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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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Admiraal, Wilfried; Berry, Amanda – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
In teacher education programmes, written portfolios or text-based self-evaluations are generally used to document the development of student teachers' competence. However, such approaches do no justice to the complex nature of teaching as they tend to lead to evidence in which teacher competencies are disconnected and removed from the actual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teachers, Video Technology
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Cabaroglu, Nese; Tillema, Harm H. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
To disclose the inner process of teacher educators' dealing with their different roles and their coping with conflicting demands, the study of dilemmas encountered in practice may offer a promising perspective. Building on previous research on teaching dilemmas, this study uses a comparative approach to disclose teacher educators' views on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Coping
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Geerdink, Gerda; Bergen, Theo; Dekkers, Hetty – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
In the Netherlands only a small number of male students opt for primary school teaching and a relatively large percentage of them leave without graduating. A small-scale research project was set up to explore the question: Can gender-specific student factors be identified in relation to the initial teacher education curriculum that leads to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Dropout Rate, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Meijer, Paulien C.; de Graaf, Gitta; Meirink, Jacobiene – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
This study focuses on the question of why student teachers stay in teaching even after a profound "practice shock," i.e., a shock that in itself seems to characterize the complex and emotionally challenging first year of student teaching. Using a line drawing technique, the study investigates student teachers' views of their first year…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Mentors, Transformative Learning
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Oolbekkink-Marchand, Helma W.; van Driel, Jan H.; Verloop, Nico – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
Teachers' perspectives in secondary and higher education have been investigated separately until now, probably owing to the differences expected between these two groups of teachers. In this study similarities and differences between secondary and university teachers' perspectives on self-regulated learning were investigated using semi-structured…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers, Independent Study