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Ye, Juyan; Zhao, Di – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how three Chinese teachers developed their teacher identities in a reform context. Drawing upon data from a larger social historical study, the work-life narratives of the three teachers at different stages of their careers were used as case studies to showcase three types of teacher identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Case Studies
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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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McGrath, Kevin F.; Van Bergen, Penny – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Disruptive student behaviour is a major concern for teachers, causing classroom conflict and emotional fatigue. Whilst student-teacher closeness is known to reduce student aggression and improve behaviour, it is not yet known why some teachers experience close relationships with disruptive students and others do not. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Ng, Clarence; Leicht, Alysse – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Teacher change involves the transformation of beliefs, knowledge and practices. While research has highlighted significant facilitative conditions as well as barriers to these changes, insufficient attention has been devoted to examining influences derived from existing practices perpetuated by institutional factors and teachers' personal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Video Technology, Intervention
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Lowe, Geoffrey; Gray, Christina; Prout, Peter; Jefferson, Sarah; Shaw, Therese – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Since the mid-1980s, the working lives of teachers has become an enduring research topic. Much research has focused on early-career teachers and is often reported from deficit positions, i.e. why they leave the profession. However, career trajectory studies have described a small cohort of veteran teachers who remain positive and committed to…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Identification, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Surveys
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Li, Jing; Craig, Cheryl J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This research narratively explores a veteran teacher's emotions and identities in varied teacher communities within and outside a rural school in China. Based on interviews, the teacher's one-year reflective narratives and conversational records with members of an online teacher community, this research constructs and reconstructs how varied…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Emotional Response, Teacher Persistence
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Trent, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Educational-policy makers worldwide are concerned with finding effective strategies to recruit and retain high-quality teachers. The recruitment of second-career teachers has been seen as one means of fulfilling this aim. Against a background of calls to better understand SCTs, this article reports the results of a qualitative study investigating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Change, Barriers, Professional Identity
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Zheng, Xin; Yin, Hongbiao; Wang, Muhua – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Emotional labour has been demonstrated to play a critical role in teaching and leading in the past decade. This study explored the relationships between leadership practices, emotional labour and teacher self-efficacy, with a focus on the mediating role of emotional labour strategies. A sample of 1026 teachers from 3 provinces in China…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Response, Leadership Styles, Teacher Leadership
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Gertsen, Rob; Schaap, Harmen; Bakker, Cok – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This article focuses on moral authorship as an element of the professional development of novice teachers in the Netherlands. Moral authorship refers to the ability of teachers to observe, identify, verbalize and reflect on the moral aspects of their work in a proactive and dialogical manner. We elaborate on moral authorship by theoretically…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Development, Personal Narratives
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Sliškovic, Ana; Buric, Irena; Macuka, Ivana – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
With regard to the increase in complex demands on teachers within the current social context, the teachers' perspective on their own profession imposes itself as a very important research question. Given the lack of studies directed towards this issue in transitional countries such as Croatia, the aim of this qualitative study was to gain deeper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The results of a substantial body of research affirm that the number of teachers leaving their jobs is on the increase and the evidence is strong that the most credible explanation for the attrition is the emotional nature of the profession. The present study aimed to explore the intervening effect of EFL teachers' anxiety on the correlations…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Kaakinen, Markus – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Drawing on the tradition of childhood studies, this study explores how children's problems are being conceptualised by primary school teachers in Finland and Norway and what kind of institutional childhood is reflected in those conceptualisations. I use thematic content analysis to analyse data derived from two primary schools in Tampere, Finland,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Child Welfare
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Tsukui, Atsushi; Saito, Eisuke; Sato, Masaaki; Michiyama, Megumi; Murase, Masatsugu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study uses the grounded theory approach (GTA) to investigate the value and characteristics of teacher observations, when used to understand student learning. Earlier studies have analysed the act of observation, defining it as a combination of joint observation and interpretation activities. By contrast, this analysis of 28 primary school…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Communication, Vietnamese People
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Nguyen, Chinh Duc – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
As an emergent theme in educational research, examination of the lives and careers of teachers reveals a wide range of educational factors occurring in many different contexts. Despite the relationship between teaching and life outside school, research studies have been inclined towards the working aspects of teachers' lives. Rather than following…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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