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Scheiner, Thorsten – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
This paper examines fundamental assumptions about the notion of transforming subject matter, which is widely regarded as a core practice of teacher work, a crucial feature of teacher knowledge and a measure of teacher expertise. First, the notion of transforming subject matter and the ways it has been taken up in Anglo-American discourses of…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Expertise, Epistemology
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Bray, Mark – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
Recent decades have brought significant expansion of the so-called shadow education sector of private supplementary tutoring across the globe. Increasing numbers of school teachers provide such tutoring on a part-time basis; and increasing numbers of tutorial centres recruit teachers from schools to work full time. Tutorial centres also recruit…
Descriptors: Teachers, Tutors, Tutoring, Teacher Role
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Yang, Nuoyi; Tochon, Francois Victor – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
This study investigates the language teacher identity of one teacher of Chinese in a community-based language school in the U.S. Inspired by Tochon's authentic learning model (2000) and Bourdieu's theory of habitus (1972/1977), this study developed a conceptual framework which views language teacher identity as a learning-practice relational…
Descriptors: Chinese, Heritage Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Glazer, Jeremy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
This qualitative study explores the ethical dilemmas felt by teachers as they transferred from hard-to-staff to easy-to-staff schools within a large urban school district. According to these teachers' accounts, many were motivated by a notion of craft conscience and felt a professional responsibility to leave schools where they were prevented from…
Descriptors: Teacher Transfer, Decision Making, Ethics, Urban Schools
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Smith, Katie N. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
The teaching profession is facing difficulty recruiting and retaining talent in the U.S., especially in STEM subjects. This study identifies the key experiences that shaped the academic paths and career plans of 10 pre-service teachers in STEM education who are participating in a loan forgiveness programme in North Carolina. Using life history…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Preservice Teachers, STEM Education, Loan Repayment
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Morrison, Scott A.; Brown Thompson, Corliss; Glazier, Jocelyn – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
Research on culturally informed pedagogies (e.g., culturally relevant pedagogy, culturally sustaining teaching, reality pedagogy) has been ongoing for decades, yet very few studies follow teachers into their classrooms after they are introduced to the topic. We conducted an intrinsic case study of three practicing maths teachers after they…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Education Programs, Consciousness Raising, Student Attitudes
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Conner, Jerusha O. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
As interest in student voice has grown over the past two decades, questions have emerged about how teachers conceive of and engage with student voice, the extent to which they do so, and how these practices vary across different school and district policy contexts. This study explores these questions, using survey data collected from U.S. teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Salton, Yvonne; Riddle, Stewart; Baguley, Margaret – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
This paper presents an analysis of contemporary education policy levers that seek to standardise and measure teaching quality through the deployment of professional standards and increased surveillance of teachers' work. These policy frameworks--with a focus in this paper on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers--are contrasted…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, Standards, Teacher Evaluation
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Gråstén, Arto; Kokkonen, Juha; Kokkonen, Marja – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
Homogeneous teaching efficacy profiles of in-service physical education (PE) teachers (N = 175) from a variety of educational institutions, elementary to higher education, were examined. In addition, associated gender bias and equality beliefs in PE were investigated. Three profiles (Low, Intermediate, High) were identified using cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Alshalawi, Abdullah S. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
Statistics indicated that social media applications are not being utilised by many faculties for teaching purposes. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that influence the adoption of social media applications for teaching purposes in higher education and present the current status of this adoption. The Theory of Planned Behaviour…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Leijen, Äli; Malva, Liina; Pedaste, Margus; Mikser, Rain – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
Teachers' knowledge has been an important research focus for many decades. Although many empirical studies have been carried out regarding content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, less attention has been paid to general pedagogical knowledge (GPK). The focus of this study is the exploration of different definitions and dimensions of…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Guidelines, Definitions, Teaching Methods
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Kharlay, Oksana; Wei, Wei; Philips, Jeremy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
This study seeks to investigate the scope and quality of reflective practice in ELT in contemporary Ukraine. 56 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers were surveyed to gain a better understanding of reflective practice in the country. Data were collected using both a quantitative (questionnaire) and qualitative (interview) method. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Zadok Boneh, Moran; Feniger-Schaal, Rinat; Aviram Bivas, Tali; Danial-Saad, Alexandra – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
The COVID-19 presented an unexpected event that had an immediate effect on education systems. Teachers had to make a sudden shift in their practice and adjust to this surprising and uncontrollable event. The present study explored teachers' reactions to the COVID-19 in terms of their stress response, focusing on the possible differences between…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, COVID-19, Pandemics, Jews
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Clarke, Carolyn; Broders, Jo Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
Sixty seven secondary students from two kindergarten through grade twelve schools participated in this study, which explores the value of using picture books in secondary classrooms. Students unanimous support suggests that including picture books in secondary classrooms has far reaching impacts for the teacher and learner as it presents reasons…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Ávalos, Beatrice; Flores, María Assunção; Araneda, Sebastián – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2022
The article presents results of studies in Chile and Portugal during COVID-19 lockdowns and remote teaching conditions. In each of both countries, over two thousand teachers of all school levels and types were surveyed during a two-month period on their professional experiences in the first year of remote teaching. The article discusses teacher…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Professionalism
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