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Kissau, Scott; Davin, Kristin; Wang, Chuang; Haudeck, Helga; Rodgers, Marion; Du, Lixia – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
In response to the critical shortage of foreign language teachers internationally, school districts around the world are employing a variety of recruitment strategies, including conducting international searches. While these strategies may help to fill foreign language teacher vacancies, they lack a strong research base, as little is known about…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Language Teachers, Career Choice, Second Language Learning
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Kissau, Scott; Rodgers, Marion; Haudeck, Helga – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2014
Recent research has reported professional agreement among foreign language (L2) teachers with respect to the beliefs and behaviors associated with effective L2 teaching. While such research may contribute to an emerging professional consensus, it must be acknowledged that the participating teachers in the related studies were all living and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Ito, Yoko; Izumi-Taylor, Satomi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in perspectives of fathering among American, Chinese, Japanese and Swedish in-service and pre-service early childhood teachers. The participants in the quantitative survey consisted of 67 American in-service and 277 pre-service teachers, 118 Chinese in-service and 163…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Teacher Attitudes
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Ito, Yoko; Saito, Masako; Kaneda, Toshiko – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine American and Japanese pre-service teachers' understanding of the notion of whether or not children under age three should be cared for by their mothers at home. The participants were 87 female Japanese and 64 female American college students majoring in Early Childhood Education. The participants responded…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mothers, Early Childhood Education, Parent Child Relationship