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Flint, Amy Seely; Albers, Peggy; Matthews, Mona – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper examines the initial steps of an internationally funded project focused on enhancing teachers' conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of literacy development in the Western Cape of South Africa. We asked what are the tensions and breakthroughs when engaged in international teacher professional development? Four lines of inquiry support…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Critical Incidents Method, International Cooperation, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Soebari, Titien; Aldridge, Jill M. – Teacher Development, 2016
This article reports on the differential effectiveness of a teacher professional development programme for teachers in urban and rural schools in Indonesia. The study employed an embedded mixed methods design that involved the concurrent collection of both quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative component involved a pre-post design in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investigations, Faculty Development, Teacher Education Programs
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Loizou, Florentia – Teacher Development, 2015
In this article the author discusses how the revised curriculum which has been recently introduced in public primary education in Cyprus can be implemented beyond the espoused level of change. This discussion is based on a study the author conducted on Cypriot primary school teachers' reflective practices. The study was qualitative and used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary School Curriculum
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Childs, Ann; Burn, Katharine; McNicholl, Jane – Teacher Development, 2013
This paper reports on a study exploring teacher learning of subject content knowledge (SCK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in four subject departments of secondary schools in England. The research design employed interview and observation. This paper focuses on characterising the cultures of the subject departments from the participants'…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Goepel, Janet – Teacher Development, 2012
This paper considers the nature of teacher professionalism in England today, tracing how it has changed and developed according to the impact of government policy and the introduction of standards for teachers. It examines the recently published Teachers' Standards with their emphasis on classroom practice together with the requirement for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, National Standards
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Klieger, Aviva; Yakobovitch, Anat – Teacher Development, 2012
Teachers' professional development is a key to any educational change and is critical when leading and assimilating change, such as introducing standards into classrooms. A national professional development (PD) framework was developed for the implementation of science standards published by the Israeli Ministry of Education, which was activated…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Experience, Professional Development, Program Implementation
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Langdon, Frances J.; Alexander, Patricia A.; Dinsmore, Daniel L.; Ryde, Alexis – Teacher Development, 2012
Effective induction and mentoring are regarded as essential components of teacher preparation programmes. However, there are no theoretically derived, psychometrically sound measures of programme quality. This investigation examined the properties of a new induction measure (Langdon Induction and Mentoring Survey [LIMS]) using quantitative (e.g.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Tse, Shek Kam; Ip, Olivia King Ming; Tan, Wei Xiong; Ko, Hwa-Wei – Teacher Development, 2012
An overview is presented of a three-year project aimed at helping Chinese language teachers in Taiwan refine ways that Chinese, an ideographic language that differs markedly from alphabetic English, is taught in primary schools. Guided by university staff in Taiwan, Hong Kong University and a Taiwanese non-government social enterprise, 20…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Chinese
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Griffiths, Vivienne – Teacher Development, 2011
In this article, the early professional development of mature, early career teachers who entered the profession via an employment-based route to teaching in England is presented and explored from the teachers' own perspectives. From a larger sample in a longitudinal study, the development of four career changers is traced in detail, using a model…
Descriptors: Career Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, School Support
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Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann – Teacher Development, 2011
The Laptops for Teachers scheme in New Zealand provides teachers whose schools opt into the scheme access to a laptop for their exclusive use. This paper reports on the findings of the three-year evaluation of the impact of the laptops on secondary teachers' work. The findings indicate that school leadership has been pivotal to the provision of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices