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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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Neto, Roque; Rodrigues, Vinicius P.; Polega, Meaghan; Persons, Megan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
With data from 311 K-12 public school teachers working in the United States, we tested a predictive model of entrepreneurial behaviour that included demographic characteristics and career adaptability, and identified differences between highly and minimally entrepreneurial teachers on how and why they adapt their teaching practices. Statistical…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Entrepreneurship
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Yang, Guang; Badri, Masood; Al Rashedi, Asma; Almazroui, Karima – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
A multilevel framework was applied to investigate the effects of teacher characteristics, school environment, and district level HRM practices on teacher commitment. Drawing on the results from a public school teacher survey conducted in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2014, four forms of teacher commitment (commitment to school, to students, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Cultural Pluralism, Public School Teachers
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Ng, Clarence; Leicht, Alysse – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Teacher change involves the transformation of beliefs, knowledge and practices. While research has highlighted significant facilitative conditions as well as barriers to these changes, insufficient attention has been devoted to examining influences derived from existing practices perpetuated by institutional factors and teachers' personal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Video Technology, Intervention
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Lowe, Geoffrey; Gray, Christina; Prout, Peter; Jefferson, Sarah; Shaw, Therese – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Since the mid-1980s, the working lives of teachers has become an enduring research topic. Much research has focused on early-career teachers and is often reported from deficit positions, i.e. why they leave the profession. However, career trajectory studies have described a small cohort of veteran teachers who remain positive and committed to…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Identification, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Surveys
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Goodson, Ivor F.; Ümarik, Meril – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In recent decades, the work of teachers worldwide has undergone deep change. We have seen that teachers have encountered recent challenges differently and adapted to educational changes to a different extent depending on their personal disposition, but also school leadership and workplace support. This study focuses on the example of Estonian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui; Wang, Qiang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Informed by an ethnographic approach, this study aims to investigate the professional culture of a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a high school in China. Relying on data gathered through extended field observation and in-depth interviews, this study seeks to uncover the distinctive characteristics of EFL teacher culture…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography
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Ye, Wangbei; Song, Xujing; Li, Fan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This article reports the findings of a small-scale, follow-up investigation into the transfer problems encountered by first-year teachers in China, and the interactions that emerged among the teachers' preconceptions of teaching, university teacher preparation programmes and teaching school contexts in their first year. Participants were surveyed…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Beginning Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Furman, Cara – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Teaching is a complex task that requires that the teacher be skilled at responding effectively and ethically to unexpected situations. Many have linked a teacher's facility in the classroom to Aristotle's concept of phronesis, translated in this paper as practical wisdom. While the relationship between practical wisdom and teaching has gotten…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Epistemology
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Losser, Janet L.; Caldarella, Paul; Black, Sharon J.; Pate, P. Elizabeth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This qualitative study investigated factors that facilitate and hinder implementation of service learning for novice and veteran teachers. We conducted case studies of three novice teachers and three veteran teachers, using a cross-case analysis within and across groups. Confirming prior research, facilitating factors included teachers' knowledge…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Qualitative Research
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Brunetti, Gerald J.; Marston, Susan H. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Scholars in recent years have studied the professional development of teachers, identifying stages or phases that teachers characteristically experience during their careers. Little research, however, has focused specifically on the professional development of teachers during early and mid-career (years 1-10), which is the aim of the present…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Experience, Elementary School Teachers
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Popper-Giveon, Ariela; Shayshon, Bruria – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Research literature often addresses the problems entailed in the integration of beginning teachers within the education system. Most studies emphasize the conflicts these teachers experience, especially between the personal and professional aspects of their profession. We conducted qualitative research among participants and graduates of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity
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Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Van de Grift, Wim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Although effective teaching behaviour is central for pupil outcomes, the extent to which pre-service teachers behave effectively in the classroom and how their behaviour relates to pupils' engagement remain unanswered. The present study aims to validate a theoretical model linking effective pre-service teaching behaviour and pupil's engagement,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior
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Vagi, Robert; Pivovarova, Margarita – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
In this critical review of literature, we summarize the major theoretical frameworks that have been used to study teacher mobility. In total we identified 40 teacher mobility studies that met our inclusion criteria. We conclude that relatively few theoretical frameworks have been used to study teacher mobility and those that have been used are…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Educational Theories, Influences, Decision Making
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Markic, Silvija; Eilks, Ingo; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hugerat, Muhamad; Kortam, Naji; Dkeidek, Iyad; Hofstein, Avi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper presents a study focusing on differences in Israeli Jewish and Arab chemistry teachers' beliefs regarding teaching and learning of chemistry in the upper secondary schools. Israel is a country experiencing the problems of diverse cultural orientation of its inhabitants but applying the same educational system to its diverse cultural…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes
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