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Han, Insuk – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study attempts to conceptualise English teachers' professional identity based on an understanding of identity in a socio-psychological framework, and thereby reveal the attributes and dynamics of professional identity by investigating Korean English teachers' cognitive, emotional and behavioural responses to their national English curriculum…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Design
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Yaghoubinejad, Hadi; Zarrinabadi, Nourollah; Nejadansari, Dariush – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Research has shown that lack of motivation on either students or teachers' part negatively influences language learning. The latter case is a serious problem in this regard, since an unmotivated teacher will extinguish his learners' enthusiasm and energy for learning. This study employed a mixed-method approach to investigate the demotivating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires
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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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Tavakoli, Mansoor; Baniasad-Azad, Somayeh – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigated Iranian high school teachers' conceptions of effective teaching and examined the relationship of those conceptions to their teaching practices. The authors tried to achieve the purpose through questionnaires, observation, and interview. These teachers identified "being student-focused" and "being…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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van Ginkel, Gisbert; Verloop, Nico; Denessen, Eddie – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Current mentoring models for teacher preparation and induction emphasize the need to engage novice teachers' learning through collaborative professional learning communities. Mentors in such communities are expected to engage in joint knowledge construction with novices, and to be "co-thinkers" who enact a developmental view of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Teacher Motivation, Communities of Practice
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Witte, T. C. H.; Jansen, E. P. W. A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study makes a contribution to the development of empirically based, domain-specific teaching standards that are acknowledged by the professional community of teachers and which, therefore, have a good chance of being successfully implemented and used for professional development purposes. It was prompted by the resistance on the part of many…
Descriptors: Literature, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Best Practices
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Yin, Hongbiao – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teachers can be seen as emotional workers often needing to be sensitive to the demands that their work makes on their emotions, and skilful in regulating their feelings, but few quantitative studies have examined this issue systematically. Using hierarchical regression analysis to examine this issue, this study investigates teachers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Emotional Intelligence, Asians
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de Vries, Siebrich; van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) can improve teacher quality and teaching practice, yet teachers differ greatly in the extent to which they engage in CPD. In extensive research into which factors affect teachers' participation in CPD, the effects of teachers' beliefs have received limited attention, despite their strong…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development
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van Velzen, Joke H. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Teacher educators' knowledge about metacognitive knowledge and developing expertise can provide for insights about teaching these "difficult" constructs. In this explorative study, six teacher educators' remarks regarding metacognitive knowledge and developing expertise were examined. The teacher educators filled in closed-ended and…
Descriptors: Expertise, Metacognition, Teaching Experience, Teacher Educators
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Mooij, Ton – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
Social cohesion in school is reflected in social discrimination processes and the complementary social roles of teachers, pupils, other staff and pupils' relatives. School social cohesion varies in level from high, characterised by prosocial interactions, to low, characterised by antisocial or violent interactions. Antisocial behaviour is usually…
Descriptors: School Safety, Educational Finance, Academic Achievement, Sexual Orientation
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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