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Hong, Ji; Day, Christopher; Greene, Barbara – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper examines how early career teachers cope with or manage the challenges that they experience during the transition from pre-service to the first and then the second year of teaching as they seek to establish stable, positive, professional identities and teach effectively in various school and policy contexts. Findings from three waves of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teaching Experience, Professional Identity, Interviews
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Holmqvist, Mona; Bergentoft, Heléne; Selin, Per – Teacher Development, 2018
The aim of this article is to elucidate how teacher researchers use a theoretical framework as mediated tool to create boundaries in communities of research practices (CoRPs) and how this effects student learning. If, and in what way, knowledge developed in one practice can be used to inform the next is also examined. Two teacher researchers…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Researchers, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research
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Schatz Oppenheimer, Orna; Dvir, Nurit – Teacher Development, 2018
This study presents a qualitative research based on three narratives written by novice mathematics teachers. We examine their unique professional world during their first year of work. The methodology of narrative framework, on which this article is based, helps to gain better understanding of the need for novice mathematics teachers to have…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Qualitative Research
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Thunman, Elin; Persson, Marcus – Teacher Development, 2018
With the aim of contributing to the research about the educational use of social media, the paper explores teachers' experiences of ethical dilemmas on Facebook. The paper draws upon focus group interviews with Swedish secondary teachers. Two main categories of ethical dilemmas, related to the border between private and professional, are detected.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use
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Krauskopf, Karsten; Foulger, Teresa S.; Williams, Mia Kim – Teacher Development, 2018
Many educational technology proponents support the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model as a way to conceptualize teaching with technology, but recent TPACK research shows a need for empirical studies regarding the development of this knowledge. This proof-of-concept study applies mixed-methods to investigate the…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Mixed Methods Research, Metacognition
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Fazio, Xavier; Gallagher, Tiffany L. – Teacher Development, 2018
We offer insights for using design-based research (DBR) as a model for constructing professional development that supports curriculum and instructional knowledge regarding science and literacy integration. We spotlight experiences in the DBR process from data collected from a sample of four elementary teachers. Findings from interviews, focus…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Instructional Innovation, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Flint, Amy Seely; Albers, Peggy; Matthews, Mona – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper examines the initial steps of an internationally funded project focused on enhancing teachers' conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of literacy development in the Western Cape of South Africa. We asked what are the tensions and breakthroughs when engaged in international teacher professional development? Four lines of inquiry support…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Critical Incidents Method, International Cooperation, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Cherkowski, Sabre; Schnellert, Leyton – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper documents the first year of a qualitative case study investigating the experiences of reciprocal learning teams of teachers within a small, rural secondary school. The purpose of this study was to examine how teachers experienced collaborative professional development (PD) and how their experiences contributed to developing the culture…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Collaboration, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Hargreaves, Eleanore – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper problematises the involvement of the UK academic consultant in professional development projects among teachers in a developing, low-income nation. The context for this exploration was a four-year project in Pakistan in which I gave input as a UK consultant. My over-arching research question was: "What was the value of my work as…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Consultants
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Valiandes, Stavroula; Neophytou, Lefkios – Teacher Development, 2018
The present article reports the results of a study performed to investigate and examine the characteristics of a teachers' professional development program (Teachers' Professional Development Program for Differentiated Instruction [PDD]) specially designed to support teachers in the design and application of differentiated instruction. Considering…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 4
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Hudson, Peter; Hudson, Sue – Teacher Development, 2018
Tensions can occur in the mentor-mentee relationship during school-based professional experiences that require problem solving. What are the tensions for mentor teachers in preservice teacher education and how might these tensions be resolved? This qualitative study collected data from 31 high school mentor teachers about tensions experienced with…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, High Schools
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Stanton, Kathleen; Cawthon, Stephanie; Dawson, Kathryn – Teacher Development, 2018
This mixed methods study seeks to explore the relationships between teacher concerns, self-efficacy, and level of comfort with the implementation of drama-based instruction (DBI) within a large-scale initiative to increase learning opportunities through the arts. This study was embedded in a year-long professional development program during which…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Ali, Takbir – Teacher Development, 2018
This study documented in detail teachers' voices about their working conditions, professional development needs and opportunities to cater to these needs. The study reported in this paper was conducted as part of a large-scale study that used mixed methods to assess teachers' professional development needs. The qualitative data reported in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Empowerment, Qualitative Research, Work Environment
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Blyth, Carmen; Meiring, Rouxnette – Teacher Development, 2018
As we enter the sixth great mass extinction event, an event that points to humanity's exploitative attitude towards nature, posthumanist ethics offers a different way of engaging with the world, a way which has clear and extensive implications for the way environmental education is taught in South African schools. However, given the official…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Ethics
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Wardrip, Peter S.; Herman, Phillip – Teacher Development, 2018
Internationally, there has been a policy push for using student data for instruction. Yet, research has noted few examples of actually understanding how this data-use practice takes place. This study presents a case of an instructional data team making sense of student data. The study shares data to show how teachers' process for using data to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Improvement, Case Studies, Charter Schools
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