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Karousiou, Christiana; Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This research study focuses on the ways in which teachers' professional identity is being shaped and influenced in 'super-diverse' school settings. For the purposes of this research, we used the Cyprus educational system as our case study to investigate how teachers experience the enactment of intercultural education at the school level. To this…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Student Diversity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Alvarez, Ibis M.; Weise, Crista; Vall, Berta; González, Montserrat; Morodo, Andy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Educational Psychology makes a significant contribution to the development of skills to research the effectivity of teacher practices in class. However, there is little agreement on what educational psychology concepts are most relevant for teacher training. This paper reports on trainee teachers' self-perceived mastery of, and attributed…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Expectation
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Losser, Janet L.; Caldarella, Paul; Black, Sharon J.; Pate, P. Elizabeth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This qualitative study investigated factors that facilitate and hinder implementation of service learning for novice and veteran teachers. We conducted case studies of three novice teachers and three veteran teachers, using a cross-case analysis within and across groups. Confirming prior research, facilitating factors included teachers' knowledge…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Qualitative Research
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Nguyen, Chinh Duc – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
As an emergent theme in educational research, examination of the lives and careers of teachers reveals a wide range of educational factors occurring in many different contexts. Despite the relationship between teaching and life outside school, research studies have been inclined towards the working aspects of teachers' lives. Rather than following…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gallant, Andrea; Riley, Philip – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Early career teacher (ECT) attrition data are often challenged by those outside of the profession. Attrition rates can only be interpolated from existing data, but fall somewhere between 8 and 53%. The Australian workforce data on ECT attrition are problematized at the outset, before presenting a collective case study examining early career male…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Case Studies
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Kuh, Lisa P. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Reflective practice has potentially positive effects on an organization's capacity to focus on student learning and teaching practices. In an effort to comply with policy and provide teachers with opportunities to reflect on their practice, districts, schools, and teachers have turned to various models that feature collaborative experiences. One…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness
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Coldwell, Mike – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Despite the very large literature on teacher careers from an individual perspective, there is relatively little that links the perspectives of teachers themselves to how schools as organisations approach careers. The aim of this paper is, first, to outline how teachers' orientations towards careers change across three dimensions, and, second, to…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Beginning Teachers, School Culture, Family Work Relationship
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Ciampa, Katia; Gallagher, Tiffany L. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This case study research reports on elementary (grade 8) and secondary school (grade 9) teachers' participation in job-embedded, professional learning and engagement in collaborative inquiry. Teachers constructed an inquiry-oriented media literacy unit following the collaborative inquiry model. The current study sought to investigate how…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry, Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Cameron, Marie; Lovett, Susan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The Teachers of Promise study has followed the work histories of 57 primary and secondary teachers who had been identified at the beginning of their third year of teaching as having the potential to make a significant contribution to the profession. Using data from surveys and interviews, this paper reports on what sustained or inhibited their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Coping
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Picower, Bree – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Within the field of teacher education, increased emphasis has been placed on social justice education (SJE). This qualitative study examined a group of beginning teachers who voluntarily participated in a social justice critical inquiry project (CIP). The findings indicate that while many of them were successful at teaching social issues, they…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Problems, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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Biesta, Gert; Priestley, Mark; Robinson, Sarah – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
There is an ongoing tension within educational policy worldwide between countries that seek to reduce the opportunities for teachers to exert judgement and control over their own work, and those who seek to promote it. Some see teacher agency as a weakness within the operation of schools and seek to replace it with evidence-based and data-driven…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Empowerment, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Eteläpelto, Anneli; Vähäsantanen, Katja; Hökkä, Päivi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study investigated novice teachers' perceptions of their professional agency during the initial years of their work in schools. The research questions were: (i) How do novice teachers perceive their professional agency within their work, and what do they see as the main restrictions and resources affecting that agency? (ii) How do novice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Empowerment, Beginning Teachers
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Stillman, Jamy; Anderson, Lauren – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This article explores how one specially prepared, accomplished teacher managed dilemmas that arose as she worked to enact responsive language arts instruction with English Learners in a policy context that privileged high-stakes accountability and standardization. Drawing on sociocultural learning theory, the article illustrates how the teacher's…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Teaching Experience, English Instruction, Professional Identity
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Peercy, Megan Madigan; Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Silverman, Rebecca D.; Daniel, Shannon – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Previously, research about teacher expertise has adhered to relatively fixed notions of teacher expertise. However, in this study, we share data from teacher study group (TSG) meetings, which demonstrate a dynamic understanding of teacher expertise. In these meetings, teachers discursively positioned themselves, their colleagues, and the research…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation, Expertise, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Martin-Beltran, Melinda; Peercy, Megan Madigan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study examines collaboration between English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers and content-area elementary school teachers, and makes the case for conceptualising teacher collaboration as an opportunity for shared teacher learning. Using a sociocultural theoretical lens, this study examines how three pairs of elementary teachers…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teacher Collaboration, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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