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van der Heijden, H. R. M. A.; Geldens, J. J. M.; Beijaard, D.; Popeijus, H. L. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teachers play a key role in realizing successful changes in education. Among them are real "change agents" at both classroom and school level. To obtain insights into what characterizes these teachers, an exploratory study has been conducted by interviewing external experts, principals, and teachers (n = 20). An analysis of data resulted…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Characteristics, Change Agents, Educational Change
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Buchanan, Rebecca – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
The current zeitgeist in education in the USA emphasizes accountability for schools, students, and teachers, based on performance that can be easily quantified. Within this, current debates involving who should be teaching, what a good teacher looks like, and how best to evaluate and reward teachers are actually debates about the teaching…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Accountability, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Coronel, Jose M.; Gómez-Hurtado, Inmaculada – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
One of the key effects of globalisation is the extraordinary increase in migratory movements. Spain, a country traditionally accustomed to emigration, has seen a considerable rise in the influx of immigrant population, with notable demographic, social and cultural transformations. Particularly, since the early 90s, schools have been experiencing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Techniques
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Peercy, Megan Madigan; Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Silverman, Rebecca D.; Daniel, Shannon – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Previously, research about teacher expertise has adhered to relatively fixed notions of teacher expertise. However, in this study, we share data from teacher study group (TSG) meetings, which demonstrate a dynamic understanding of teacher expertise. In these meetings, teachers discursively positioned themselves, their colleagues, and the research…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation, Expertise, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Gibbs, Simon; Miller, Andy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The retention and resilience of teachers are subject to many influences. Children's behaviour is often cited as a major source of stress for teachers and a challenge to their resilience. We suggest that an understanding of teachers' attributions and efficacy beliefs may provide the foundations for work to support teachers. We outline…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Resilience (Psychology), Well Being, Student Behavior
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Whitney, Anne Elrod; Zuidema, Leah A.; Fredricksen, James – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
In this article, we explore how teachers who make their work public through talk and texts may find their composing complicated by issues of authority. These public composing acts include drafting articles, preparing workshop presentations, authoring op-ed pieces and letters to the editor, developing book manuscripts--creating any of the spoken…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Writing (Composition), Writing for Publication, Rhetoric
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Gu, Qing – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
At a time when the contemporary landscape of teaching is populated with successive and persisting government policy reforms that have increased teachers' external accountabilities, work complexity, and emotional workload, understanding why and how many teachers are able to sustain their capacity to be resilient and continue to work for improvement…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Mansfield, Caroline; Beltman, Susan; Price, Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Early career teachers face a range of challenges in their first years of teaching and how these challenges are managed as career implications. Based on current literature, this paper presents a model of early career teacher resilience where resilience is seen as a process located at the interface of personal and contextual challenges and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Resilience (Psychology)
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Day, Christopher – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The work of leaders in schools takes place in shifting and sometimes conflicting reform contexts which tend to increase and intensify their professional work and personal lives as they seek to influence a range of stakeholder groups and individuals in processes of school improvement. Such diverse and sometimes competing demands of policy, local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Resilience (Psychology), Instructional Leadership
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Hulme, Moira; Menter, Ian – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
International concern to raise educational standards and improve teacher quality has directed attention to the need to sustain career-long professional learning. Teacher induction and early professional learning (during years 2-6) have been associated with patterns of attrition and improved pupil outcomes. As the economic crisis impacts on public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Employment Experience, Professional Identity
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Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Nasrollahi Shahri, Mohammad Naseh – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The present article lies at the intersection of research on teacher cognition and speaking competence in a second language. It is a qualitative analysis of teacher accounts of speaking in the context of English as a foreign language (EFL) in Iran. More specifically, the study is an exploration of three EFL teachers' conceptions of learning and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Avidov-Ungar, Orit; Friedman, Izhak; Olshtain, Elite – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study used semi-structured in-depth interviews to explore empowerment patterns among teachers who hold leadership positions in school. Our qualitative analysis presents a hierarchical ladder with three types of empowerment amongst these teachers, ranging from limited empowerment through rewarding empowerment to change-enhancing empowerment.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Leadership, Semi Structured Interviews
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Ruys, Ilse; Van Keer, Hilde; Aelterman, Antonia – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Despite the research evidence on the effectiveness of collaborative learning (CL), the implementation of this teaching strategy has not yet found a profound place in teaching practice. As a consequence, several studies have investigated teachers' motives regarding and experiences with the use of CL. Most of these studies concern however senior…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Cooperative Learning, Novices, Beginning Teachers
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Stone-Johnson, Corrie – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
Today's American educational context is characterised by increasing standardisation coupled with heightened accountability. While some view standardisation as a lever for equity, many view it as problematic for the work of teachers. Efforts to improve student achievement by focusing on the activities of teachers have resulted in an over-riding…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Standards
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Farouk, Shaalan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
As teachers are at the heart of education, a substantial number of studies have researched the perception that mainstream school teachers have of themselves in relation to their work. This investigation extends this field of inquiry by examining how teachers' self-understanding is altered when they transfer from mainstream to special school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes, Females
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