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Jephcote, Martin; Salisbury, Jane – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
This study of further education teachers, conducted over a two-year period, captures the realities of their working lives and, in particular, draws attention to how teachers reconcile competing pressures. This contributes to the growing interest in and body of knowledge about teachers' lives and the formation of their professional identities. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Self Concept, Biographies, Teaching Conditions
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Scherff, Lisa – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This case study used narrative inquiry to explore two novice English teachers' experiences in the classroom and factors that caused them to leave the profession. Participants were one male and one female located in two southeastern (US) states. Data include transcripts of e-mails, spanning a 17-month period, between the participants and researcher…
Descriptors: Mentors, Job Satisfaction, Career Change, English Teachers
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Niaz, Mansoor – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
Kuhn (1970) considered textbooks to be good "pedagogical vehicles" for the perpetuation of "normal science". Collins (2000) has pointed out a fundamental contradiction with respect to what science could achieve (create new knowledge) and how we teach science (authoritarian). Despite the reform efforts, students still have naive views about the…
Descriptors: Science History, Textbooks, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
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Kersaint, Gladis; Lewis, Jennifer; Potter, Robert; Meisels, Gerry – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior is used to examine continuing teachers' plans to remain or resign and the likelihood of resigned teachers to return to teaching in the next 3 years. Specifically, this study examined factors that encourage or hinder resigned teachers from returning to teaching, the importance of such factors, and the importance…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Family Work Relationship, Demography