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Kowalczuk-Waledziak, Marta; Lopes, Amélia; Underwood, James; Daniela, Linda; Clipa, Otilia – Teaching Education, 2020
The relationship between master's thesis work and teachers' professional development has rarely been explored empirically, yet. Drawing upon a larger study, this paper investigates how teachers who were studying for or who have recently graduated from Master of Education programmes offered in five countries -- Poland, Portugal, England, Latvia,…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education, Teacher Education Programs, Masters Programs
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Morales, Amanda R. – Teaching Education, 2018
This study provides an account of seven Latina teachers' select educational, professional, and personal experiences over the past 10 years as they completed a grow-your-own-teacher program, became licensed teachers, and established themselves in Latinx minority--majority public schools within their rural, mid-western community. More specifically,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Females, Rural Schools
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Salifu, Inusah; Alagbela, Alaric A.; Gyamfi Ofori, Charles – Teaching Education, 2018
This research was conducted to examine the structural validity of the FIT-Choice (Factors Influencing Teaching Choice) scale in the Ghanaian context using teachers in pre-tertiary schools. A cohort of 354 teachers were selected to take part in a quantitative survey, and data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Surveys
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Dixon, Mary – Teaching Education, 2016
International benchmarking and national testing of students at all levels of schooling have provoked teachers to critically reflect on their place in this endeavour. Many of the curriculum and pedagogical approaches associated with this type of assessment and accountability conflict with long-held beliefs about the role of teachers and the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes
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den Heyer, Kent – Teaching Education, 2009
In this study, a group of teacher educators converse about their teaching practice in light of a new provincial K-12 program of social studies. The most noteworthy feature of this new program is its explicit call for teachers to include Aboriginal and Francophone perspectives as they teach to the program's two central themes of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Willard, Kimberly – Teaching Education, 1992
Paper reviews a collection of essays on the experiences of beginning teachers. The essays were written mainly by English and elementary school teachers after many years of successful teaching. All of the authors became effective career teachers. The authors write about the rewards of affecting and changing lives. (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Essays
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Lindquist, Barbara – Teaching Education, 1994
Critiques the concept of resistance in interpreting students' behaviors and attitudes, examining political, social, and psychological connotations of resistance and contradictory ways that educators employ the concept. The paper explains limitations imposed on education by the concept, noting the work of educators who reassess the implications of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, College Students, Discipline Problems, Elementary School Students
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Carger, Chris Liska – Teaching Education, 1993
A Caucasian teacher reflects on her experiences over the years of being part of and then teaching within diverse student populations, explaining what it feels like to be white in a world so worried about, yet so often unfair to, people of color. (SM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Black Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Anthony, Sharon A. – Teaching Education, 1993
Book review recommends that every beginning teacher read "Voices of Beginning Teachers: Visions and Realities," by Richard Dollase, to discover a pride in committing themselves to a profession that will affect the future and promise much intrinsic reward, noting the book truthfully reveals the reality of life as a new teacher. (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Brunner, Dianne D. – Teaching Education, 1992
"Teacher Roundtables," associated with Michigan State University, consists of elementary, middle, and high school teachers who focus on literacy and learning and meet regularly outside of school. This article focuses on teacher resistance to texts, curriculum, reform proposals, and other elements of school culture that are insensitive to…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Gillette, Maureen D.; Grant, Carl A. – Teaching Education, 1991
Examines discontent over standards of education and its relationship to current debates about multicultural education. The paper discusses the views of critics and advocates of multicultural education as well as of those who must implement it no matter what their stance. It also notes the effects of discontent on students. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jacobs, Mary-Ellen – Teaching Education, 1992
This review of "Teacher Lore," a book of essays, highlights what teacher lore is, teachers' stories and ideas, and learning from teacher lore. The book invites teachers to look searchingly into their daily practice in order to understand the mystery and intangibles of teaching. It is recommended for preservice and inservice teachers. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Essays, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Shechtman, Zipora – Teaching Education, 1994
Discusses research on teacher beliefs, highlighting teacher attitudes toward mainstreaming students with disabilities. It proposes a conceptualized approach to teacher preparation and suggests drawing methods from the counseling education discipline, for example, clarifying processes and bibliotherapy. (SM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Bibliotherapy, Consciousness Raising, Counseling Techniques
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Walker, Constance L.; Tedick, Diane J. – Teaching Education, 1994
Discusses the process of making change in teacher education, examining a second-language teacher education program and noting the importance of reflective thinking. The program encourages learners to explore alternatives in order to enrich teaching and learning and make teaching and learning an integrative process. The university-school…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Cultural Awareness
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Phelan, Anne M. – Teaching Education, 1994
Expresses concern over the unproblematic acceptance of authoritative educational discourses by educators, describes one educator's efforts to engage teachers in problematizing of a particularly authoritative educational discourse (classroom management) in colleges of education, and highlights a graduate course that engaged teachers in exploring…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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