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Hu, Guangwei; Choo, Lilin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study was designed to examine secondary teachers' use of evaluative language resources in their qualitative written feedback on student work and factors shaping the deployment of such resources. Drawing on appraisal theory as an analytic framework for the language of evaluation, the study analyzed 84 teachers' evaluative reports on their…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Chen, Junjun; Brown, Gavin T. L. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study surveyed 1064 Chinese school teachers' approaches to teaching and conceptions of assessment, and examined their inter-relationship using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling. Three approaches to teaching (i.e. Knowledge Transmission, Student-Focused, and Examination Preparation) and six conceptions of assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Improvement, Accountability, Factor Analysis
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Bruggink, M.; Goei, S. L.; Koot, H. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Mainstream primary school teachers generally acknowledge the need to implement adaptive teaching; however, meeting a variety of students' needs is a challenge. Studies have addressed the conditions under which teachers attribute their (in)capacities, but these have mainly involved vignettes. Therefore, it remains unknown whether teachers are…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Special Needs Students, Mainstreaming, Self Efficacy
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Klug, Julia; Bruder, Simone; Schmitz, Bernhard – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Diagnosing is one of teachers' key competences. Lately, a new model of teachers' diagnostic competence and therewith a new measurement method focusing on diagnosing students' learning behavior in an interdisciplinary approach have been developed. They can build a basis for promoting teachers' diagnostic competence. However, some questions relevant…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Competence, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes
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Han, Insuk – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study investigates Korean English teachers' responses to the current English Language Teaching (ELT) policies and reveals the attributes of their professional identity from their responses. Data collected from different narratives demonstrate that the teachers value the principles of communicative language teaching, but are not supportive of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Avidov-Ungar, Orit – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This research aims to evaluate the manner in which teachers perceive their professional development process. Forty-three teachers from Israeli schools participated in the study. I used a semi-structured interview to understand the teachers' perceptions about their professional development. The qualitative analysis identified two dimensions that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Geerdink, Gerda; Boei, Fer; Willemse, Martijn; Kools, Quinta; Van Vlokhoven, Haske – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Most teacher educators who work at institutes for higher vocational education have faced a new role since the European Community aimed to upgrade the general quality of education. Research tasks have been added as a new important core business for institutes that used to be mainly focused on education. Teacher educators therefore have to become…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Research Skills
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van Uden, J. M.; Ritzen, H.; Pieters, J. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Interest in student engagement has increased over the past decade, which has resulted in increased knowledge about this concept and about the aspects that facilitate engagement. However, as yet, only a few studies have focused on engagement from the perspective of the teacher. In this study, we capture the experiences of teachers who were…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Vocational Education, Professional Development, Teacher Student Relationship
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Fransson, Göran; Frelin, Anneli – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This article focuses on teacher commitment, and particularly on teachers displaying sustained high levels of commitment throughout their teaching careers (over 15 years). Graduates from one Teacher Education programme responded to an open-ended questionnaire conducted on 10 occasions concerning their work as teachers, from graduation in 1993 to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Characteristics, Self Efficacy
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Phelps, Christine M.; Spitzer, Sandy M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Although researchers and educators have suggested teaching prospective teachers (PTs) to investigate and learn from their own teaching over time, little research has investigated PTs' beliefs about such an approach. This qualitative study examines prospective elementary teachers' conceptions and values about systematically studying and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Bukor, Emese – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This article explores the influence of personal and professional experiences on the development of teacher identity. The holistic perspective in this article refers to the language teachers' exploration of their personal and professional experiences with the use of both conscious/rational and intuitive/tacit thought processes. Three language…
Descriptors: Teachers, Professional Identity, Holistic Approach, Teacher Attitudes
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Colnerud, Gunnel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this article is to study whether moral stress is a phenomenon relevant to teaching practice and which may make a significant contribution to understanding why teachers repeatedly reported feeling burdened by work. Moral stress can be caused by acting in conflict with one's own conscience, e.g. when one knows the right thing to…
Descriptors: Moral Issues, Stress Variables, Educational Practices, Critical Incidents Method
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Linnansaari-Rajalin, Terhi; Kivimäki, Mika; Ervasti, Jenni; Pentti, Jaana; Vahtera, Jussi; Virtanen, Marianna – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The extent to which school neighbourhood affects teachers' work commitment is poorly known. In the current study, we investigated whether school neighbourhood socio-economic characteristics predicted teachers' organizational and professional commitment. Primary school teachers (n?=?1042) responded to surveys in 2000-2001 (baseline) and 2004…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neighborhoods, Socioeconomic Status, Socioeconomic Influences
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Haworth, Penny; McGee, Alyson; MacIntyre, Lesieli Kupu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Current professional development initiatives show a preference for whole school approaches. However, pedagogy related to English language learners (ELLs) is often not widely dispersed in New Zealand primary schools, impacting on teacher efficacy with these learners. This paper discusses findings from a qualitative study which aimed to identify…
Descriptors: Educational Change, English Language Learners, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research
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Hsieh, Betina – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Previous work on new teacher professional identity has focused on identity as a process of negotiation between individual and contextual factors. These negotiations are often filled with a struggle between personal agency and structures that prevent the enactment of an ideal professional self. This study introduces and discusses three teacher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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