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Ai, Bin; Wang, Lifei – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to reflect on my experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in an inland Chinese university when I returned from Australia: I re-entered the space of EFL teaching, and experimented with a new model of teaching. In my experiment, I applied the concepts of third space and hybrid identity as a theoretical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Hu, Guangwei; Choo, Lilin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study was designed to examine secondary teachers' use of evaluative language resources in their qualitative written feedback on student work and factors shaping the deployment of such resources. Drawing on appraisal theory as an analytic framework for the language of evaluation, the study analyzed 84 teachers' evaluative reports on their…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Klug, Julia; Bruder, Simone; Schmitz, Bernhard – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Diagnosing is one of teachers' key competences. Lately, a new model of teachers' diagnostic competence and therewith a new measurement method focusing on diagnosing students' learning behavior in an interdisciplinary approach have been developed. They can build a basis for promoting teachers' diagnostic competence. However, some questions relevant…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Competence, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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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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Caspersen, Joakim; Raaen, Finn Daniel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Teachers often describe their first teaching job following graduation as a shocking experience. This description raises several questions: Do novice teachers actually have a lower level of coping than experienced teachers? Are there factors in the work environment that make coping difficult for all teachers at a school? This paper compares the…
Descriptors: Novices, Coping, Beginning Teachers, Work Environment
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Boyle, Christopher; Topping, Keith; Jindal-Snape, Divya – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study investigated the attitudes of secondary teachers to inclusion in schools. Three hundred and ninety-one teaching and management-level staff from 19 mainstream and 6 special schools in one local authority in Scotland completed a survey. Overall, teaching staff were pro-inclusion, conditional on adequate support and resources. There was a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Peters, Judith; Pearce, Jane – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Given the current climate of high levels of teacher attrition, it is critically important that we understand what keeps early career teachers in the profession. This paper reports early findings from a project addressing the question: "What conditions are conducive to promoting teacher resilience and retention in the first two years of…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Foreign Countries, Faculty Mobility, 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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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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Cabaroglu, Nese; Tillema, Harm H. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
To disclose the inner process of teacher educators' dealing with their different roles and their coping with conflicting demands, the study of dilemmas encountered in practice may offer a promising perspective. Building on previous research on teaching dilemmas, this study uses a comparative approach to disclose teacher educators' views on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Coping
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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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Proios, Miltiadis; Athanailidis, Joannis; Arvanitidou, Vasiliki – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
The purpose of the present paper is to examine the teachers' cognitive structures through moral judgment schemas, as well as whether the above-mentioned structures diversify among teachers, depending on education level, specialty, age, teaching experience, and gender. Moreover, another aim is to examine whether these cognitive structures can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Structures, Value Judgment, Teaching Experience
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Allen, Jeanne Maree; Butler-Mader, Carol; Smith, Richard A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
This paper reports an evaluation of an innovative university-school partnership in which teacher practitioners work as university lecturers in a regional Australian pre-service teacher education programme. The philosophy of this programme encompasses authentic partnerships between universities, schools and other industry employers. The study was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teaching Experience
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