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Zhang, Limin; Yu, Shulin; Liu, Hui – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
To better understand the reasons underlying attrition and the teacher shortage, and to develop ways to attract and retain high-quality teachers in early childhood education, it is necessary to explore teacher motivation and commitment to teaching. Although previous research has investigated various aspects of teacher motivation and commitment to…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Beginning Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries
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Kim, Koeun – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Based on an in-depth, qualitative study of toddler teachers in the United States, this article examines relationships between the materiality and the social dimensions of a classroom space as teachers' workplace that mutually construct everyday work and lends meaning to their professional identities as a caring self. Findings highlight the…
Descriptors: Caring, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Early Childhood Teachers
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Aizenberg, Merav; Oplatka, Izhar – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study aims to investigate preschool teacher-directors' sense of professional isolation, and discover the origins of their isolation at work and coping methods. The qualitative paradigm was the research method. The sample comprised 25 preschool teacher-directors in public municipal preschools, and the semi-structured interview method was used.…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Leadership Effectiveness, Coping, Public Schools
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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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Holmberg, Kristina; Zimmerman Nilsson, Marie-Helene – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
There is a lack of empirical studies that examine the influence of neoliberal ideas in preschool music and teaching. Neoliberal ideas have primarily been studied in a broader educational perspective and related to preschool policy reforms. The aim of this paper is to study preschool teachers' rhetoric concerning music contents and music activities…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Günay Bilaloglu, Raziye; Aktas Arnas, Yasare; Yasar, Mustafa – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The aim of the study is to investigate the types of questions that preschool teachers used during the science-related activities and preschool teachers' behaviors in terms of wait-time. Through this study, the types of questions (lower level and higher level), the time that teachers allocate to their students to respond, and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Questioning Techniques
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Porath, Suzanne L. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Approached as an epistemology, implementing a constructivist workshop approach to literacy can challenge the traditional paradigm of teacher-focused instruction and transform to one where students construct knowledge together and learn through active engagement in authentic reading and writing. This study illustrated how two third-grade teachers…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning), Workshops
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Gorodetsky, Malka; Barak, Judith – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper suggests a conjunction between the learning space of educational edge community (EEC) and the Deleuzeguattarian thought regarding the nature of teachers' "becoming." It attends to the emerging subjectivities of teachers/learners within an EEC, a nomadic, open, and smooth space of learning. It is suggested that autonomous…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Freedom, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Teachers
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Sisson, Jamie Huff – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Human agency is significant to the understanding of professional identities and actions. It is through human agency that individuals can become powerful in changing or authoring their own identities. Stemming from a larger narrative inquiry focused on understanding the professional identities of public preschool teachers, this paper draws on…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Public School Teachers
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Davis, Beth; Murphy, M. Shaun – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper inquires into the experiences of an early childhood educator named Claire who taught a young girl with a chronic illness at East Willows Elementary School, a western Canadian elementary school. Using narrative inquiry as the methodology, Claire's experiences in her curriculum making alongside Madeline a young girl with Turner syndrome…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chronic Illness, Genetic Disorders, Early Childhood Education
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Lemon, Narelle; Garvis, Susanne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Self-efficacy is an important motivational construct for primary school teachers (teachers of children aged 5-12 years) within Australia. Teacher self-efficacy beliefs will determine the level of teacher confidence and competence to engage with a task. In this study, we explore engagement with digital technology and the associated learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy
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Bruggink, M.; Goei, S. L.; Koot, H. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Mainstream primary school teachers generally acknowledge the need to implement adaptive teaching; however, meeting a variety of students' needs is a challenge. Studies have addressed the conditions under which teachers attribute their (in)capacities, but these have mainly involved vignettes. Therefore, it remains unknown whether teachers are…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Special Needs Students, Mainstreaming, Self Efficacy
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Akdag, Zeynep; Haser, Çigdem – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper reports an analysis of the classroom management concerns of pre-service early childhood education (ECE) teachers prior to beginning their career and further examines the difficulties they experienced in classroom management in their first year of teaching and their coping strategies. Sixteen pre-service ECE teachers enrolled in the same…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Henderson, Linda; Nuttall, Joce; Kriegler, Lili-Ann; Schiele, Helen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper undertakes a spatial examination of the early childhood-school relational space. It theorizes space as a product of interrelationships, moving therefore beyond an understanding of space as fixed and horizontal. Drawing on data from a pilot project with early childhood and junior primary teachers working in an independent (i.e. private,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Spatial Ability, Student School Relationship
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Chang-Kredl, Sandra – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This article offers a unique perspective on teacher thinking by connecting the study of early childhood teachers' beliefs with the field of childhood studies, and with film and literature studies. The purpose of the research is to examine (a) how films can be used to evoke responses in teachers about their implicit beliefs in childhood and (b) the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Films, Teacher Response
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