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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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Haworth, Penny; McGee, Alyson; MacIntyre, Lesieli Kupu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Current professional development initiatives show a preference for whole school approaches. However, pedagogy related to English language learners (ELLs) is often not widely dispersed in New Zealand primary schools, impacting on teacher efficacy with these learners. This paper discusses findings from a qualitative study which aimed to identify…
Descriptors: Educational Change, English Language Learners, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research
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Hsieh, Betina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Previous work on new teacher professional identity has focused on identity as a process of negotiation between individual and contextual factors. These negotiations are often filled with a struggle between personal agency and structures that prevent the enactment of an ideal professional self. This study introduces and discusses three teacher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Núñez, Juan L.; Fernández, Celia; León, Jaime; Grijalvo, Fernando – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
What makes a student feel vital and energetic? Using the self-determination framework, we analyzed how the behavior and feelings of students depend on social factors such as the teachers' attitudes. The goal of the study was to test an integrated sequence over a semester in which teacher's autonomy support acts as a predictor of autonomy, which,…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Chang-Kredl, Sandra – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This article offers a unique perspective on teacher thinking by connecting the study of early childhood teachers' beliefs with the field of childhood studies, and with film and literature studies. The purpose of the research is to examine (a) how films can be used to evoke responses in teachers about their implicit beliefs in childhood and (b) the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Films, Teacher Response
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Wosnitza, Marold S.; Labitzke, Nina; Woods-McConney, Amanda; Karabenick, Stuart A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
While extensive research on student help-seeking and teachers' help-giving behaviour in teacher-centred classroom and self-directed learning environments is available, little is known regarding teachers' beliefs and behaviour about help seeking or their role when students work in groups. This study investigated primary (elementary) school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Help Seeking, Teacher Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This longitudinal study aimed to examine the role of a professional learning community (PLC) in changing teachers' beliefs and practices. Teachers of a Chinese department in a Hong Kong secondary school were interviewed and observed. The findings indicate that the features of a PLC-facilitating teacher change are development of a coherent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Hue, Ming-tak; Kennedy, Kerry John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Many Hong Kong schools are concerned about how diverse learning needs of ethnic minority students could be better fulfilled. This study examines local teachers' constructs of assessment classroom environments. Using qualitative data collected from semi-structured interviews with 32 teachers from three secondary schools, this study shows ways in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Qualitative Research, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Quan-McGimpsey, Sharon; Marziliano, Sarah Carmen; Hassen, Trevor Gregory; Brown, Allison Sandra; Kuczynski, Leon – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study investigated teachers' experiences of closeness during interactions with the group of children in child care. Structured interviews were conducted with 24 female teachers who were teaching children between the ages of three and five (mean age = 3.9) regarding their perceptions of closeness with the group of children in the class.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Child Care, Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Yin, Hongbiao – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teachers can be seen as emotional workers often needing to be sensitive to the demands that their work makes on their emotions, and skilful in regulating their feelings, but few quantitative studies have examined this issue systematically. Using hierarchical regression analysis to examine this issue, this study investigates teachers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Emotional Intelligence, Asians
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study was to examine teacher learning in terms of teachers' professional agency in the professional community of the school. Altogether 2310 Finnish comprehensive school teachers completed a survey. Results showed that teachers' active efforts to learn in the professional community and to promote school development cannot be…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Communities of Practice
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Jonasson, Charlotte; Mäkitalo, Åsa; Nielsen, Klaus – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
In recent years, many countries within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have formulated educational policies aimed at providing better education to more students. However, this may be perceived as constituting dilemmatic spaces, where teachers must make efforts to reconcile coexisting political demands in their everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, School Holding Power, Decision Making
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Picower, Bree – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Within the field of teacher education, increased emphasis has been placed on social justice education (SJE). This qualitative study examined a group of beginning teachers who voluntarily participated in a social justice critical inquiry project (CIP). The findings indicate that while many of them were successful at teaching social issues, they…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Problems, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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