and change but have seldom investigated teachers' job-embedded learning processes. This paper explores the dynamic processes of teacher learning in school-based settings. A qualitative comparative case study based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Inservice Teacher Education
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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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Swart, Fenna; de Graaff, Rick; Onstenk, Jeroen; Knezic, Dubravka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper describes teacher educators' understanding of language for classroom communication in higher education. We argue that teacher educators who are aware of their personal practical knowledge of language have a better understanding of their students' language use and provide better support for knowledge construction. Personal practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Educators, Knowledge Level
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Hamilton, Miriam – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper examines attitudes to pedagogical change, among teachers within a second level science department in Ireland. It explores the beliefs and contextual constraints that mediate diversification from a primarily didactic pedagogical approach towards more student-led pedagogies. Using a multi-method approach incorporating observations of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Beliefs, Transitional Programs
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Yuan, Rui; Zhang, Jia; Yu, Shulin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Although research on teacher collaboration has proliferated in the last few decades, scant attention has been paid to the development of teacher collaboration in school contexts. Informed by the perspective of complexity theory, this study investigates the complex process of teacher collaboration through qualitative interviews in an English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, School Effectiveness
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Llopart, M.; Serra, J. M.; Esteban-Guitart, M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Within the broad range of literature on the funds of knowledge approach, several positive impacts have been documented. In particular, participating teachers have reported meaningful changes in their relationships with students' families as a consequence of the home visits. However, few studies have assessed the limitations of the approach, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Cultural Background
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Yancovic-Allen, Macarena – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study aims to explore what pre-service elementary teachers think about the use they will give to research in their future teaching professional practice. Thirty-three pre-service elementary teachers from a Chilean university were interviewed using a phenomenographic approach. Analysis yielded four categories of description, ranging from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Aragona-Young, Emily; Sawyer, Brook E. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
As the diversity of American schools is increasing, teachers should understand the role culture plays in the classroom and employ teaching practices that accommodate students from diverse cultural backgrounds. However, while more is known about pre-service teachers' beliefs about multicultural education, less is known about what practices…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Multicultural Education, Educational Practices
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Saariaho, Emmi; Anttila, Henrika; Toom, Auli; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Self- and co-regulation are central elements in skillful student-teacher learning. Studies have confirmed the interrelation between positive academic emotions and student engagement in self-regulated learning. There are also indicators of student-teachers experiencing co-regulative learning activities as highly significant. Yet, we know…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response
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Martin, Anne; Tarnanen, Mirja; Tynjälä, Päivi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study takes a narrative perspective to examine teachers as writers and autobiographical creative writing as a way for promoting teachers' professional development. In a creative writing group for Finnish primary and secondary school teachers, the teachers expressed themselves and explored their lives and identities through autobiographical…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Creative Writing, Autobiographies
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Losser, Janet L.; Caldarella, Paul; Black, Sharon J.; Pate, P. Elizabeth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This qualitative study investigated factors that facilitate and hinder implementation of service learning for novice and veteran teachers. We conducted case studies of three novice teachers and three veteran teachers, using a cross-case analysis within and across groups. Confirming prior research, facilitating factors included teachers' knowledge…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Qualitative Research
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Derrington, Mary Lynne; Campbell, John W. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Principals' implementation of new teacher evaluation policies in a suburban and rural southeastern area of the United States was examined over a five-year period. This study reports findings on two of eleven interview questions examining changes in principals' perceptions over time regarding policy concerns and benefits. Findings indicate while…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Personnel Policy, Principals, High Stakes Tests
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