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Egan, Christina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This doctoral research study examined the lived experiences of eight highly-effective teachers in New Jersey who have voluntarily chosen to remain working in their challenging school contexts, defined as schools scoring 60 or fewer points on the 2017-2018 NJ School Report Card summative rating. Data from semi-structured interviews was analyzed…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Effectiveness, Decision Making, Job Satisfaction
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Wei, Bing; Avraamidou, Lucy; Chen, Nan – Research in Science Education, 2021
Through the lens of teacher professional identity, in this case study, we examine how a beginning science teacher deals with practical work in a physics classroom. We explore how various interactions occurred between personal, interpersonal, and situational dimensions of his identity as a beginning physics teacher when dealing with practical work.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Professional Identity, Physics
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Brown, Matthew; McKnight, Lucinda; Yager, Karen; O'Sullivan, Kerry-Ann – English in Australia, 2021
This article presents an account of a panel on English teacher agency in Australia at the 2020 IFTE conference, held virtually as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article introduces the way the panel chair set up the concerns of the panel, providing relevant background, theoretical framing, and introductions to the panellists and the key…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, English Teachers, Professional Autonomy, Foreign Countries
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Yangaiya, Salisu Abba – Issues and Ideas in Education, 2021
Background: Secondary school teacher's turnover is one of the problems bedeviling education sector in Katsina state. The sector can hardly be improved unless the situation is changed. To change the situation the stakeholders should focus on the need to enhance secondary school teacher's satisfaction, commitment and empowerment. Purpose: The study…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Faculty Mobility, Public School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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McNaughtan, Jon; Eicke, Dustin; Thacker, Russel; Freeman, Sydney – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Faculty job satisfaction is critical to the success of students and institutions of higher education. Satisfaction of faculty has often been tied to the autonomy of faculty to complete their work with many faculty viewing themselves as independent contractors whose roles and identities are separate from the institution's, but the implications of…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Self Determination, Tenure, College Faculty
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Watson, Steven – British Educational Research Journal, 2021
This article is concerned with teacher populism on social media in England. This has grown in the last 10 years, facilitated by Twitter. While it appears to be a response to challenging working conditions and declining pay, it has largely been driven by conservative political strategy, an adaptation of the New Right coalition between social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Political Attitudes, Teachers
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Feller, Thomas R., Jr.; Myers, Elizabeth; Smith, Ashley – Learning Professional, 2022
One of the most effective forms of professional learning happens when teachers conduct collaborative inquiry in their own classrooms around difficult and challenging topics -- even topics that are potentially divisive. In this article, the authors describe how they have seen this powerful process at work in their district in Pitt County, North…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Empowerment, Problem Solving, Teacher Collaboration
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Grundén, Helena – Curriculum Journal, 2022
Teachers are responsible for teaching, and when they plan, they are part of a complex non-linear social practice of curriculum making. When planning, teachers draw on curriculum materials, which are often designed to promote reform; however, previous studies show that this is not always the case. A study on planning for mathematics teaching in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Mathematics Curriculum, Foreign Countries
Maddin, Brent W.; Mahlerwein, Randy L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2022
During a time when teacher turnover is high, retention is low, and some positions go unfilled for years at a time, the conditions have never been more favorable to redesign the fundamental way we staff our nation's schools. Brent W. Maddin and Randy L. Mahlerwein describe how Arizona's Mesa Public Schools and Arizona State University are working…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Public Schools, College School Cooperation
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Gülsen, Fatma Uslu; Çelik, Özge – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2021
This study investigates the extent to which school culture and teacher empowerment dimensions predict the effective school perceptions of secondary school teachers. The sample of the study includes 363 teachers [120 male (33.1%), 243 (66.9 %) female] from 24 secondary schools in four central districts (Mezitli, Yenisehir, Toroslar, Akdeniz) in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, School Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, School Culture
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Sheppard, Maia; Wolfinger, Mary Ellen; Talbert, Rachel – Teaching Education, 2021
This qualitative action research project examined preservice teachers' conceptions of teacher leadership. Through an analysis of preservice teachers' writings in a graduate-level teacher leadership course, students' beliefs about the power of teacher leaders emerged. Findings revealed that novice teachers most often identified the scope of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Leadership, Graduate Students
Bethune, Adrian; Kell, Emma – SAGE Publications Ltd (UK), 2020
Teachers can't teach effectively if they're demotivated and exhausted; and they shouldn't they have to! "A Little Guide for Teachers: Teacher Wellbeing and Self-Care" explains how wellbeing is essential to effective teaching, and gives teachers practical tools to take back control of the classroom. The "Little Guide for…
Descriptors: Well Being, Stress Management, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Burnout
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Osmanovic Zajic, Jelena; Maksimovic, Jelena; Milanovic, Nedeljko M. – Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 2022
Reflective practitioner teachers should critically review their own work and introduce innovations that should improve everyday educational practice. For this reason, the focus of the research is on the personal and professional empowerment of reflective practitioner teachers during the SARS-CoV2 pandemic. 355 teachers from the Republic of Serbia…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Reflective Teaching, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Carl, Nicole Mittenfelner; Jones-Layman, Amanda; Quinn, Rand – Journal of Teacher Education, 2022
We contribute to the teacher activism literature an understanding of how activist organizations support professionalization processes. We examine how teachers' involvement in a local activist organization counteracts the de-professionalizing reforms of the standards and accountability movement and fosters the professionalization of teaching. Our…
Descriptors: Activism, Professionalism, Teacher Associations, Social Justice
Puckhaber, Teresa – ProQuest LLC, 2021
Recruitment and retention of academic nurse educators (ANEs) is vitally important to ensuring an adequate supply of nurses. Nursing has become increasingly complex due to an aging population, technological advances, and an increased number of persons with chronic conditions. The faculty role is guided by core nurse educator competencies. Of these…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Behavior, Nursing Education
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