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Mooney Simmie, Geraldine; Lang, Manfred – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study uses boundary crossing in activity theory as one normative framework for opening a deliberative inquiry in new discursive spaces to elicit "gender awareness" in teachers' practices. We illustrate this framework by drawing from data in one European teacher education project. Seven case studies were conducted and data were…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Gender Issues, Case Studies, Teacher Educators
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Swart, Fenna; de Graaff, Rick; Onstenk, Jeroen; Knezic, Dubravka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper describes teacher educators' understanding of language for classroom communication in higher education. We argue that teacher educators who are aware of their personal practical knowledge of language have a better understanding of their students' language use and provide better support for knowledge construction. Personal practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Educators, Knowledge Level
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Glazer, Jeremy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
For most teachers in the United States, teaching is no longer a career-long occupation. This article examines the narratives of a particular group of leavers, former teachers who made significant investments in their teacher training and who taught for at least three years before making the decision to exit. The accounts of these invested leavers…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Autonomy
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Erlandson, Peter; Karlsson, Mikael. R. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this study, the implementation of the Swedish "first teacher reform", where especially skilled teachers get an opportunity to advance in their careers, is examined. The scene is an upper secondary school, Baxter High, in the southwest of Sweden. In this particular school, a new system with first teachers replaces an old system of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Administrative Policy
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Fitchett, Paul G.; McCarthy, Christopher J.; Lambert, Richard G.; Boyle, Lauren – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Previous research has demonstrated associations between teacher stress and occupational burnout, but few studies have attempted to operationalize a central tenet of most stress theories, namely that teachers' appraisals of their classroom demands vis-à-vis their classroom resources is a central driver of vulnerability to stress. The research is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Stress Variables, Risk Assessment, Work Environment
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Hamilton, Miriam – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper examines attitudes to pedagogical change, among teachers within a second level science department in Ireland. It explores the beliefs and contextual constraints that mediate diversification from a primarily didactic pedagogical approach towards more student-led pedagogies. Using a multi-method approach incorporating observations of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Beliefs, Transitional Programs
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Säntti, Janne; Puustinen, Mikko; Salminen, Jari – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Our aim in this article is to examine the relationship between theory and practice in Finnish teacher education from the 1960s to the present. We identify four different periods to represent this relationship based on our analysis of national committee and evaluation reports. Theory and practice gradually converged, culminating in a research-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education Programs, Values
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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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Yuan, Rui; Zhang, Jia; Yu, Shulin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Although research on teacher collaboration has proliferated in the last few decades, scant attention has been paid to the development of teacher collaboration in school contexts. Informed by the perspective of complexity theory, this study investigates the complex process of teacher collaboration through qualitative interviews in an English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, School Effectiveness
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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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Llopart, M.; Serra, J. M.; Esteban-Guitart, M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Within the broad range of literature on the funds of knowledge approach, several positive impacts have been documented. In particular, participating teachers have reported meaningful changes in their relationships with students' families as a consequence of the home visits. However, few studies have assessed the limitations of the approach, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Cultural Background
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Yancovic-Allen, Macarena – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study aims to explore what pre-service elementary teachers think about the use they will give to research in their future teaching professional practice. Thirty-three pre-service elementary teachers from a Chilean university were interviewed using a phenomenographic approach. Analysis yielded four categories of description, ranging from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Aragona-Young, Emily; Sawyer, Brook E. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
As the diversity of American schools is increasing, teachers should understand the role culture plays in the classroom and employ teaching practices that accommodate students from diverse cultural backgrounds. However, while more is known about pre-service teachers' beliefs about multicultural education, less is known about what practices…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Multicultural Education, Educational Practices
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Southern, Alex – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Teach First is a schools-based route into teaching, where graduates are able to train while employed by 'disadvantaged' schools. Established in 2002, the charity works in partnership with teacher training providers around England and Wales. The first Teach First Cymru cohort began in 2013, at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Educationally Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Schools
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Saariaho, Emmi; Anttila, Henrika; Toom, Auli; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Self- and co-regulation are central elements in skillful student-teacher learning. Studies have confirmed the interrelation between positive academic emotions and student engagement in self-regulated learning. There are also indicators of student-teachers experiencing co-regulative learning activities as highly significant. Yet, we know…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response
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