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Palmer, Melanie; Rose, Dennis; Sanders, Matthew; Randle, Fiona – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Changes in family and employment patterns have lead to an increasing need for families to balance work and family roles. Little research has examined work and family conflict among teachers. In the present study, 69 New Zealand teachers completed a survey examining occupational-related demands, family-related demands, work and family conflict, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Role Conflict, Dependents
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Harris, Lois R.; Harnett, Jennifer – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Teachers' understandings of feedback probably influence the type and quality of feedback that they provide. The beliefs of 518 New Zealand practicing teachers about feedback were evaluated with the "Teachers' Conceptions of Feedback" (TCoF) inventory and related to practices these teachers considered to be feedback. Nine feedback factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Feedback (Response), Beliefs
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Anthony, Glenda; Haigh, Mavis; Kane, Ruth – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
In this paper we explore newly qualified New Zealand secondary teachers' varied accounts of induction. We claim that multiple interpretations of objectives for induction programs are a significant source of this variation. With reference to an activity system framework, we identify four primary "objects" of induction that were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Cushman, Penni – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
Despite research linking dominant masculinities to the disengagement of some boys from schooling, men teachers appear to be either unaware of the related literature, or reluctant to engage in behaviours that have increased their vulnerability to accusations of sexual abuse or homosexuality. A small study of men teachers in England, Sweden and New…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sex Fairness
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O'Neill, John; Bourke, Roseanna; Kearney, Alison – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
Institutional politics and diversity of ideological positions create challenges for teaching staff with polarised beliefs about inclusive education. This paper provides a methodological justification for a longitudinal study of the experience of developing an integrated "inclusive education" curriculum in one initial teacher education…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education