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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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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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Madero, Cristobal – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In this study, descriptive and comparative in nature, I analyze teachers' dissatisfaction with their profession in Chile, Brazil, and Mexico (N = 10,846). Using data from the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), I question whether extrinsic and intrinsic elements of school organizations, in addition to teachers' personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Hemphill, Michael A.; Templin, Thomas J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Teaching has been characterised as a stressful profession that is prone to burnout. Less is known about the specific ways in which teachers experience and navigate stressors associated with their work. This study aimed to qualitatively understand how teachers who perceive high and low levels of burnout characterise their lived experiences in…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Work Environment
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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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Yinon, Hayuta; Orland-Barak, Lily – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Many countries experience a high percentage of teachers who leave the profession before retirement. Most of the explanations, such as teacher burnout, adopt a pathogenic point of view which perceives attrition as a negative work outcome. In contrast, the qualitative project that this article is based on, which characterizes the career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Attrition (Research Studies)
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Newberry, Melissa; Allsop, Yvonne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Previous work on teacher attrition in the US has indicated that those who stay in the profession and those who leave are not separate homogenous groups. In this study, the lived experience of former teachers is examined to determine the issues that distinguish leavers from stayers. The sample is from the state of Utah, a state with one of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Collegiality
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Colnerud, Gunnel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this article is to study whether moral stress is a phenomenon relevant to teaching practice and which may make a significant contribution to understanding why teachers repeatedly reported feeling burdened by work. Moral stress can be caused by acting in conflict with one's own conscience, e.g. when one knows the right thing to…
Descriptors: Moral Issues, Stress Variables, Educational Practices, Critical Incidents Method
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Linnansaari-Rajalin, Terhi; Kivimäki, Mika; Ervasti, Jenni; Pentti, Jaana; Vahtera, Jussi; Virtanen, Marianna – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The extent to which school neighbourhood affects teachers' work commitment is poorly known. In the current study, we investigated whether school neighbourhood socio-economic characteristics predicted teachers' organizational and professional commitment. Primary school teachers (n?=?1042) responded to surveys in 2000-2001 (baseline) and 2004…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neighborhoods, Socioeconomic Status, Socioeconomic Influences
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Mansfield, Caroline; Beltman, Susan; Price, Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Early career teachers face a range of challenges in their first years of teaching and how these challenges are managed as career implications. Based on current literature, this paper presents a model of early career teacher resilience where resilience is seen as a process located at the interface of personal and contextual challenges and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Resilience (Psychology)
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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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Lavian, Rivka Hillel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
This article reports on a quantitative research study designed to examine the impact of organizational climate on burnout among homeroom and special education teachers working in Israeli state (non-religious) schools. The research literature identifies various causes for teacher burnout, offering evidence that special education teachers experience…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Teacher Burnout, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
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Shoffner, Melanie – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
If teaching is a complex act, it is additionally complex for first-year teachers', who enter with the same responsibilities as veteran teachers yet encounter specific difficulties as beginning teachers. This paper uses existing research on beginning English teachers major concerns to frame the exploration of concerns faced by four beginning…
Descriptors: Interviews, Content Analysis, English Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Newman, Elizabeth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Individuals moving from job to job are argued as a feature of reflexive modernity. This trend is reflected in the increasing number and diversity of "career changers" or "second career teachers" recruited to teaching. Having recruited teachers, retaining them in the profession is recognised as a considerable challenge. In terms…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Mentors, Job Satisfaction, Career Change
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McIntyre, Joanna – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Within the UK there are grave concerns about retention and attrition rates within the teaching profession, particularly in challenging schools. These are compounded by worries about the gap that will be left as long-serving teachers reach retirement age. This article is about the working lives of long-serving teachers in three high-poverty urban…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Retirement, Foreign Countries
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