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Song, Huan; Gu, Qing; Zhang, Zhonghua – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
This article examines the nature of teachers' subjective wellbeing. Drawing upon the survey evidence from a three-year mixed methods study in China, the article explores the dynamic interaction between key aspects of teachers' subjective wellbeing: "altruism" and "self-efficacy" (psychological functioning) and "work…
Descriptors: Teacher Welfare, Teacher Salaries, Job Satisfaction, Altruism
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Fokkens-Bruinsma, M.; Van Rooij, E. C. M.; Canrinus, E. T. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
This study focused on the question of how to enhance a mastery-goal orientation in the classroom. We started from the perspective of the achievement goal theory, which assumes that the goals that students have (personal goals) relate to the goals that are set in the classroom (classroom goal structures). In classrooms where teachers focus on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Student Educational Objectives
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Ye, Juyan; Zhao, Di – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how three Chinese teachers developed their teacher identities in a reform context. Drawing upon data from a larger social historical study, the work-life narratives of the three teachers at different stages of their careers were used as case studies to showcase three types of teacher identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Case Studies
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Neto, Roque; Rodrigues, Vinicius P.; Polega, Meaghan; Persons, Megan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
With data from 311 K-12 public school teachers working in the United States, we tested a predictive model of entrepreneurial behaviour that included demographic characteristics and career adaptability, and identified differences between highly and minimally entrepreneurial teachers on how and why they adapt their teaching practices. Statistical…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Entrepreneurship
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Schaefer, Lee; Clandinin, D. Jean – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In this paper, we focus on questions around who we are as teacher educators as well as our responsibilities in helping pre-service teachers compose forward-looking stories as they prepare to begin teaching. We draw on the results of two studies in this paper: one a semi-structured interview study with 55 second- and third-year teachers in two…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Responsibility
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Ke, Zheng; Yin, Hongbiao; Huang, Shenghua – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Although Chinese teachers commonly participate in school-based professional development activities, there is a remarkable scarcity of large-scale quantitative research into the effectiveness of teacher professional development in China, which is characterised as an institutionalised practice. Based on a conceptual framework applying recent…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Toom, Auli; Tiilikainen, Mikko; Heikonen, Lauri; Leijen, Äli; Mena, Juanjo; Husu, Jukka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study investigated student teachers' (N = 82) learning of action-oriented knowledge (AOK), triggering incidents in teaching practice, and the relationships between these two. Student teacher's action-oriented knowledge is understood as core capability for the practice of teaching, and learning of action-oriented knowledge needs to be…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Critical Incidents Method, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Lo, Leslie N.K. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article offers a critical review of the impact of policy-induced changes on school teachers in the Chinese Mainland where educational reform has been an ongoing project for four decades. It addresses three aspects of the current state of teaching and the teaching profession: the contextual factors that have influenced their development; the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Professionalism
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Lowe, Geoffrey; Gray, Christina; Prout, Peter; Jefferson, Sarah; Shaw, Therese – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Since the mid-1980s, the working lives of teachers has become an enduring research topic. Much research has focused on early-career teachers and is often reported from deficit positions, i.e. why they leave the profession. However, career trajectory studies have described a small cohort of veteran teachers who remain positive and committed to…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Identification, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Surveys
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King-Sears, Margaret E.; Stefanidis, Abraham; Brawand, Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This exploratory research underscores Bandura's social learning theory on collective agency to investigate co-teaching partners' collaboration regarding reading instruction for students with disabilities. Students whose Individualized Education Programs stipulate reading are dependent on special educators to deliver such instruction. In the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Program Implementation, Special Education, Reading Instruction
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Deng, Zongyi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Employing Connelly and Xu's (this issue) conceptualisation of reciprocal learning, the article explores the potential for reciprocal learning about pedagogy provided by a body of PISA-inspired literature on high-performing education systems. I argue that the opportunities for reciprocal learning provided by that body of literature is rather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reciprocal Teaching, Teaching Methods, High Achievement
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Lawrence, David F.; Loi, Natasha M.; Gudex, Boyd W. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This cross-sectional study sought to investigate teachers' experiences of work intensification and wellbeing. Using the Job Demands-Resources model as a framework, this study investigated the relationship between work intensification, satisfaction with workload, perceived organisational support, and burnout. An Australian sample of 215 high school…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Burnout, Well Being, Faculty Workload
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Zeng, Yan; Day, Christopher – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This mixed method research explores the contexts, purposes, forms, practices, and effects of school provided collaborative professional development (PD) as experienced by teachers working in primary and secondary schools in England and Shanghai. The research is part of a larger partnership pilot study by the University of Nottingham and Shanghai…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Madero, Cristobal – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In this study, descriptive and comparative in nature, I analyze teachers' dissatisfaction with their profession in Chile, Brazil, and Mexico (N = 10,846). Using data from the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), I question whether extrinsic and intrinsic elements of school organizations, in addition to teachers' personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Björk, Lisa; Stengård, Johanna; Söderberg, Mia; Andersson, Eva; Wastensson, Gunilla – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
As many other countries around the world, Sweden is currently facing an urgent need for new teachers. Creating sound work environments that can retain beginning teachers in the profession--as well as attract new ones--is one way to address the problem. In order to accomplish this task, research must be able to reflect the complex nature of work…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Persistence
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