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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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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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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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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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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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Thomas, Laura; Tuytens, Melissa; Moolenaar, Nienke; Devos, Geert; Kelchtermans, Geert; Vanderlinde, Ruben – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In research on teacher induction, scholars have pointed at the pivotal role of collegial support to overcome the challenges inherent to the first years of teaching. In this quantitative study, we extend current work by using a social network perspective to examine characteristics (i.e. network size, frequency and perceived usefulness) of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Karousiou, Christiana; Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This research study focuses on the ways in which teachers' professional identity is being shaped and influenced in 'super-diverse' school settings. For the purposes of this research, we used the Cyprus educational system as our case study to investigate how teachers experience the enactment of intercultural education at the school level. To this…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Student Diversity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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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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McGrath, Kevin F.; Van Bergen, Penny – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Disruptive student behaviour is a major concern for teachers, causing classroom conflict and emotional fatigue. Whilst student-teacher closeness is known to reduce student aggression and improve behaviour, it is not yet known why some teachers experience close relationships with disruptive students and others do not. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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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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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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Cai, Yonghong; Bi, Yan; Wang, Li; Cravens, Xiu Chen; Li, Yanli – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
The construct of teachers' pay satisfaction is important to the systemic appraisal of teachers' compensation. The study aims to probe the components of teachers' pay satisfaction and verify this construct in primary and secondary schools in China. In-depth interviews with 24 teachers were conducted to propose a construct model for teachers' pay…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Salaries, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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