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Wang, Fang; Clarke, Anthony; Webb, Andrea S. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study examines how a cohort of 32 Chinese student teachers experience a 3-week Intensive Study Abroad Programme in Canada, which focused on facilitating understanding of teaching and learning from an international perspective. Research findings underscore the effectiveness of a context responsive approach to cross-cultural teaching and…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods
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Liao, Wei; Liu, Yan; Zhao, Ping; Li, Qiong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The Teacher Rotation Policy (TRP) is a recent teacher policy developed in the context of China. TRP seeks to close China's teacher quality disparities through rotating 'high-quality' urban schoolteachers to teach in hard-to-staff rural schools for a period of time. This qualitative case study examined how five policy actors carried out TRP in one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Although research on teacher educators' identities has received increasing attention in recent years, non-higher-education-based teacher educators' professional identities are still under-researched. Informed by the third space theory perspective, this paper presents a study that investigated 139 non-higher-education-based English as a foreign…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Qiao, Xuefeng; Lai, Manhong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article examines the development of pre-service teachers' job-related perceptions of teaching in rural areas in the Free Teacher Education (FTE) programme in mainland China. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 22 teacher educators and 11 pre-service teachers, this study found that pre-service teachers' perceptions were constructed through…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Rural Areas, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
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Ke, Zheng; Yin, Hongbiao; Huang, Shenghua – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Although Chinese teachers commonly participate in school-based professional development activities, there is a remarkable scarcity of large-scale quantitative research into the effectiveness of teacher professional development in China, which is characterised as an institutionalised practice. Based on a conceptual framework applying recent…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Zhang, Limin; Yu, Shulin; Liu, Hui – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
To better understand the reasons underlying attrition and the teacher shortage, and to develop ways to attract and retain high-quality teachers in early childhood education, it is necessary to explore teacher motivation and commitment to teaching. Although previous research has investigated various aspects of teacher motivation and commitment to…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Beginning Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries
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Zheng, Xin; Zhang, Jia; Wang, Wenlan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Teacher professional learning is shaped by multiple contexts in a complex way. Previous studies mainly focused on teacher learning in school-based contexts, and rarely explored how teachers learn across schools and in other situations. Adopting the framework of boundary crossing learning, this study examined the processes of teachers' professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, Geographic Location
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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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Toom, Auli; Tiilikainen, Mikko; Heikonen, Lauri; Leijen, Äli; Mena, Juanjo; Husu, Jukka – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study investigated student teachers' (N = 82) learning of action-oriented knowledge (AOK), triggering incidents in teaching practice, and the relationships between these two. Student teacher's action-oriented knowledge is understood as core capability for the practice of teaching, and learning of action-oriented knowledge needs to be…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Critical Incidents Method, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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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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Bullough, Robert V. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Considerable attention over the past several years has been given to empathy as a desirable teacher disposition. Situating empathy in a slice of the research on dispositions, the author identifies and explores several problems surrounding empathy related to expectations, definitions, measurement, inferential accuracy, and the realization of social…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Empathy, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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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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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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