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Nguyen, Thi Quynh Trang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Gaining and saving face are very important in Vietnam as a mechanism of social control, including the professional behaviour of teachers. Interviews with 15 lecturers (aged 24-37) at a teacher training college in a Central Coast province of Vietnam illustrated the relationship between their concepts of face and their beliefs about good teaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Education Programs
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Yuan, Rui; Burns, Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study explores how two language teachers constructed and reconstructed their professional identities through their action research (AR) facilitated by university researchers in China. Informed by the theory of 'community of practice', the findings of the study show that AR exerted a transformative impact on the teachers' identity development.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Power Structure, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity
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Picower, Bree – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Within the field of teacher education, increased emphasis has been placed on social justice education (SJE). This qualitative study examined a group of beginning teachers who voluntarily participated in a social justice critical inquiry project (CIP). The findings indicate that while many of them were successful at teaching social issues, they…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Problems, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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Whitsed, Craig; Volet, Simone – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study employs positioning theory to explore the experiences of adjunct foreign English language teachers (AFELT) in the Japanese university sector. The research is located in the broad internationalisation discourse and considers AFELT positions as "foreign" teachers at a time when the Japanese university sector is aiming to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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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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Keskitalo, Tuulikki – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
This research article focuses on virtual reality (VR) and simulation-based training, with a special focus on the pedagogical use of the Virtual Centre of Wellness Campus known as ENVI (Rovaniemi, Finland). In order to clearly understand how teachers perceive teaching and learning in such environments, this research examines the concepts of…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Problem Based Learning, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Burns, Eila; Bell, Sheena – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
This paper sheds light onto a poorly presented group of professionals--teachers with dyslexia in Finnish and English further and higher educational settings. The purpose of this qualitative study was, firstly, to discover what teachers with dyslexia could tell us about the manifestation of dyslexia and the challenges they face in the practice of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Dyslexia, Empathy, Teaching Experience
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Smith, Robin G. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2007
This article explores how beginning teachers develop their professional identities and knowledge. It analyses the stories of four student-teachers as they progressed through their pre-service programme and in their first year as primary teachers. During the three-year programme a range of instruments and a series of interviews were used to collect…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Primary Education
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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
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Gore, Jennifer M.; Gitlin, Andrew D. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2004
In this paper, we explore the divide between academics and teachers over the production and use of knowledge. Teachers' views (pre-service and inservice teachers from both Australia and the United States) on educational research are utilized to better understand and [re]vision this divide. These teachers overwhelmingly dismissed academic research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship
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Ponte, Petra; Beijard, Douwe; Ax, Jo – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2004
This article outlines the experiences of educators in three teacher education institutes in the USA, Australia and the UK as they experiment with carrying out programmes based on ideas of action research. The emphasis is on experiences with programmes of initial education for secondary school teachers. A descriptive case study aimed to find out…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Comparative Education
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Beynon, June; Ilieva, Roumiana; Dichupa, Marela – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2004
Teachers immigrating to Canada with credentials from non-Canadian jurisdictions are regarded as desirable immigrant professionals because of their high levels of education and yet, nevertheless, are required to redo some or all of their professional training. This research examines sociocultural notions of voice, agency, authorship and identity in…
Descriptors: Professional Training, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Interviews