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Alterator, Scott; Deed, Craig; Prain, Vaughan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Given current extensive expectations of how teachers should excel, any attempt to summarize teacher expertise in action in the second decade of this century may seem at best misguided. However, this has not stopped teacher educators offering diverse metaphoric encapsulations that aim both to distil and prescribe quality teacher practice. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Practices
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Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer; Smith, Jason M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted in an effort to create a consistent set of standards across schools, districts, and states in order to ensure equality of educational opportunities for all students in the country. Educational reform through standardization implies that across thousands of miles and millions of students,…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Rural Areas, Geographic Regions
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Alvunger, Daniel; Wahlström, Ninni – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this article, we explore the meaning potentials of teacher education in terms of the significance of a research-based approach and the different pedagogic identities that such an approach implies. The study's aim is to examine the important factors for education to be considered research-based and to identify and analyse the research base of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys
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Cai, Yonghong; Bi, Yan; Wang, Li; Cravens, Xiu Chen; Li, Yanli – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
The construct of teachers' pay satisfaction is important to the systemic appraisal of teachers' compensation. The study aims to probe the components of teachers' pay satisfaction and verify this construct in primary and secondary schools in China. In-depth interviews with 24 teachers were conducted to propose a construct model for teachers' pay…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Salaries, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Hedges, Helen; Cooper, Maria – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
A commitment to long-standing child-centred ideologies and recent emphases on academic outcomes have both perpetuated narrow interpretations of play-based pedagogy in early childhood education. Instead, teachers might proactively and spontaneously deepen children's thinking and understandings related to children's own interests and motivations…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Scientific Concepts
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Hopman, Juliette A. B.; van Lier, Pol A. C.; van der Ende, Jan; Struiksma, Chris; Wubbels, Theo; Verhulst, Frank C.; Maras, Athanasios; Breeman, Linda D.; Tick, Nouchka T. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study tested effects of a program that offers teachers universal classroom management strategies, on teachers' burnout symptoms and self-efficacy, and their teaching behaviors. Data were collected from 147 teachers (mean age = 38.4 years, SD = 10.8) in 15 special secondary education schools for students with emotional and behavioral problems,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Games, Classroom Techniques, Special Education Teachers
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui; Wang, Qiang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Informed by an ethnographic approach, this study aims to investigate the professional culture of a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a high school in China. Relying on data gathered through extended field observation and in-depth interviews, this study seeks to uncover the distinctive characteristics of EFL teacher culture…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography
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Louws, Monika L.; Meirink, Jacobiene A.; van Veen, Klaas; van Driel, Jan H. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In the day-to-day workplace teachers direct their own learning, but little is known about what drives their decisions about what they would like to learn. These decisions are assumed to be influenced by teachers' current professional concerns. Also, teachers in different professional life phases have different reasons for engaging in professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Alvarez, Ibis M.; Weise, Crista; Vall, Berta; González, Montserrat; Morodo, Andy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Educational Psychology makes a significant contribution to the development of skills to research the effectivity of teacher practices in class. However, there is little agreement on what educational psychology concepts are most relevant for teacher training. This paper reports on trainee teachers' self-perceived mastery of, and attributed…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Expectation
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Mausethagen, Sølvi; Prøitz, Tine; Skedsmo, Guri – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this article, we examine teachers' use of knowledge sources in meetings where they discuss and formulate initiatives and solutions to develop existing teaching practice based on national test results. While practices of data use have been extensively researched, less attention has been given to the content of data use practices. Analyses of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Meetings, Information Utilization
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Zhang, Xiaolei; Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Studies of professional development have examined the influence of school-based approaches on in-service teacher learning and change but have seldom investigated teachers' job-embedded learning processes. This paper explores the dynamic processes of teacher learning in school-based settings. A qualitative comparative case study based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Inservice Teacher Education
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Gokturk, Soheyda; Dinckal, Selin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Parental involvement has been associated with numerous student benefits. However, related literature reveals that neither parents nor teachers are content with the scope and depth of parental involvement in schools. This may be partly due to differential understandings that both sides have on the concept of parental involvement. In this study,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Private Schools, Middle School Students, Cultural Capital
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Mooney Simmie, Geraldine; Lang, Manfred – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study uses boundary crossing in activity theory as one normative framework for opening a deliberative inquiry in new discursive spaces to elicit "gender awareness" in teachers' practices. We illustrate this framework by drawing from data in one European teacher education project. Seven case studies were conducted and data were…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Gender Issues, Case Studies, Teacher Educators
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Swart, Fenna; de Graaff, Rick; Onstenk, Jeroen; Knezic, Dubravka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper describes teacher educators' understanding of language for classroom communication in higher education. We argue that teacher educators who are aware of their personal practical knowledge of language have a better understanding of their students' language use and provide better support for knowledge construction. Personal practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Educators, Knowledge Level
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Glazer, Jeremy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
For most teachers in the United States, teaching is no longer a career-long occupation. This article examines the narratives of a particular group of leavers, former teachers who made significant investments in their teacher training and who taught for at least three years before making the decision to exit. The accounts of these invested leavers…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Autonomy
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