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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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Stone-Johnson, Corrie – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Today's American educational context is characterised by increasing standardisation coupled with heightened accountability. While some view standardisation as a lever for equity, many view it as problematic for the work of teachers. Efforts to improve student achievement by focusing on the activities of teachers have resulted in an over-riding…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Standards
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Farouk, Shaalan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
As teachers are at the heart of education, a substantial number of studies have researched the perception that mainstream school teachers have of themselves in relation to their work. This investigation extends this field of inquiry by examining how teachers' self-understanding is altered when they transfer from mainstream to special school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes, Females
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de Vries, Siebrich; van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) can improve teacher quality and teaching practice, yet teachers differ greatly in the extent to which they engage in CPD. In extensive research into which factors affect teachers' participation in CPD, the effects of teachers' beliefs have received limited attention, despite their strong…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development
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Ketelaar, Evelien; Koopman, Maaike; Den Brok, Perry J.; Beijaard, Douwe; Boshuizen, Henny P. A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The aim of this study was to gain understanding of how teachers familiarise themselves with a new pedagogy during their everyday practice, in this case the implementation of the coaching role in vocational education. For this purpose, 11 teachers reported their learning experiences in a digital log. An identity perspective was used as a lens to…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Vocational Education Teachers, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods
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Lesar, Irena; Cuk, Ivan; Pecek, Mojca – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
When looking for answers to the question of academic (non)achievement of regular pupils and pupils with special needs, it is necessary to take into account the extraordinary complexity of factors, ranging from psychological across instructional to home environment variables. The academic achievement is not only a reflection of the pupil's…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Elementary School Students
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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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Underwood, Jean D. M.; Stiller, James – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
There have been significant advance in educational technology but they have not always brought about measurable shifts in user behavior. This study examined the relationship between teachers' knowledge about a tool and their use of that tool. In many secondary schools use of a Learning Platforms (LPs) is no longer optional although the degree of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Educational Change, Barriers
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Caspersen, Joakim; Raaen, Finn Daniel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Teachers often describe their first teaching job following graduation as a shocking experience. This description raises several questions: Do novice teachers actually have a lower level of coping than experienced teachers? Are there factors in the work environment that make coping difficult for all teachers at a school? This paper compares the…
Descriptors: Novices, Coping, Beginning Teachers, Work Environment
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Harfitt, Gary James – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study focuses on how two teachers working in reduced-size secondary classes of the same grade adapted their pedagogy as a result of a brokered dialogue between myself as researcher and 43 grade 10 students from the teachers' classes. Research was carried out over the course of one academic year. First, students' perspectives on studying in a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Class Size
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O'Donoghue, Tom; Harford, Judith – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Over the last three decades, there has been a burgeoning of research on teacher identity. While the various bodies of work produced are very valuable, further lines of enquiry need to be pursued in order to take account of the complexities involved. This paper on the conception, construction, and maintenance of the identity of Roman Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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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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Strong-Wilson, Teresa; Johnston, Ingrid; Wiltse, Lynne; Burke, Anne; Phipps, Heather; Gonzalez, Ismel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The research that is the subject of this paper set out to interrogate pre-service teachers' responses to issues of national identity, ideology, and representation in contemporary multicultural Canadian picture books. While the research focused on whether and how the literature could serve to inform and broaden pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Studies of teachers' lives and careers rarely include a precise focus on subject teaching. This appears a limitation given the often strong connections there are between subject teaching and professional identity. With the intention of understanding the connections between the two better, the research adopted a case study methodology to describe…
Descriptors: Males, Physical Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged
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Epstein, Shira Eve – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
In this research, I analyze the roles of teachers and youth workers from a community-based organization in the context of two high school social action projects. Both the teachers and the youth workers assumed distinct roles while working together during the civic project enactments. The teachers were largely positioned as responsible for…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Social Work, Caseworkers, Social Action
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