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Han, Insuk – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study attempts to conceptualise English teachers' professional identity based on an understanding of identity in a socio-psychological framework, and thereby reveal the attributes and dynamics of professional identity by investigating Korean English teachers' cognitive, emotional and behavioural responses to their national English curriculum…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Design
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Sliškovic, Ana; Buric, Irena; Macuka, Ivana – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
With regard to the increase in complex demands on teachers within the current social context, the teachers' perspective on their own profession imposes itself as a very important research question. Given the lack of studies directed towards this issue in transitional countries such as Croatia, the aim of this qualitative study was to gain deeper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Holmberg, Kristina; Zimmerman Nilsson, Marie-Helene – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
There is a lack of empirical studies that examine the influence of neoliberal ideas in preschool music and teaching. Neoliberal ideas have primarily been studied in a broader educational perspective and related to preschool policy reforms. The aim of this paper is to study preschool teachers' rhetoric concerning music contents and music activities…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Mitchell, Ian; Keast, Stephen; Panizzon, Debra; Mitchell, Judie – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Organising teaching of a topic around a small number of "big ideas" has been argued by many to be important in teaching for deep understanding, with big ideas being able to link different activities and to be framed in ways that provide perceived relevance and routes into engagement. However it is our view that, at present, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Metacognition, Research Projects, Foreign Countries
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Popper-Giveon, Ariela; Shayshon, Bruria – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Research literature often addresses the problems entailed in the integration of beginning teachers within the education system. Most studies emphasize the conflicts these teachers experience, especially between the personal and professional aspects of their profession. We conducted qualitative research among participants and graduates of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity
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Bhukhanwala, Foram; Dean, Kim; Troyer, Maryellen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This qualitative study examined the question: How can arts-based approaches facilitate transformative learning in a student teaching seminar? Two teacher educators facilitated a supplemental and voluntary arts-based ST seminar that comprised six, two-hour sessions. Thirty-four student teachers participated over five semesters making use of Theater…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Teachers, Seminars, Preservice Teacher Education
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Nguyen, Thi Quynh Trang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Gaining and saving face are very important in Vietnam as a mechanism of social control, including the professional behaviour of teachers. Interviews with 15 lecturers (aged 24-37) at a teacher training college in a Central Coast province of Vietnam illustrated the relationship between their concepts of face and their beliefs about good teaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Education Programs
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O'Flaherty, Joanne; Gleeson, Jim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The moral role of the teacher has long been recognised and this has implications for the selection and education of student teachers. There is growing recognition of the importance of teachers' capacity to make sound moral judgements and of the influence of teachers' levels of moral reasoning on their professional practice. The paper presents the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Moral Values, Longitudinal Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The results of a substantial body of research affirm that the number of teachers leaving their jobs is on the increase and the evidence is strong that the most credible explanation for the attrition is the emotional nature of the profession. The present study aimed to explore the intervening effect of EFL teachers' anxiety on the correlations…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Since the turn of the century, teacher evaluation has been introduced around the world with the intent to improve teaching. However, in the literature on teacher evaluation, often findings reveal critical accounts about the effectiveness of feedback in teacher evaluation for teacher and school improvement. This article presents a qualitative study…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Evaluation Methods
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Häkkinen, Päivi; Järvelä, Sanna; Mäkitalo-Siegl, Kati; Ahonen, Arto; Näykki, Piia; Valtonen, Teemu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
With regard to the growing interest in developing teacher education to match the twenty-first-century skills, while many assumptions have been made, there has been less theoretical elaboration and empirical research on this topic. The aim of this article is to present our pedagogical framework for the twenty-first-century learning practices in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Cooperative Learning
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Erickson, Lynnette B.; Pinnegar, Stefinee – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Past research has clearly indicated that teachers' metaphors can serve as a framework that moves our understanding of teaching forward by making more explicit the intuitive knowledge teachers hold about themselves, their classrooms, and their practice. Making explicit how metaphors uncover the understandings that guide the practices of in-service…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Figurative Language, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes
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Mathewson Mitchell, Donna; Reid, Jo-Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Contemporary research conversations about the utility of practice theories to professional education support the reconceptualisation of pre-service teacher education in ways that provide strong preparation for continued professional learning. This paper reports on an empirical inquiry that introduced a theoretically informed practice-based…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Intervention
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Sugrue, Ciaran; Mertkan, Sefika – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
In a climate of accountability and performativity, do teachers experience CPD provision as an externally imposed demand for conformity, compliance, to be accountable, or as a personal and professional rejuvenation that enhances their sense of professional responsibility? Through a qualitative study of secondary schools in England, this paper…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools
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Günay Bilaloglu, Raziye; Aktas Arnas, Yasare; Yasar, Mustafa – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The aim of the study is to investigate the types of questions that preschool teachers used during the science-related activities and preschool teachers' behaviors in terms of wait-time. Through this study, the types of questions (lower level and higher level), the time that teachers allocate to their students to respond, and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Questioning Techniques
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