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Ryan, Mary; Bourke, Terri; Lunn Brownlee, Jo; Rowan, Leonie; Walker, Sue; Churchward, Peter – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The recasting of teaching as a technical enterprise rather than as a space for intelligent problem-solving means that governments around the world will continue to pursue agendas to regulate and prescribe teacher education. Teacher education reform has been attempted for over 30 years in many countries around the world, yet the crucial priority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teaching Conditions
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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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Lawrence, David F.; Loi, Natasha M.; Gudex, Boyd W. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This cross-sectional study sought to investigate teachers' experiences of work intensification and wellbeing. Using the Job Demands-Resources model as a framework, this study investigated the relationship between work intensification, satisfaction with workload, perceived organisational support, and burnout. An Australian sample of 215 high school…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Burnout, Well Being, Faculty Workload
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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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Bu, Yuhua; Han, Xiao – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The image of backbone teachers has long informed the modern-era Chinese educational system. Backbone teachers play leadership and modeling roles in school-based groups of teachers focusing on research, lesson planning, and grade development. China's New Basic Education (NBE) reform, which differs from previous Chinese reforms, aims to…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership
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Yangin Eksi, Gonca; Yilmaz Yakisik, Burçak; Asik, Asuman; Fisne, Fatima Nur; Werbinska, Dorota; Cavalheiro, Lili – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The concept of professional agency has recently been predominating in the field of teacher education. Despite this considerable attention given to exploring professional agency embedded in different contexts, there is still scarcity in research on teacher trainees' agentic roles. To this end, this study focuses on exploring the impact of practicum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Yang, Guang; Badri, Masood; Al Rashedi, Asma; Almazroui, Karima – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
A multilevel framework was applied to investigate the effects of teacher characteristics, school environment, and district level HRM practices on teacher commitment. Drawing on the results from a public school teacher survey conducted in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2014, four forms of teacher commitment (commitment to school, to students, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Cultural Pluralism, Public School Teachers
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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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Madero, Cristobal – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In this study, descriptive and comparative in nature, I analyze teachers' dissatisfaction with their profession in Chile, Brazil, and Mexico (N = 10,846). Using data from the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), I question whether extrinsic and intrinsic elements of school organizations, in addition to teachers' personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Postholm, May Britt – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article focuses on teacher educators' role and how it was enacted and experienced by teachers and leaders in a school-based development project. The arena for the teachers' professional development was the school, and teacher educators at one teacher-education institution and three schools took part in the research. Teacher educators,…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Kim, Koeun – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Based on an in-depth, qualitative study of toddler teachers in the United States, this article examines relationships between the materiality and the social dimensions of a classroom space as teachers' workplace that mutually construct everyday work and lends meaning to their professional identities as a caring self. Findings highlight the…
Descriptors: Caring, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Early Childhood Teachers
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Blundell, Christopher; Lee, Kar-Tin; Nykvist, Shaun – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Deeply integrating digital technologies in pedagogy and learning is associated with changes in classroom roles, relationships and actions that can challenge established teacher routines. This paper presents the findings of an eight-month case study of teachers transforming pedagogy to enact their design for personalised digital learning.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Correlation
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Yuan, Rui; Liu, Wei; Lee, Icy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Despite a surge of research interest in pre-service teachers' identities over the past years, scant attention has been paid to the "process" of their identity construction during their teaching practicum. Adopting a qualitative case study approach, this study seeks to fill this gap by examining the identity construction experiences of…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Transformative Learning
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