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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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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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McGrath, Kevin F.; Van Bergen, Penny – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Disruptive student behaviour is a major concern for teachers, causing classroom conflict and emotional fatigue. Whilst student-teacher closeness is known to reduce student aggression and improve behaviour, it is not yet known why some teachers experience close relationships with disruptive students and others do not. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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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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Postholm, May Britt – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article focuses on teacher educators' role and how it was enacted and experienced by teachers and leaders in a school-based development project. The arena for the teachers' professional development was the school, and teacher educators at one teacher-education institution and three schools took part in the research. Teacher educators,…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
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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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King-Sears, Margaret E.; Stefanidis, Abraham; Brawand, Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This exploratory research underscores Bandura's social learning theory on collective agency to investigate co-teaching partners' collaboration regarding reading instruction for students with disabilities. Students whose Individualized Education Programs stipulate reading are dependent on special educators to deliver such instruction. In the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Program Implementation, Special Education, Reading Instruction
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Wei, Wei; Hui, Sammy King Fai – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Using data from multiple evaluation instruments to evaluate university teachers' teaching quality has been popular in practice; however, the inconsistency of these evaluation results has not received sufficient attention. This study intended to fill the gap by investigating the main reasons for the discrepancy in teaching performance that resulted…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Communication
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Stacey, Meghan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article presents evidence from across the segregated secondary school system in NSW, Australia, through the close analysis of three cases of teachers' work in contrasting schooling contexts. Through this comparative approach, the relationship between school context and the work of the early career teacher is foregrounded, troubling views of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Experience, Context Effect
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Mauri, Teresa; Onrubia, Javier; Colomina, Rosa; Clarà, Marc – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This paper considers how student teachers, mentor teachers and university tutors who participate in collaborative settings for joint reflection on practical teaching situations during students' practicum perceive their roles and opportunities for learning in these settings. We are also interested in how the participants experience this kind of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Mentors, Role
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Hargreaves, Andy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article reprises and reflects on 30 years of the author's work on teacher collaboration. The distinctive nature of this work has not been in making a case for teacher collaboration in terms of its benefits for students, teachers, or educational change. These arguments are widely available elsewhere. Rather it has examined ways of…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Research, Collegiality, Professionalism
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Furlong, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
For nearly 40 years the quality and value of the contribution of universities to initial teacher education has been brought into question. This is particularly so in England where the ongoing 'discourse of derision' has resulted in universities no longer being seen as necessary partners in the process. More recently, similar challenges have taken…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Toom, Auli; Tiilikainen, Mikko; Heikonen, Lauri; Leijen, Äli; Mena, Juanjo; Husu, Jukka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study investigated student teachers' (N = 82) learning of action-oriented knowledge (AOK), triggering incidents in teaching practice, and the relationships between these two. Student teacher's action-oriented knowledge is understood as core capability for the practice of teaching, and learning of action-oriented knowledge needs to be…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Critical Incidents Method, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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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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