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Esteban Bara, Francisco; Mellén Vinagre, Teodor – Educational Studies, 2019
What makes a good teacher and what motivates a person to want to teach are timeless questions that concern us all. This study focuses on those who are currently training to become teachers, more specifically undergraduates studying a degree in Primary Education in the universities of Catalonia. It adopts a quantitative methodology based on a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
Dubin, Jennifer – American Educator, 2018
The Peer Support Partnership is an intensive, one-year mentorship program in which 11 veteran teachers work with approximately 150 of the 300 to 400 new teachers hired each year by the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), Texas. A joint effort of the SAISD and the local union, the program was created three years ago to improve teacher…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Partnerships in Education
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Nicholas, Maria; Wells, Muriel – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Research into the experiences of casual relief teachers (CRTs) (substitute or supply teachers) across Australia and internationally has reported feelings of marginalisation among participants. These findings are concerning when one considers that students might be in the care of CRTs for an equivalent of 1 year or more throughout their schooling.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Substitute Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Skills
Howard, Stacie-Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teachers work with students on a daily basis and are expected to conceal their emotions while at work which may eventually become stressful. According to Wong, Ruble, Yu, and McGrew (2017), teachers had an average stress level of about 6.2% out of a 10-point scale falling slightly below that of a firefighter. Subsequently, the turnover rates have…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Faculty Mobility, Low Achievement, Public School Teachers
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Mann, Michele J.; Pynes, D'Anna – Science and Children, 2016
In this article, Mann and Pynes describe a five-day mini-project-based learning (PBL) unit about organisms and their environments that addresses the "Next Generation Science Standards" (3-LS4-3). Third-grade students were asked how they could determine which animals live in their neighborhoods. In teacher-determined collaborative groups,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Grade 3, Animals
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Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; Praetorius, Anna-Katharina – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018
Researchers from different fields have developed different observational instruments to capture instructional quality with a focus on generic versus content-specific dimensions or a combination of both. As this work is fast accumulating, the need to explore synergies and complementarities among existing work on instruction and its quality becomes…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness
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Ehinola, Babatunde Gabriel; Akinfolarin, Akinwale Victor – Online Submission, 2018
The study determined the total quality management (TQM) practices adopted by head teachers for sustainable primary education in Northern Senatorial District of Ondo State. Two specific purposes were formulated and two research questions guided the study. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Total Quality Management, Principals, Teamwork
Culkin, Michaela A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study investigated the factors most influential when veteran teachers seriously consider leaving the teaching profession. Teachers in the education profession who are in the later stages of their careers hold the experience that benefits all who teach in schools. There is ample literature discussing why new teachers leave the profession, but…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Influences, Teacher Surveys
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Aras, Ayda – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: Music education is a learning and teaching process that creates cognitive, affective and psychomotor changes in the behaviors of an individual. One of the most important elements of this process is the music teacher. The experiences of music teachers in the work environment also affect the quality of education they provide. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Moosa, Shaaista; Bhana, Deevia – Educational Review, 2017
In this article we argue that eliminating the divisions of labour between men and women could work towards counteracting gender inequality within professions. Globally women are over-represented in the teaching of young children in the early years of primary school, or Foundation Phase (FP), as it is known in South Africa. We are concerned to go…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Primary Education
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Dupriez, Vincent; Delvaux, Bernard; Lothaire, Sandrine – British Educational Research Journal, 2016
This article examines the professional integration of beginning teachers in French-speaking Belgium and the factors predicting an exit from the profession during the first years of their careers. The analysis of four successive cohorts of new teachers indicates that exit rates are very high during the first year but show a gradual decline…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Career Change, Teaching (Occupation)
MacDonald, Greg – NAMTA Journal, 2016
Greg MacDonald leaves no stone unturned as he places the complexity of second-plane observation into one coherent vision that includes the fundamentals of self-construction, the essential field of observation (freedom of work within the prepared environment), the role of the human tendencies, the construction of developmental facets, and the…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Naturalistic Observation, Child Development, Young Children
Eaton, Kristy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
An ongoing problem in education is that whether or not new teachers receive university training, professional development, and administrative support, they commonly report feeling unprepared to manage their classrooms. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to answer two research questions by identifying and examining the university…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Urban Schools, Classroom Techniques
Watson, Jennifer Moradian; Olson-Buchanan, Julie – Education Leadership Review, 2016
The high turnover rates among teachers, particularly novice teachers, is a significant problem in the field of education. This study examines the relationship between teacher turnover and a construct found in organizational literature--job embeddedness. Job embeddedness is the extent to which an employee connects socially and emotionally to their…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Sense of Community, Elementary School Teachers
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McKay, Loraine – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Scholars report desirable outcomes for all participants in classrooms where diverse learners are welcomed members. Data suggest teachers leave the profession early because of the demands of their work made increasingly difficult by the diverse range of students, lack of assistance to support the diverse range of student needs and the resulting…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Beginning Teachers, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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