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Reid, David B. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
In 2009, the United States Department of Education (USDOE) incentivised states to create more rigorous teacher evaluation systems that better differentiated teacher performance as well as provided more information on what makes a high-quality teacher. One result of these revised teacher evaluation systems was principals, in most cases the primary…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Principals
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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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Canrinus, Esther T.; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen; Bergem, Ole Kristian – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The aim of this article is to explore similarities and differences in teacher candidates' perceptions of their opportunities to enact practice in university courses in five teacher education programmes, located in Norway, Finland, USA, Cuba, and Chile. Paper and pencil surveys were distributed among candidates (N = 488) to measure their perception…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Ye, Juyan; Zhu, Xudong; Lo, Leslie N. K. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This paper adopts an inductive analytical approach to reviewing the major state policies to reform teacher education in China. Based on the perceived impact on teachers and teacher education, 21 policy documents have been selected for this review. Five themes emerge in the analysis, which include: Expansion of teacher education by institutional…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Hargreaves, Andy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article reprises and reflects on 30 years of the author's work on teacher collaboration. The distinctive nature of this work has not been in making a case for teacher collaboration in terms of its benefits for students, teachers, or educational change. These arguments are widely available elsewhere. Rather it has examined ways of…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Research, Collegiality, Professionalism
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Furlong, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
For nearly 40 years the quality and value of the contribution of universities to initial teacher education has been brought into question. This is particularly so in England where the ongoing 'discourse of derision' has resulted in universities no longer being seen as necessary partners in the process. More recently, similar challenges have taken…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Goodson, Ivor F.; Ümarik, Meril – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In recent decades, the work of teachers worldwide has undergone deep change. We have seen that teachers have encountered recent challenges differently and adapted to educational changes to a different extent depending on their personal disposition, but also school leadership and workplace support. This study focuses on the example of Estonian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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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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Ng, Clarence; Leicht, Alysse – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Teacher change involves the transformation of beliefs, knowledge and practices. While research has highlighted significant facilitative conditions as well as barriers to these changes, insufficient attention has been devoted to examining influences derived from existing practices perpetuated by institutional factors and teachers' personal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Video Technology, Intervention
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Paine, Lynn Webster – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Teacher education exists today in a context of rapid globalization, which affects the systems in which future teachers will work, the governance of teachers' work, the students teachers will be teaching, as well as the policies, programs, curricula and students in teacher education itself. Several ideas recently have gained traction…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Global Approach, Definitions, Teacher Exchange Programs
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Bu, Yuhua; Han, Xiao – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The image of backbone teachers has long informed the modern-era Chinese educational system. Backbone teachers play leadership and modeling roles in school-based groups of teachers focusing on research, lesson planning, and grade development. China's New Basic Education (NBE) reform, which differs from previous Chinese reforms, aims to…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership
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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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Blundell, Christopher; Lee, Kar-Tin; Nykvist, Shaun – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Deeply integrating digital technologies in pedagogy and learning is associated with changes in classroom roles, relationships and actions that can challenge established teacher routines. This paper presents the findings of an eight-month case study of teachers transforming pedagogy to enact their design for personalised digital learning.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Correlation
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Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer; Smith, Jason M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted in an effort to create a consistent set of standards across schools, districts, and states in order to ensure equality of educational opportunities for all students in the country. Educational reform through standardization implies that across thousands of miles and millions of students,…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Rural Areas, Geographic Regions
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Erlandson, Peter; Karlsson, Mikael. R. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this study, the implementation of the Swedish "first teacher reform", where especially skilled teachers get an opportunity to advance in their careers, is examined. The scene is an upper secondary school, Baxter High, in the southwest of Sweden. In this particular school, a new system with first teachers replaces an old system of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Administrative Policy
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