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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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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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van Ginkel, Gisbert; Verloop, Nico; Denessen, Eddie – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Current mentoring models for teacher preparation and induction emphasize the need to engage novice teachers' learning through collaborative professional learning communities. Mentors in such communities are expected to engage in joint knowledge construction with novices, and to be "co-thinkers" who enact a developmental view of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Teacher Motivation, Communities of Practice
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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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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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Peiser, Gillian; Jones, Marion – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This paper reports on a study that investigated teachers' perceptions about the significance of intercultural understanding (IU) in the modern foreign languages (MFL) curriculum. The research was conducted in the wake of a National Curriculum revision in 2007 in England that for the first time listed "IU" as one of the four key concepts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, National Curriculum
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Ferguson Patrick, Kate; Macqueen, Suzanne; Reynolds, Ruth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
In an era of international multimedia exposure and a global economy, there is no question that global education (GE) must be part of the school curriculum. Effective delivery of GE is reliant on adequate teacher preparation. A group of teacher educators at one University sought to raise the profile of GE with pre-service teachers through the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Global Education, Teacher Education
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den Brok, Perry; van Eerde, Dolly; Hajer, Maaike – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Dealing with ethnic and linguistic diversity is one of the major challenges in today's education. Therefore, the formulation of competencies for teachers and teacher training should take into account the specific requirements of teaching in multicultural schools. In 2002, a series of small-scale studies were conducted to identify and formulate…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Measures (Individuals), Interaction, Case Studies
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Gore, Jennifer M.; Gitlin, Andrew D. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2004
In this paper, we explore the divide between academics and teachers over the production and use of knowledge. Teachers' views (pre-service and inservice teachers from both Australia and the United States) on educational research are utilized to better understand and [re]vision this divide. These teachers overwhelmingly dismissed academic research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship