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Ritchie, Stephen M.; Tobin, Kenneth; Hudson, Peter; Roth, Wolff-Michael; Mergard, Victoria – Science Education, 2011
Teaching is emotional work. This is especially the case in the first years of teaching when new teachers are particularly vulnerable. By understanding changes in teacher emotions in the early years of teaching, we hope to identify strategies that might ultimately reduce teacher attrition. As part of a larger study of the transition of new teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Beginning Teachers, Emotional Adjustment
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 1995
Conducted an ethnography to evaluate the usefulness of the notion of community of practice in classroom settings. Documents how collectively available knowledge of a classroom community was transformed as resources and practices were adopted by more and more members. Discusses implications for the organization of classroom environments that…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education