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Lo, Leslie N.K. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article offers a critical review of the impact of policy-induced changes on school teachers in the Chinese Mainland where educational reform has been an ongoing project for four decades. It addresses three aspects of the current state of teaching and the teaching profession: the contextual factors that have influenced their development; the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Professionalism
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Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer; Smith, Jason M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted in an effort to create a consistent set of standards across schools, districts, and states in order to ensure equality of educational opportunities for all students in the country. Educational reform through standardization implies that across thousands of miles and millions of students,…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Rural Areas, Geographic Regions
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Alvunger, Daniel; Wahlström, Ninni – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this article, we explore the meaning potentials of teacher education in terms of the significance of a research-based approach and the different pedagogic identities that such an approach implies. The study's aim is to examine the important factors for education to be considered research-based and to identify and analyse the research base of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys
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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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Peercy, Megan Madigan; Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Silverman, Rebecca D.; Daniel, Shannon – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Previously, research about teacher expertise has adhered to relatively fixed notions of teacher expertise. However, in this study, we share data from teacher study group (TSG) meetings, which demonstrate a dynamic understanding of teacher expertise. In these meetings, teachers discursively positioned themselves, their colleagues, and the research…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation, Expertise, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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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Mason, Kevin O. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
Many researchers in the field of teacher education have proposed the formation of partnerships between teachers and teacher educators, without explicitly stating what additional roles teachers might play in the teacher preparation process. This article describes how some pre-service teacher education programmes have increased the involvement of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Teachers
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Leeman, Yvonne; Ledoux, Guuske – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2005
Opinions differ on the desirability of paying attention to intercultural education in schools and on the opportunities to do this. Theoretical agreement and conceptual clarity on the concept are hard to find. The theoretical debate on intercultural education is far removed from daily practice in the classroom. Ideally, experience-related ideas and…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys