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Huang, Yating; Pang, Sun-Keung; Yu, Shulin – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Chinese universities are being continually subjected to new managerial practices and technologies that have fundamental consequences on the university faculty's academic life. Within a predominantly communitarian theoretical framework of academic identity, this qualitative case study draws upon interviews with 25 academics in Mainland China to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Qualitative Research
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Camadan, Fatih; Reisoglu, Ilknur; Ursavas, Ömer Faruk; Mcilroy, David – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of personality traits on teachers' technology acceptance. Design/methodology/approach To this end, a demographic information survey, Five-Factor inventory, and technology acceptance measure were used for data collection. The data were analyzed via structural equation modeling. Findings:…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Teacher Characteristics, Intention, Educational Technology
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Kaldi, Stavroula; Govaris, Christos; Filippatou, Diamanto – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The present study explores Greek primary school teachers' perceptions and views on pupil diversity in the classroom environment. A large-scale survey was carried out in order to examine teachers' perceptions about pupil diversity and to identify personal and/or educational characteristics that can influence or predict these perceptions. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Cooc, North – Exceptionality, 2018
Despite decades of research on racial disproportionality in special education, the underrepresentation of Asian Americans in services tends to be overlooked in policy and practice. Underrepresentation, however, raises the possibility of similar concerns about misidentification, bias, and racial inequality within schools as overrepresentation. Yet,…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Special Education, Asian American Students, School Districts
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Landi, Dillon – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Physical education has historically been a repressive place for queer persons. Since physical education spaces are predominantly heteronormative, research on sexual identity management has shown lesbian teachers often try to "pass" as straight or distance themselves from their sexualities. There has been no research to date…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Physical Education Teachers
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Stein, Kristy Cooper; Miness, Andrew; Kintz, Tara – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Student engagement is a cognitively complex domain that is often oversimplified in theory and practice. Reliance on a single model overlooks the sophisticated nature of student engagement and can lead to misconceptions and limited understandings that hinder teachers' ability to engage all of their students. Assessing varied models…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Theories, Social Theories, Hypothesis Testing
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Hew, Khe Foon – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: The advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has fueled much attention among educators. However, despite the high interest they generate, we still understand little about student engagement in these large-scale online courses. Existing studies tend to focus on how MOOCs affect higher education institutions in terms of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement
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Jeon, Lieny; Buettner, Cynthia K.; Grant, Ashley A. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Early childhood teachers' psychological well-being influences the nurturing and learning classroom climate in early care and education as well as children's development. However, less is known about predictors of teachers' psychological well-being in preschool. The purpose of this study was to explore associations between…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Correlation
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Jones, Brady K. – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Creating greater stability in the teacher labor force and improving teacher quality is an important education policy priority in the United States. While there is a robust literature on the external, environmental reasons teachers stay in or leave the occupation, little is known about the role internal, person-level factors play in…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Persistence, Gifted
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Kosnik, Clare; Menna, Lydia; Dharamshi, Pooja; Beck, Clive – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper presents findings from the large-scale study "Literacy Teacher Educators: Their Backgrounds, Visions, and Practices" that includes 28 literacy/English teacher educators (LTEs) from four countries. The participants were interviewed three times and shared their course outlines. Six pre-service LTEs who use a constructivist…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Tack, Hanne; Valcke, Martin; Rots, Isabel; Struyven, Katrien; Vanderlinde, Ruben – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Taking into account the pressing need to understand more about what teacher educators' professional development characterises, this article adopts a mixed method approach to explore Flemish (Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) teacher educators' professional development needs and opportunities. Analysis results of a large-scale survey study with 611…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Mixed Methods Research, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities
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Allen, Rebecca; Burgess, Simon; Mayo, Jennifer – Education Economics, 2018
We study the market for teachers in England, in particular teacher turnover. We show that there is a positive raw association between the level of school disadvantage and the turnover rate of its teachers. This association diminishes as we control for school, pupil and local teacher labour market characteristics, but is not eliminated. The…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Teaching (Occupation), Correlation, Disadvantaged Schools
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Ziadat, Ayed H.; Atiyat, Fatima A. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The study aimed to recognize the attitudes of the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf-Salt, Jordan towards Deaf Socially and Educationally in the academic year 2016-2017, which consists of instructional and vocational staff towards deaf socially and educationally according to some variables (gender, age, the level of education). The sample of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Special Schools, Vocational Education
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Alanazy, Salim M. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
This study aims to take an initial step toward investigating the readiness of faculty members for adopting online learning at Aljouf University, a Saudi newly established university. Participants (n = 156) were asked to complete a Web-based questionnaire that starts with eight demographic questions and has four other parts: attitude toward online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Readiness, College Faculty, Online Courses
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Zimmerman, Aaron S. – Educational Forum, 2018
tIt has been argued that virtuous teaching dispositions are essential to high-quality teaching. Discourse around dispositions, however, is still murky because there are contradictions in the field in regard to the issue of virtue. What is the source of teacher virtue, and how might it be cultivated? This essay explores evidence and implications…
Descriptors: Role, Personality Traits, Teacher Characteristics, Ethics
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