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Sliškovic, Ana; Buric, Irena; Macuka, Ivana – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
With regard to the increase in complex demands on teachers within the current social context, the teachers' perspective on their own profession imposes itself as a very important research question. Given the lack of studies directed towards this issue in transitional countries such as Croatia, the aim of this qualitative study was to gain deeper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Polat, Deniz Demir; Iskender, Murat – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2018
This study is a descriptive research study investigating the relationship of teachers' resilience levels with job satisfaction, burnout, organizational commitment and perception of organizational climate. Within the scope of the study, teachers' resilience level was also investigated with regard to its relationship with gender, age, experience and…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Correlation, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Burnout
Smith, Lue Ella – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this phenomenological, qualitative study was to explore elementary teachers' perceptions of the practice and implementation of literacy coaching. Specifically, this study sought to describe the nature of how kindergarten to fifth grade teachers participate in literacy coaching activities and to describe how such experiences are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Coaching (Performance), Urban Education
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Berei, Catherine P.; Karp, Grace Goc; Kauffman, Katie – Physical Educator, 2018
Recent literature indicates that low percentages of Idaho adolescents report being physically active on a daily basis. Research examines school PA, however, little focuses on Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs) from the perspectives of physical educators. This study explored Idaho physical educators' perceptions and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Wellness, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
James, Diann C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this multi-method qualitative study was to collect data for a future development of an in-service training program for new teachers employed by Lake Forest Academy (pseudonym). New teachers of children with special educational needs faced challenges teaching in this Middle East country in addition to those faced by the new general…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Qualitative Research, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement
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Fortner, C. Kevin; Kershaw, David C.; Bastian, Kevin C.; Lynn, Heather H. – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: In response to a shortage of highly qualified teachers, states and school districts have enacted a number of policy innovations over the last two decades. While researchers have evaluated many of these reforms, little is known about the initial effectiveness of individuals with prior teaching assistant experience. We review…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Aides, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness
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Brewer, T. Jameson; Kretchmar, Kerry; Sondel, Beth; Ishmael, Sarah; Manfra, Meghan McGlinn – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Teach For America (TFA) began in 1990 as an organization purportedly interested in working towards ameliorating a national teacher shortage by sending its corps members into urban and rural schools. In the decades that followed, especially during and immediately following a nationwide onslaught of teacher layoffs instigated by the 2008 Great…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Selection, Criticism, Teacher Shortage