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Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies

May 2008 Volume 24, Number 4

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Number of articles: 21

  1. Teacher's academic optimism: The development and test of a new construct

    Anita Woolfolk Hoy, Wayne K. Hoy & Nan M. Kurz

    The objective of this exploratory study of teacher beliefs was twofold: first, to determine whether the construct of academic optimism could be defined and measured as an individual teacher... More

    pp. 821-835

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  2. Do they learn differently? An investigation of the pre-service teachers from US and China

    Zhuran You & Fenran Jia

    Based on the hypothesis that learning preferences tend to vary over cultures, this study compared and contrasted the learning approaches and learning styles between Chinese and American pre-service... More

    pp. 836-845

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  3. Playing it up, playing it down, playing it safe: Queering teacher education

    Kerry H. Robinson & Tania Ferfolja

    The impact of homophobia and heterosexism on the e/quality of schooling experiences for many students and teachers in Australia places a responsibility on teacher education institutions to... More

    pp. 846-858

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  4. Studying the classroom implementation of tasks: High-level mathematical tasks embedded in ‘real-life’ contexts

    Andreas J. Stylianides & Gabriel J. Stylianides

    Mathematical tasks embedded in real-life contexts have received increased attention by educators, in part due to the considerable levels of student engagement often triggered by their motivational ... More

    pp. 859-875

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  5. Home-based school teachers in Afghanistan: Teaching for tarbia and student well-being

    Jackie Kirk & Rebecca Winthrop

    Teachers in community-based or home-based schools in Afghanistan play a critical role in extending access to education to children who are unable to access the government schools, especially girls.... More

    pp. 876-888

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  6. Theory–practice dichotomy in inquiry: Meanings and preservice teacher–mentor teacher tension in Turkish literacy classrooms

    Derya Yayli

    This study aims at exploring the meanings constructed by preservice teachers of literacy about theory–practice dichotomy and investigating the preservice teacher–mentor teacher tension during the... More

    pp. 889-900

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  7. An alternative model of special education teacher education socialization

    Kathryn Young

    The process of organizational socialization sheds light on the difficulty of a university program to effectively socialize its special education teacher candidates into believing and acting on... More

    pp. 901-914

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  8. Moving on: The challenges for foreign language learning on transition from primary to secondary school

    Marilyn Hunt, Ann Barnes, Bob Powell & Cynthia Martin

    Europe's commitment to language learning has resulted in higher percentages of pupils studying foreign languages during primary education. In England, recent policy decisions to expand foreign... More

    pp. 915-926

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  9. Using an analogy in the introduction of a portfolio

    Jan van Tartwijk, Martine van Rijswijk, Hanneke Tuithof & Erik W. Driessen

    Students in many teacher education programmes experience confusion about portfolios. This study investigated whether using an analogy in the introduction of a portfolio helps teacher education... More

    pp. 927-938

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  10. In these uncertain times: Educators build cultural awareness through planned international experiences

    John Kambutu & Lydiah W. Nganga

    This narrative inquiry explored the effectiveness of planned international experiences in promoting cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation among American educators. Participating... More

    pp. 939-951

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  11. Democratizing school authority: Brazilian teachers’ perceptions of the election of principals

    John P. Myers

    The idea of collective decision making in schools has been a popular democratic educational reform model. One of its claims is that participation in school decision making empowers teachers and... More

    pp. 952-966

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  12. Coteaching as a model for preservice secondary science teacher education

    Kathryn Scantlebury, Jennifer Gallo-Fox & Beth Wassell

    This paper focuses on a 3-year, longitudinal study of the implementation of coteaching, as an innovative approach for preparing high school science teachers enrolled in an undergraduate science... More

    pp. 967-981

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  13. Teacher learning through reciprocal peer coaching: An analysis of activity sequences

    R.C. Zwart, Th. Wubbels, S. Bolhuis & Th.C.M. Bergen

    Just what and how eight experienced teachers in four coaching dyads learned during a 1-year reciprocal peer coaching trajectory was examined in the present study. The learning processes were mapped... More

    pp. 982-1002

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  14. Activity frames and complexity thinking: Honoring both public and personal agendas in an emergent curriculum

    Steve Collins & Anthony Clarke

    This article which is largely conceptual in nature, explores the possibilities provided by embracing complexity thinking that are attentive to, but not confined by, externally imposed curriculum... More

    pp. 1003-1014

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  15. A mixed-method study of EFL teachers’ Internet use in language instruction

    Yu-Li Chen

    Information and communication technology has affected language instruction in Taiwanese higher education. Varieties of assorted Internet tools are incorporated in educational settings to engage... More

    pp. 1015-1028

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  16. Becoming a health and physical education (HPE) teacher: Student teacher ‘performances’ in the physical education subject department office

    Tony Rossi, Karen Sirna & Richard Tinning

    This study considered how physical education teacher education students ‘perform’ their ‘selves’ within subject department offices during the practicum or ‘teaching practice’. The research was... More

    pp. 1029-1040

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  17. The problems of the beginning teacher in the Arab schools in Israel

    Zehava Toren & Salman Iliyan

    This article focuses on the problems of beginning teachers in the Arab sector in Israel. The participants were 146 beginning teachers, 5 mentors, and 5 advisors. The research measurements included ... More

    pp. 1041-1056

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  18. General, collective, and domain-specific teacher self-efficacy among Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong

    David W. Chan

    This study assessed two global (general and collective) and seven domain-specific sets of teacher self-efficacy beliefs among 273 Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong. While... More

    pp. 1057-1069

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  19. Struggling toward a transformative model of instruction: It's not so easy!

    Beth R. Sockman & Priya Sharma

    This article is about the moving toward a new instruction style—a transformative model of instruction. One university instructor attempts to change her teaching strategies, and she encounters her... More

    pp. 1070-1082

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  20. Preparing teachers to remediate reading disabilities in high school: What is needed for effective professional development?

    Maureen W. Lovett, Léa Lacerenza, Maria De Palma, Nancy J. Benson, Karen A. Steinbach & Jan C. Frijters

    In this paper, we ask what constitutes effective professional development for teachers faced with struggling readers in high school. Metacognitive teacher training, instructional coaching,... More

    pp. 1083-1097

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