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

October 2010 Volume 26, Number 7

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Using possible-selves theory to understand the identity development of new teachers

    Doug Hamman, Kevin Gosselin, Jacqueline Romano & Rommel Bunuan

    Questions about identity and future success often occupy the thinking of individuals during life transitions. Possible-selves theory describes how future-oriented thought provides identity-relevant... More

    pp. 1349-1361

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  2. From autopsy to biopsy: A metacognitive view of lesson planning and teacher trainees in ELT

    Indika Liyanage & Brendan John Bartlett

    Lesson planning and implementation of those plans are complex and cognitively demanding for English Language Teacher trainees preparing for the profession. Many find it difficult to develop a... More

    pp. 1362-1371

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  3. Examining the grading practices of teachers

    Jennifer Randall & George Engelhard

    Despite the recommendations of some measurement specialists, teachers do not always assign grades based on achievement only. The primary purpose of this study is to clarify the meaning of grades,... More

    pp. 1372-1380

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  4. Classroom teachers and physical activity integration

    Donetta J. Cothran, Pamela Hodges Kulinna & Alex C. Garn

    This project examined 23 teachers’ involvement in a curricular project to integrate physical activity into the school day. The teachers represented all grade levels and worked in schools that... More

    pp. 1381-1388

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  5. The use of performance feedback in school improvement in Louisiana

    Kim Schildkamp & Adrie Visscher

    Although school performance feedback is available in schools all over the world, there is a dearth of information about the use made of feedback and about the effects of its use. This paper... More

    pp. 1389-1403

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  6. Developing beliefs about classroom motivation: Journeys of preservice teachers

    Caroline F. Mansfield & Simone E. Volet

    This paper examines the developing beliefs about classroom motivation of eight preservice teachers during teacher education. The framework conceptualises the contexts in which preservice teachers... More

    pp. 1404-1415

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  7. Factors influencing teaching choice, professional plans about teaching, and future time perspective: A mediational analysis

    Altay Eren & Kadir Vefa Tezel

    This study aimed to examine the mediating role of prospective English teachers’ future time perspectives in relation to their motivations for teaching, beliefs about the profession, career choice... More

    pp. 1416-1428

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  8. Supporting the digitally able beginning teacher

    Louise Starkey

    This article reports on research which explored the experiences six digitally able beginning teachers during their first year in secondary schools. Using a complexity theoretical framework, the... More

    pp. 1429-1438

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  9. Making learning visible in kindergarten classrooms: Pedagogical documentation as a formative assessment technique

    Mehmet Buldu

    This study investigated interactions between pedagogical documentation—a formative assessment technique and instructional intervention designed to increase student learning by recording children’s ... More

    pp. 1439-1449

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  10. The reasons for and the impact of principal-on-teacher bullying on the victims’ private and professional lives

    Corene de Wet

    This article focuses on the reasons for principal-on-teacher bullying and the impact of the bullying on the victims. The data stem from a phenomenological study which was conducted to ascertain... More

    pp. 1450-1459

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  11. Troubles with grades, grading, and change: Learning from adventures in alternative assessment practices in teacher education

    Sherie McClam & Brian Sevier

    In this paper, two teacher educators work to understand their attempts to transform teacher–student relations by altering traditional grading practices. Using actor-network theory, the authors... More

    pp. 1460-1470

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  12. The initial training of teachers to teach children with special educational needs: A national survey of English Post Graduate Certificate of Education programmes

    Tricia Nash & Brahm Norwich

    With moves towards inclusive education, there are demands for developments in initial teacher education as regards special needs and inclusive education. This paper outlines initial training in... More

    pp. 1471-1480

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  13. Conceptualizing identity, learning and social justice in community-based learning

    Valerie Farnsworth

    This paper explores the process of learning to become a social justice teacher, drawing in particular on Bakhtin’s notions of dialogue in order to theorize pre-service teachers’ identity... More

    pp. 1481-1489

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