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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Immediately after the handover of Hong Kong to China, the teaching of Chinese in Putonghua was promulgated by the Hong Kong SAR government as a long-term goal. However, no clear definition and guidance regarding Putonghua instruction has been provided to teachers to facilitate the smooth implementation of this change. A review of the literature…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Code Switching (Language), Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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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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Harris, Lois – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Across Australia, recent policy initiatives have focused on student engagement in school and in learning. Although teachers play a significant role in the implementation of these policy reforms, little research has looked at student engagement from teachers' perspectives or sought to identify and understand the strategies teachers report using to…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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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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Cohen, Rosetta Marantz – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
This study considers the lives of two veteran, urban high school teachers who have persisted in the profession over several decades, and who demonstrate an investment and enthusiasm for the work that is unusual among teachers in "difficult" schools. Through ethnographic, open-ended interviews and observations, the study seeks to identify those…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness
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Eilam, Billie – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
Voices of veteran junior high and high school biology teachers are seldom heard. Yet, the unique characteristics of this subject-matter may shed some light on veteran teachers' lives in school and their possible contribution to educational systems anywhere. Eight teachers were interviewed, aiming to arrive at their self-perceptions as veteran…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Teachers, Junior High Schools
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Munthe, Elaine; Thuen, Elin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
Lower secondary school teachers from six different schools in one Norwegian municipality reported on the prevalence of problems among pupils entering lower secondary school and types of problems among pupils in Grades 8-10. Teachers report that the transition from Elementary to Lower secondary school is problematic for approximately 30% of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Developmental Continuity, Grade 8
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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
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Leitch, Ruth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
This paper is based on a multidimensional study employing a heuristic methodology termed "creative narrative" that combines arts-based methods with narrative inquiry. Six female teachers' narratives of identity are explored through artistic, visual images to illuminate if and how they story "unconscious". The creative narratives, illuminated…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Personal Narratives, Self Concept, Influences
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Paris, Cynthia; Combs, Barbara – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
While the term "learner-centered" is invoked in many curriculum standards documents, packaged curriculum materials, mission statements and criticisms of educational practice, there is little agreement on its meaning. Shallow understandings and conflicting practices abound. And rarely do the meanings ascribed to the term take into account the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Definitions, Experienced Teachers
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Wubbels, Theo; den Brok, Perry; Veldman, Ietje; van Tartwijk, Jan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
In the Netherlands, as in many European countries, classrooms display a growing cultural diversity. There are only very limited empirically supported data on the interpersonal competence teachers need in Dutch classrooms and studies from other countries cannot be generalized because of differences in the composition of the student population. This…
Descriptors: Cues, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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Oolbekkink-Marchand, Helma W.; van Driel, Jan H.; Verloop, Nico – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
Teachers' perspectives in secondary and higher education have been investigated separately until now, probably owing to the differences expected between these two groups of teachers. In this study similarities and differences between secondary and university teachers' perspectives on self-regulated learning were investigated using semi-structured…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers, Independent Study
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