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Kostoulas, Achilleas; Babic, Sonja; Glettler, Christiana; Karner, Andrea; Mercer, Sarah; Seidl, Eva – Teacher Development, 2019
The authors report on a study that examined how educators in Austria conceptualise research, how they engage with academic literature and what attitudes they have towards academic development. Growth mindsets, regular engagement with research in a variety of formats and inclusive understandings of research were defined as pre-conditions for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Lambirth, Andrew; Cabral, Ana; McDonald, Roger – Teacher Development, 2019
With performativity and evidence-based teaching, the development of action research (AR) by teachers brings tensions and challenges as teachers move outside their comfort zones and question their practice. This article draws on a small-scale research study developed with teachers. It was funded as part of a professional development initiative by a…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice, Teacher Attitudes
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Cherkowski, Sabre; Schnellert, Leyton – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper documents the first year of a qualitative case study investigating the experiences of reciprocal learning teams of teachers within a small, rural secondary school. The purpose of this study was to examine how teachers experienced collaborative professional development (PD) and how their experiences contributed to developing the culture…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Collaboration, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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McChesney, Katrina; Aldridge, Jill M. – Teacher Development, 2018
Schools and education systems are being challenged to improve the evaluation of teacher professional development, yet there is a lack of practical tools for doing so. This article describes the development and validation of a new instrument to assess teachers' perceptions of the impact of professional development. This instrument, designed to be…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Evaluation, Professional Training, Questionnaires
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Dodd, Vanessa; Hooley, Tristram – Teacher Development, 2018
Teachers play an important role supporting young people to form their career identities and to make successful transitions into further learning and work. In England, there has been limited research that has looked specifically at the role of teachers and none of which has tried to establish a measure of teacher attitude toward careers work. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Test Construction, Attitude Measures
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Salazar Noguera, Joana; McCluskey, Kerryn – Teacher Development, 2017
This paper presents an international comparison of Australian and Spanish secondary teachers' perceptions about the effectiveness of their pre-service education and their learning as in-service teachers. It aims to identify, firstly, the extent to which beginning teachers believe they are prepared for their careers through their teacher training…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Development, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Egne, Robsan M. – Teacher Development, 2017
This study explores the perceptions and practices of multicultural education among Ethiopian secondary teacher education program officials, teacher educators and prospective teachers. To that end, data were collected from secondary teacher education program officials, teacher educators and student teachers using questionnaire and interview. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Practices
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Winokur, Ilene K.; Sperandio, Jill – Teacher Development, 2017
This article reports on the findings of a study undertaken to examine the links between leadership practices of a transformational nature and the transfer of teacher training in the public high schools in Kuwait. The participants in the study were teachers who had undergone mandated professional development (PD) aimed at improving teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Burke, Anne; Collier, Diane R. – Teacher Development, 2017
This article shares teachers' conversations within teacher inquiry groups and considers how this reflective approach has potential for transforming teachers' practices. Conversations took place at the early stages of a longer teacher inquiry project and centred on the critical interrogation of social justice-oriented children's literature. These…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Inquiry, Childrens Literature, Teacher Attitudes
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Mellegård, Ingebjørg; Pettersen, Karin Dahlberg – Teacher Development, 2016
The present study investigates teachers' perceptions of curriculum change targeting the expanded freedom teachers were given as curriculum developers in the implementation process of the 2006 school reform in Norway. The new curriculum marks a distinct shift, moving from a content-driven to a learning outcomes-driven curriculum. Policy makers…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups
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Jao, Limin; McDougall, Doug – Teacher Development, 2016
The Collaborative Teacher Inquiry Project was a professional development initiative that sought to improve the teaching and learning of Grade 9 Applied mathematics by encouraging teachers to work collaboratively. The project brought together Grade 9 Applied mathematics teachers from 11 schools across four neighboring public school boards in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Grade 9
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Towndrow, Phillip A.; Fareed, Wan – Teacher Development, 2015
This article illustrates how findings from a study of teachers' and students' uses of laptop computers in a secondary school in Singapore informed the development of an Innovation Configuration (IC) Map--a tool for identifying and describing alternative ways of implementing innovations based on teachers' unique feelings, preoccupations, thoughts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laptop Computers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Grace, Marcus; Rietdijk, Willeke; Garrett, Caro; Griffiths, Janice – Teacher Development, 2015
This article presents an independent evaluation of the Action Research for Physics (ARP) programme, a nationwide professional development programme which trains teachers to use action research to increase student interest in physics and encourage them to take post-compulsory physics. The impact of the programme was explored from the perspective of…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Action Research
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Gamlem, Siv M. – Teacher Development, 2015
There are indications that teachers' feedback practice is related to beliefs they hold about pupils' learning and the purpose of feedback. This article presents changes in beliefs and practices of three teachers in lower secondary school taking part in an intervention to improve formative classroom feedback. Data includes interviews, observations…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Practices, Feedback (Response), Intervention
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Kooy, Mary – Teacher Development, 2015
This paper reports on a longitudinal study of nine teachers and their principal in a new secondary school that met to select, read, discuss and determine the viability of the text for their growing English classes and the library. This research offered a unique opportunity to examine how practitioners create and develop a social context for…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Principals, Communities of Practice
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