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Zeng, Yan; Day, Christopher – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This mixed method research explores the contexts, purposes, forms, practices, and effects of school provided collaborative professional development (PD) as experienced by teachers working in primary and secondary schools in England and Shanghai. The research is part of a larger partnership pilot study by the University of Nottingham and Shanghai…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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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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Bukor, Emese – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This article explores the influence of personal and professional experiences on the development of teacher identity. The holistic perspective in this article refers to the language teachers' exploration of their personal and professional experiences with the use of both conscious/rational and intuitive/tacit thought processes. Three language…
Descriptors: Teachers, Professional Identity, Holistic Approach, Teacher Attitudes
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Colnerud, Gunnel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this article is to study whether moral stress is a phenomenon relevant to teaching practice and which may make a significant contribution to understanding why teachers repeatedly reported feeling burdened by work. Moral stress can be caused by acting in conflict with one's own conscience, e.g. when one knows the right thing to…
Descriptors: Moral Issues, Stress Variables, Educational Practices, Critical Incidents Method
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Haworth, Penny; McGee, Alyson; MacIntyre, Lesieli Kupu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Current professional development initiatives show a preference for whole school approaches. However, pedagogy related to English language learners (ELLs) is often not widely dispersed in New Zealand primary schools, impacting on teacher efficacy with these learners. This paper discusses findings from a qualitative study which aimed to identify…
Descriptors: Educational Change, English Language Learners, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research
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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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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study was to examine teacher learning in terms of teachers' professional agency in the professional community of the school. Altogether 2310 Finnish comprehensive school teachers completed a survey. Results showed that teachers' active efforts to learn in the professional community and to promote school development cannot be…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Communities of Practice
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Tran, Ly Thi; Nguyen, Nhai Thi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Around the world, 4.3 million students are engaged in international education each year. However, there is a paucity in theory and empirical research on teachers' professionalism in international education. This paper aims to fill out this gap and contribute to our understanding of teachers' changing roles and identity due to the impact of…
Descriptors: International Education, Professional Identity, Educational Practices, Teacher Role
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Coronel, Jose M.; Gómez-Hurtado, Inmaculada – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
One of the key effects of globalisation is the extraordinary increase in migratory movements. Spain, a country traditionally accustomed to emigration, has seen a considerable rise in the influx of immigrant population, with notable demographic, social and cultural transformations. Particularly, since the early 90s, schools have been experiencing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Techniques
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Ruys, Ilse; Van Keer, Hilde; Aelterman, Antonia – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Despite the research evidence on the effectiveness of collaborative learning (CL), the implementation of this teaching strategy has not yet found a profound place in teaching practice. As a consequence, several studies have investigated teachers' motives regarding and experiences with the use of CL. Most of these studies concern however senior…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Cooperative Learning, Novices, Beginning Teachers
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Harrison, Christine – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This paper sets out to explore science teachers' classroom assessment practices and outlines some of the tensions and synergies in changing assessment practices. It describes episodes from a collaborative action research project with science teachers designed to support the strengthening of classroom assessment practices--the King's Researching…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Action Research, Feedback (Response), Classroom Techniques
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Main, Katherine – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
The introduction of middle schooling in Australia has brought about changes to the working conditions of many teachers including finding themselves in teacher teams. The formation of such teams has been identified as critical to Australian middle school reform with teacher teams underpinning several of the fundamental components of a middle school…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Middle Schools, Educational Philosophy, Interviews
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