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Boldrini, Elena; Sappa, Viviana; Aprea, Carmela – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Based on an ecological view of teacher resilience, the paper investigates perceived difficulties and resources among vocational education and training (VET) teachers as a first step for investigating teachers' resilience. Given the substantial shortage of theoretical and empirical studies on this population, more research on resilience among VET…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Barriers, Teacher Persistence
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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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Gokturk, Soheyda; Dinckal, Selin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Parental involvement has been associated with numerous student benefits. However, related literature reveals that neither parents nor teachers are content with the scope and depth of parental involvement in schools. This may be partly due to differential understandings that both sides have on the concept of parental involvement. In this study,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Private Schools, Middle School Students, Cultural Capital
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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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Popper-Giveon, Ariela; Shayshon, Bruria – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Research literature often addresses the problems entailed in the integration of beginning teachers within the education system. Most studies emphasize the conflicts these teachers experience, especially between the personal and professional aspects of their profession. We conducted qualitative research among participants and graduates of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity
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Gavish, Bella – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
To open a window into perceptions entailed in the professional world view of special education teacher trainees, three research questions were developed: (a) What are their motives for joining the profession? (b) How do they perceive the role of the special education teacher? and (c) What are their expectations from teacher training? The research…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Training
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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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Markic, Silvija; Eilks, Ingo; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hugerat, Muhamad; Kortam, Naji; Dkeidek, Iyad; Hofstein, Avi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper presents a study focusing on differences in Israeli Jewish and Arab chemistry teachers' beliefs regarding teaching and learning of chemistry in the upper secondary schools. Israel is a country experiencing the problems of diverse cultural orientation of its inhabitants but applying the same educational system to its diverse cultural…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes
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Fransson, Göran; Frelin, Anneli – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This article focuses on teacher commitment, and particularly on teachers displaying sustained high levels of commitment throughout their teaching careers (over 15 years). Graduates from one Teacher Education programme responded to an open-ended questionnaire conducted on 10 occasions concerning their work as teachers, from graduation in 1993 to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Characteristics, Self Efficacy
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Wosnitza, Marold S.; Labitzke, Nina; Woods-McConney, Amanda; Karabenick, Stuart A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
While extensive research on student help-seeking and teachers' help-giving behaviour in teacher-centred classroom and self-directed learning environments is available, little is known regarding teachers' beliefs and behaviour about help seeking or their role when students work in groups. This study investigated primary (elementary) school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Help Seeking, Teacher Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This longitudinal study aimed to examine the role of a professional learning community (PLC) in changing teachers' beliefs and practices. Teachers of a Chinese department in a Hong Kong secondary school were interviewed and observed. The findings indicate that the features of a PLC-facilitating teacher change are development of a coherent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies
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Hillel Lavian, Rivka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Special education teachers work under more difficult, more intense, and more demanding conditions than mainstream teachers. Relations between teachers, pupils, and parents are more complex than in mainstream education due to the intensity, intimacy, vulnerability, and commitment involved. Teachers require special skills so they can practice…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Personal Narratives, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Biesta, Gert; Priestley, Mark; Robinson, Sarah – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
There is an ongoing tension within educational policy worldwide between countries that seek to reduce the opportunities for teachers to exert judgement and control over their own work, and those who seek to promote it. Some see teacher agency as a weakness within the operation of schools and seek to replace it with evidence-based and data-driven…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Empowerment, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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van der Heijden, H. R. M. A.; Geldens, J. J. M.; Beijaard, D.; Popeijus, H. L. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teachers play a key role in realizing successful changes in education. Among them are real "change agents" at both classroom and school level. To obtain insights into what characterizes these teachers, an exploratory study has been conducted by interviewing external experts, principals, and teachers (n = 20). An analysis of data resulted…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Characteristics, Change Agents, Educational Change
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