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Brandon, Jim; Hollweck, Trista; Donlevy, James Kent; Whalen, Catherine – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This inquiry focuses on the "overall instructional leadership" approaches used by exemplary principals in three high performing Canadian provinces to overcome three persistent obstacles to effective teacher supervision and evaluation: (a) the management challenge, (b) the complexity challenge, and (c) the learning challenge. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Supervision, Principals, Teacher Evaluation
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Derrington, Mary Lynne; Campbell, John W. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Principals' implementation of new teacher evaluation policies in a suburban and rural southeastern area of the United States was examined over a five-year period. This study reports findings on two of eleven interview questions examining changes in principals' perceptions over time regarding policy concerns and benefits. Findings indicate while…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Personnel Policy, Principals, High Stakes Tests
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Clinton, Janet; Dawson, Georgia – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Educational reform in Australia recognizes the need for an effective teacher evaluation system but has fallen short of actually prescribing one. Current practice does not align to policy intent, with teacher evaluation largely an exercise in compliance around performance management as opposed to a process that promotes evaluative thinking,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching (Occupation), Evaluative Thinking
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Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In Flanders (Belgium), a new teacher evaluation policy was issued which placed a lot of autonomy with school principals to develop and implement a new teacher evaluation system. In this study, we explore how Flemish principals perceive the new teacher evaluation policy and what influences their perception. Results demonstrate that principals…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Flores, Maria Assunção – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper reports on findings from a broader piece of research aimed at investigating the ways in which head teachers experience a new teacher evaluation policy in Portugal, particularly in regard to the challenges and perceived effects of the policy on school and on teacher development. Data were collected through a questionnaire with open and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Personnel Policy
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Avalos-Bevan, Beatrice – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
The paper examines the process of establishing a teacher evaluation system in Chile and its acceptance by teachers over time. The conceptual base upon which the system was established is described. Evidence is also examined from a variety of data sources and research related to the evaluation system as well as teachers' use of its results. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Accountability, Faculty Development
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Zhu, Mingjing; Liu, Qian; Fu, Yao; Yang, Tianan; Zhang, Xingli; Shi, Jiannong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Teacher self-concept and efficacy have been investigated with burnout separately, while the two self-beliefs might work together to impact burnout. Guided by a model of the cyclical nature of teacher efficacy, we aimed to extend previous work on self-perceived predictors of teacher burnout by simultaneously investigating teacher self-concept and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Teacher Burnout
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Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Liu, Laura; Li, Qiong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper proposes a theoretical framework to understand the structure and determinants for rural teacher well-being (TWB), with a focus on key factors that can mediate low pay and poor work conditions, specifically teachers' professional learning (PL) and community engagement (CE). This framework was tested using structural equation model in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Well Being, Teacher Attitudes
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Foster, David; Gilardi, Filippo; Martin, Paul; Song, Wei; Towey, Dave; White, Andrew – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This article reports an undergraduate software engineering project in which, over a period of 2 years, four student teams from different cohorts developed a note-taking app for four academic clients at the students' own university. We investigated how projects involving internal clients can give students the benefits of engaging in real software…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Computer Software, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Berkovich, Izhak – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This exploratory study is based on a multidimensional perspective of trust relationships proposed in the literature to classify the profiles of teachers' trust in the principal. The main purpose of the present study was to examine the type and frequency of profiles of teachers' trust in principal, and the implications of these profiles for…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Principals, Public School Teachers
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Hemphill, Michael A.; Templin, Thomas J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Teaching has been characterised as a stressful profession that is prone to burnout. Less is known about the specific ways in which teachers experience and navigate stressors associated with their work. This study aimed to qualitatively understand how teachers who perceive high and low levels of burnout characterise their lived experiences in…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Work Environment
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van der Want, Anna C.; Schellings, G. L. M.; Mommers, J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This article reports on a qualitative study on the issues experienced teachers may encounter in everyday teaching practice. Some issues may possibly originate at the beginning of a career and continue to be a struggle during their career. Data were collected among 20 mid- and late career teachers from eight secondary schools. The results showed…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Youens, Bernadette; Smethem, Lindsey; Simmons, Mark – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Recruiting, preparing and retaining high-quality teachers are recurrent themes of local, national and international education agendas. Traditional university-led forms of teacher education continue to be challenged, and defended, as nations strive to secure a teaching force equipped to achieve high-quality learning outcomes for all students. One…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alternative Teacher Certification, Graduate Study, Teacher Education Programs
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Gertsen, Rob; Schaap, Harmen; Bakker, Cok – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This article focuses on moral authorship as an element of the professional development of novice teachers in the Netherlands. Moral authorship refers to the ability of teachers to observe, identify, verbalize and reflect on the moral aspects of their work in a proactive and dialogical manner. We elaborate on moral authorship by theoretically…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Development, Personal Narratives
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Han, Insuk – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study attempts to conceptualise English teachers' professional identity based on an understanding of identity in a socio-psychological framework, and thereby reveal the attributes and dynamics of professional identity by investigating Korean English teachers' cognitive, emotional and behavioural responses to their national English curriculum…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Design
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