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Veldman, M. A.; Van Kuijk, M. F.; Doolaard, S.; Bosker, R. J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2020
In the current study differences between primary school teachers classified as high-performing in their implementation of cooperative learning (CL) in their classrooms and teachers who were less successful in implementing cooperative learning were investigated. The levels of implementation of cooperative learning differed significantly between…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior
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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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Loughran, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Much of the debate about that which comprises teachers' professional knowledge has been important in the academic literature but does not necessarily reflect the reality of how they think as they construct the knowledge that underpins their practice. Typically, teachers are not encouraged to spend time talking about teaching in ways that are…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Thinking Skills
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Stacey, Meghan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article presents evidence from across the segregated secondary school system in NSW, Australia, through the close analysis of three cases of teachers' work in contrasting schooling contexts. Through this comparative approach, the relationship between school context and the work of the early career teacher is foregrounded, troubling views of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Experience, Context Effect
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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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Pantic, Nataša; Taiwo, Mary; Martindale, Amanda – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Student teachers are oftentimes encouraged to apply theoretical principles of social justice to their professional practice. However, this can be problematic when theoretical knowledge is contested or if it is inconsistent with the practices in their future workplaces. Studies in this area often examine student teachers' beliefs and understanding…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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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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Whitley, Jessica; Gooderham, Suzanne; Duquette, Cheryll; Orders, Shari; Cousins, J. Bradley – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Differentiated Instruction (DI) continues to be a framework adopted within K-12 settings as it supports planning for the needs of diverse groups of students. However the research base exploring the implementation of DI is limited. The current study explores the relationships between individual and contextual variables on teachers' use of DI…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Halvorsen, Øyvind Wiik; Eide, Liv; Ulvik, Marit – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article examines the sociocultural shaping of "teacher agency" by focusing on how various conditions "mediate" teachers' perceived professional space. Agency is understood from a "sociocultural" perspective as the mediated capacity to act, which is achieved and exercised "in" a professional space, and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Professional Autonomy, Professional Identity
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Alterator, Scott; Deed, Craig; Prain, Vaughan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Given current extensive expectations of how teachers should excel, any attempt to summarize teacher expertise in action in the second decade of this century may seem at best misguided. However, this has not stopped teacher educators offering diverse metaphoric encapsulations that aim both to distil and prescribe quality teacher practice. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Practices
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Mooney Simmie, Geraldine; Lang, Manfred – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study uses boundary crossing in activity theory as one normative framework for opening a deliberative inquiry in new discursive spaces to elicit "gender awareness" in teachers' practices. We illustrate this framework by drawing from data in one European teacher education project. Seven case studies were conducted and data were…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Gender Issues, Case Studies, Teacher Educators
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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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Säntti, Janne; Puustinen, Mikko; Salminen, Jari – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Our aim in this article is to examine the relationship between theory and practice in Finnish teacher education from the 1960s to the present. We identify four different periods to represent this relationship based on our analysis of national committee and evaluation reports. Theory and practice gradually converged, culminating in a research-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education Programs, Values
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Yuan, Rui; Zhang, Jia; Yu, Shulin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Although research on teacher collaboration has proliferated in the last few decades, scant attention has been paid to the development of teacher collaboration in school contexts. Informed by the perspective of complexity theory, this study investigates the complex process of teacher collaboration through qualitative interviews in an English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, School Effectiveness
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Llopart, M.; Serra, J. M.; Esteban-Guitart, M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Within the broad range of literature on the funds of knowledge approach, several positive impacts have been documented. In particular, participating teachers have reported meaningful changes in their relationships with students' families as a consequence of the home visits. However, few studies have assessed the limitations of the approach, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Cultural Background
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