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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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Zhang, Xiaolei; Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Studies of professional development have examined the influence of school-based approaches on in-service teacher learning and change but have seldom investigated teachers' job-embedded learning processes. This paper explores the dynamic processes of teacher learning in school-based settings. A qualitative comparative case study based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Inservice Teacher Education
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Tavakoli, Mansoor; Baniasad-Azad, Somayeh – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigated Iranian high school teachers' conceptions of effective teaching and examined the relationship of those conceptions to their teaching practices. The authors tried to achieve the purpose through questionnaires, observation, and interview. These teachers identified "being student-focused" and "being…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Onurkan Aliusta, Gülen; Özer, Bekir – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This paper addresses the espoused and enacted practices of high school teachers with regard to student-centred learning (SCL). Explanatory mixed-method design, where quantitative strand is followed by qualitative one, is employed. While the quantitative strand aims to explore teachers' perceptions regarding the extent student-centred teacher and…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teacher Role, Student Role, Educational Change
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Hsieh, Betina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Previous work on new teacher professional identity has focused on identity as a process of negotiation between individual and contextual factors. These negotiations are often filled with a struggle between personal agency and structures that prevent the enactment of an ideal professional self. This study introduces and discusses three teacher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Harfitt, Gary James – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study focuses on how two teachers working in reduced-size secondary classes of the same grade adapted their pedagogy as a result of a brokered dialogue between myself as researcher and 43 grade 10 students from the teachers' classes. Research was carried out over the course of one academic year. First, students' perspectives on studying in a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Class Size
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Cohen, Rosetta Marantz – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
This study considers the lives of two veteran, urban high school teachers who have persisted in the profession over several decades, and who demonstrate an investment and enthusiasm for the work that is unusual among teachers in "difficult" schools. Through ethnographic, open-ended interviews and observations, the study seeks to identify those…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness