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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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Üstünlüoglu, Evrim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Despite a growing number of studies on the effectiveness of teaching and quality in higher education, reports indicate that more work is needed regarding meeting expectations in teaching quality, in particular, in investigating lecturers' application of pedagogical knowledge when transferring discipline-specific knowledge. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness, Higher Education
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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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Tavakoli, Mansoor; Baniasad-Azad, Somayeh – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigated Iranian high school teachers' conceptions of effective teaching and examined the relationship of those conceptions to their teaching practices. The authors tried to achieve the purpose through questionnaires, observation, and interview. These teachers identified "being student-focused" and "being…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Yuan, Rui; Burns, Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study explores how two language teachers constructed and reconstructed their professional identities through their action research (AR) facilitated by university researchers in China. Informed by the theory of 'community of practice', the findings of the study show that AR exerted a transformative impact on the teachers' identity development.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Power Structure, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity
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Kaakinen, Markus – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Drawing on the tradition of childhood studies, this study explores how children's problems are being conceptualised by primary school teachers in Finland and Norway and what kind of institutional childhood is reflected in those conceptualisations. I use thematic content analysis to analyse data derived from two primary schools in Tampere, Finland,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Child Welfare
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Tsukui, Atsushi; Saito, Eisuke; Sato, Masaaki; Michiyama, Megumi; Murase, Masatsugu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study uses the grounded theory approach (GTA) to investigate the value and characteristics of teacher observations, when used to understand student learning. Earlier studies have analysed the act of observation, defining it as a combination of joint observation and interpretation activities. By contrast, this analysis of 28 primary school…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Communication, Vietnamese People
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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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Sharma, Lalit – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The study explores the institutional factors which influence the impact of education in building academic entrepreneurship in higher educational institutes of Uttarakhand state, India. In order to understand the institutional barriers, the author interviewed 68 senior-level educationists, who were working in the capacity of Director General,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Barriers, Teacher Attitudes
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Nichols, Sharon L.; Schutz, Paul A.; Rodgers, Kelly; Bilica, Kimberly – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The goal of our project was to develop an understanding of the connections among emotional episodes and emerging professional teacher identities of first year teachers. We interviewed eight first year mathematics and science teachers. We asked them to reflect on emotional episodes and talk about how those emotions informed their teaching…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Emotional Response
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Nguyen, Chinh Duc – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
As an emergent theme in educational research, examination of the lives and careers of teachers reveals a wide range of educational factors occurring in many different contexts. Despite the relationship between teaching and life outside school, research studies have been inclined towards the working aspects of teachers' lives. Rather than following…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Willis, Jill; Crosswell, Leanne; Morrison, Chad; Gibson, Andrew; Ryan, Mary – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Many early-career teachers (ECTs) begin their teaching careers in rural and remote schools in Australia, and do not stay long, with consequences for their own lives, and for their students, schools and communities. By understanding how first-year ECTs navigate personal (subjective) and contextual (objective) conditions, opportunities to disrupt…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Rural Schools, Rural Education
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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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Sisson, Jamie Huff – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Human agency is significant to the understanding of professional identities and actions. It is through human agency that individuals can become powerful in changing or authoring their own identities. Stemming from a larger narrative inquiry focused on understanding the professional identities of public preschool teachers, this paper draws on…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Public School Teachers
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