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Dewsbury, Bryan; Brame, Cynthia J. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2019
Over the past two decades, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty have been striving to make their teaching practices more inclusive and welcoming to the variety of students who enter college. However, many STEM faculty, even those at teaching-focused institutions, have been educated in a traditional environment that…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Inclusion, College Students, College Faculty
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Held, Mary; Lawrence, Cindy – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2016
In this article, Mary Held and Cindy Lawrence describe the efforts that it took for Indiana to have its first statewide transition conference for deaf and hard of hearing students in the Spring of 2016. The conference goal is to become an effective vehicle to help professionals who work with deaf and hard of hearing students. Attendees will be…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Transitional Programs, Planning
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Skaalvik, Einar M.; Skaalvik, Sidsel – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
This study explored how teachers' working conditions or school context variables (job demands and job resources) were related to their teaching self-concept, teacher burnout, job satisfaction, and motivation to leave the teaching profession among teachers in Norwegian senior high school. Participants were 546 teachers in three counties in central…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Stress Variables, Teaching Conditions, Work Environment
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Clark, Mindi S.; Kelsey, Kathleen D.; Brown, Nicholas R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Attrition among the agricultural education profession is concerning as approximately 50% of agriculture teachers leave within the first six years of teaching. Therefore, the purpose of the phenomenological study, conducted from an emic perspective, was to explore and describe secondary agriculture teachers' experiences related to remaining in the…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Decision Making, Teacher Persistence, Agricultural Education
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Simon, Nicole S.; Johnson, Susan Moore – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: Over the past three decades, teacher turnover has increased substantially in U.S. public schools, especially in those serving large portions of low-income students of color. Teachers who choose to leave high-poverty schools serving large numbers of students of color usually transfer to schools serving wealthier, Whiter student…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Poverty Areas, Minority Group Students, Context Effect
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Schaefer, Lee; Clandinin, D. Jean – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In this paper, we focus on questions around who we are as teacher educators as well as our responsibilities in helping pre-service teachers compose forward-looking stories as they prepare to begin teaching. We draw on the results of two studies in this paper: one a semi-structured interview study with 55 second- and third-year teachers in two…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Responsibility
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Webb, Andrew; Radcliffe, Sarah – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
In rural Araucanía secondary schools, prescriptive and formal government programs for interculturalism--designed to overcome differentials between Indigenous and non-Indigenous pupils in educational outcomes--have had limited impact. Drawing on research across four schools, this article examines how the dynamics between state-led top-down…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Secondary School Students, American Indian Students, Outcomes of Education
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Ahn, Ruth – Educational Leadership, 2014
When U.S. educators first hear that Japanese teacher preparation programs require only four weeks of formal student teaching at the end of the credential program, they're appalled: How can this be? More surprising still, few new teachers in Japan (1.35 percent) leave the profession during their first year. So where are these beginning teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Student Teaching
Vilson, José Luis – American Educator, 2015
José Luis Vilson is a blogger, speaker, and math teacher in New York City, where he has taught for 10 years. Parts of this article are drawn from his book "This Is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education." In this article he shares his concern for the lack of representation of black and Latino people, especially males,…
Descriptors: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Males, Disproportionate Representation
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Dagli, Abidin; Averbek, Emel – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this study is to detect the perceptions of public primary school teachers regarding organizational alienation behaviors in terms of some variables (gender, marital status and seniority). Survey model was used in this study. The research sample consists of randomly selected 346 teachers from 40 schools in the central district of Mardin,…
Descriptors: Alienation, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Stitzlein, Sarah M. – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Grit has quickly become one of the leading educational goals and markers of success upheld by many schools, parents, and education policies. This article intends to give us pause in the rush toward grit by revealing some of its shortcomings, including the implications of its individualist and long-term goal focus which leave…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Educational Theories, Criticism, Educational Philosophy
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Grissom, Jason A.; Loeb, Susanna; Nakashima, Nathaniel A. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2014
Despite claims that school districts need flexibility in teacher assignment to allocate teachers more equitably across schools and improve district performance, the power to involuntarily transfer teachers across schools remains hotly contested. Little research has examined involuntary teacher transfer policies or their effects on schools,…
Descriptors: Teacher Transfer, Transfer Policy, Teacher Competencies, School Effectiveness
Stephan, Michelle – Educational Leadership, 2016
Although most tasks that STEM professionals engage in--like identifying problems, making models, and testing those models--involve inquiry, many STEM classes still rely on direct instruction. Stephan argues that even as new resources for active learning are being developed for STEM instruction, many teachers aren't using these resources and tasks…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Active Learning
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Pascale, Amanda Blakewood – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Much warranted attention over the past few decades has been devoted to the problem of retaining women faculty in academe, particularly in areas where they are poorly represented such as in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This study uses descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling techniques to identify…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, STEM Education, College Faculty, Teacher Persistence
Zhang, Guili; Zeller, Nancy – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2016
Few issues in education threaten the nation as seriously as the present and growing shortage of teachers. Teacher attrition is high among teachers across the nation and is one of the most serious causes of teacher shortage (Ingersoll, 2004). As policy makers rush to address this problem, research is needed to examine the retention effects of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Faculty Mobility
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