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Nichols, Sharon L.; Schutz, Paul A.; Rodgers, Kelly; Bilica, Kimberly – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The goal of our project was to develop an understanding of the connections among emotional episodes and emerging professional teacher identities of first year teachers. We interviewed eight first year mathematics and science teachers. We asked them to reflect on emotional episodes and talk about how those emotions informed their teaching…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Emotional Response
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Hsieh, Betina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Previous work on new teacher professional identity has focused on identity as a process of negotiation between individual and contextual factors. These negotiations are often filled with a struggle between personal agency and structures that prevent the enactment of an ideal professional self. This study introduces and discusses three teacher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Mutton, Trevor; Hagger, Hazel; Burn, Katharine – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
Learning how to plan is recognised as a key skill that beginning teachers have to develop but there has been little research examining "how" they may actually learn to plan. This paper, based on the analysis of 10 post-lesson interviews with 17 secondary school teachers across three years (the PGCE year and the first two years in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Secondary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Educators
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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
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Piot, Liesbeth; Kelchtermans, Geert; Ballet, Katrijn – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Multi-ethnic schools in Flanders are frequently portrayed--both in popular media and research--as highly problematic working environments for (beginning) teachers. This article reports on an exploratory study of beginning teachers' experiences in one secondary multi-ethnic school in Flanders. Based on data from questionnaires, document analysis…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Interviews, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Fox, Alison; Wilson, Elaine – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
This study, drawing on the voice of beginning teachers, seeks to illuminate their experiences of building professional relationships as they become part of the teaching profession. A networking perspective was taken to expose and explore the use of others during the first three years of a teacher's workplace experience. Three case studies, set…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Teaching (Occupation), Beginning Teachers