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Dixon, Mary – Teaching Education, 2016
International benchmarking and national testing of students at all levels of schooling have provoked teachers to critically reflect on their place in this endeavour. Many of the curriculum and pedagogical approaches associated with this type of assessment and accountability conflict with long-held beliefs about the role of teachers and the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes
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Wang, Jian; Teng, Xing – Teaching Education, 2016
Teachers from mainstream and minority backgrounds teaching in the same school contexts presumably hold different beliefs of learning and teaching about minority students due to their unique prior life and ethnic experiences. Teachers in similar school environments are also assumed to share beliefs of teaching and learning about their students…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Student Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
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Larsen, Marianne A. – Teaching Education, 2016
This article begins with a brief overview of the relationship between globalisation and the internationalisation of higher education. This serves as a backdrop for the focus of the article, which is the internationalisation of teacher education. In order to see the diverse ways that teacher education programmes have been internationalised over the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Case Studies, International Education, Global Approach
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Haim, Orly; Amdur, Lisa – Teaching Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the professional challenges and concerns of 30 second career teachers (SCTs) participating in an alternative fast-track induction program during their first year of teaching. Additionally, the study investigated their perspectives of the institutional support provided to them. The main source of data was…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teacher Induction, Alternative Teacher Certification, School Support
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Westrick, Jan M.; Morris, Gary A. – Teaching Education, 2016
Teacher educators are challenged to enact a pedagogy that helps facilitate conceptual transitions in preservice teachers away from the naïve notions formed during their long apprenticeships of observation. This study examines one "educative experience purposefully embedded in meaningful pedagogical experiences" using the three-level…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Educational Experience
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Green, Carie; Medina-Jerez, William; Bryant, Carol – Teaching Education, 2016
Research on environmental action projects in teacher education is limited. Furthermore, projects that emphasize the role of citizens and governments in environmental problem-solving are scarce. The purpose of this study was to explore how participating in a political environmental action project influenced pre-service teachers' environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Political Issues, Student Participation
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Martell, Christopher C. – Teaching Education, 2016
Using critical constructivism as the theoretical lens, the teacher educator-researcher used practitioner research to systematically examine the experience of PreK-12 teachers in his district-based teacher research professional development course, while also examining his development as a teacher educator. The results of this study showed that, as…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Teacher Educators, Professional Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gruson, Brigitte; Marlot, Corinne – Teaching Education, 2016
This article, based upon the field of comparative didactics, seeks to contribute to the identification of generic and specific features in the teaching and learning process. More particularly, its aim was to examine, through the study of two different school subjects: biology and English as a second language, how "passive didactic…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Biology, English (Second Language), Science Instruction
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Hardy, Ian; Grootenboer, Peter – Teaching Education, 2016
This article reveals the nature of actions, discussions and relationships which helped forge school-community partnerships for engaged student learning and wider community participation for students and families living under difficult socio-economic circumstances. Specifically, the article draws upon interviews with key personnel and staff…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement
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Finnessy, Patrick – Teaching Education, 2016
This study was concerned with an examination of the heteropatriarchy as it was performed by six self-identified heterosexual male English teachers and two high school administrators in the United States and Canada. These educators explained their efforts regarding their own thinking about identity and curriculum and their attempts to teach a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Teacher Attitudes, Sexual Orientation
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Mikulec, Erin; Herrmann, Adam – Teaching Education, 2016
This paper examines how a clinical experience in an alternative educational setting impacted both pre-service secondary teachers and the students with whom they worked. The participants were pre-service secondary teachers completing a clinical experience at a local agency that served a population of students for whom traditional school settings…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Steele, Jamie Simpson – Teaching Education, 2016
The "creativity gap" is a distressing discrepancy between the ostensible value educators place on creativity and its absence in schools. How do teachers take on the attributes and skills of a creative practitioner? What struggles do they face in doing so? This case study examines the practices of six early elementary teachers who…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Harris, Anne; Ammermann, Mark – Teaching Education, 2016
Traditional ties between "arts" education (that is, discipline-based arts subjects and activities in schools) and an emergent notion of "creativity" in educational discourses and policy documents are loosening, with implications for both. While creativity seems to be on the ascent, the arts may not be as fortunate; creative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Art Education, Educational Policy
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Kolman, Joni S.; Roegman, Rachel; Goodwin, A. Lin – Teaching Education, 2016
This article presents findings from an exploratory empirical study of teaching residents' opportunities and learning within the overlapping contexts of English as a Second Language (ESL)/special education classrooms and high-need urban schools. Utilizing documentation from the first year of a teacher residency program, our findings illustrate the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Context Effect, Urban Schools
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Riley, Tasha; Webster, Amanda – Teaching Education, 2016
In 2011 to 2012, 48 schools in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland participated in the Principals as Literacy Leaders with Indigenous Communities (PALLIC) project. Central to this project was the establishment of positive working relationships between school principals and Indigenous community leaders in order to improve…
Descriptors: Principals, Indigenous Populations, Literacy, School Community Relationship
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