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King-Sears, Margaret E.; Stefanidis, Abraham; Brawand, Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This exploratory research underscores Bandura's social learning theory on collective agency to investigate co-teaching partners' collaboration regarding reading instruction for students with disabilities. Students whose Individualized Education Programs stipulate reading are dependent on special educators to deliver such instruction. In the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Program Implementation, Special Education, Reading Instruction
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Wan, Sally Wai-Yan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Differentiated instruction (DI) is nothing new and is believed to be an effective research-based strategy to cater for learner diversity. Differentiation involves finding multiple ways to structure a lesson so that each student is provided with an opportunity to work at a moderately challenging level. Previous studies, however, found that teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Readiness, Educational Strategies
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Onurkan Aliusta, Gülen; Özer, Bekir – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This paper addresses the espoused and enacted practices of high school teachers with regard to student-centred learning (SCL). Explanatory mixed-method design, where quantitative strand is followed by qualitative one, is employed. While the quantitative strand aims to explore teachers' perceptions regarding the extent student-centred teacher and…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teacher Role, Student Role, Educational Change
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Hue, Ming-tak; Kennedy, Kerry John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Many Hong Kong schools are concerned about how diverse learning needs of ethnic minority students could be better fulfilled. This study examines local teachers' constructs of assessment classroom environments. Using qualitative data collected from semi-structured interviews with 32 teachers from three secondary schools, this study shows ways in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Qualitative Research, Culturally Relevant Education
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Jonasson, Charlotte; Mäkitalo, Åsa; Nielsen, Klaus – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
In recent years, many countries within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have formulated educational policies aimed at providing better education to more students. However, this may be perceived as constituting dilemmatic spaces, where teachers must make efforts to reconcile coexisting political demands in their everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, School Holding Power, Decision Making
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Picower, Bree – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Within the field of teacher education, increased emphasis has been placed on social justice education (SJE). This qualitative study examined a group of beginning teachers who voluntarily participated in a social justice critical inquiry project (CIP). The findings indicate that while many of them were successful at teaching social issues, they…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Problems, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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Underwood, Jean D. M.; Stiller, James – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
There have been significant advance in educational technology but they have not always brought about measurable shifts in user behavior. This study examined the relationship between teachers' knowledge about a tool and their use of that tool. In many secondary schools use of a Learning Platforms (LPs) is no longer optional although the degree of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Educational Change, Barriers
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Fenwick, Ashley – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
This study considers two discourses of current relevance to national and international educators--early professional learning (EPL) and curriculum change. Induction arrangements for early career teachers (ECTs), EPL and informal learning have received considerable attention in the past few years. Changes to induction inevitably have knock-on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Interviews, Educational Change, Foreign Countries