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

February 2011 Volume 27, Number 2

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Number of articles: 26

  1. Pre-service teachers’ episodic memories of classroom management

    Sandra J. Balli

    This study focused on past excellent teachers’ classroom management strategies from the perspective of 148 pre-service teachers. The purpose of the study was to examine how pre-service teachers’... More

    pp. 245-251

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  2. The zone of proximal teacher development

    Mark K. Warford

    Toward the end of his short life, Lev Vygotsky found himself teaching teachers in a remote part of the USSR. Though his influence as a developmental psychologist is well-established, little is... More

    pp. 252-258

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  3. Teacher learning from analysis of videotaped classroom situations: Does it make a difference whether teachers observe their own teaching or that of others?

    Tina Seidel, Kathleen Stürmer, Geraldine Blomberg, Mareike Kobarg & Katharina Schwindt

    This study uses an experimental approach to investigate effects that analyzing videos of one’s own versus others’ teaching and experience with video has on teacher learning, particularly on... More

    pp. 259-267

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  4. Asking, listening, and learning: Toward a more thorough method of inquiry in home–school relations

    Janice Kroeger & Martha Lash

    The article provides a rationale and description of a constructivist parent–teacher approach used to support preservice teachers’ understandings of relationships between home and school. Using a... More

    pp. 268-277

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  5. Defining content for field-based coursework: Contrasting the perspectives of secondary preservice teachers and their teacher preparation curricula

    Carmen Montecinos, Horacio Walker, Sylvia Rittershaussen, Claudio Nuñez, Inés Contreras & María Cristina Solís

    The current study examined changes and continuities in how 11 secondary teacher preparation programs and 743 preservice teachers conceptualized the content and sequence of field-based teacher... More

    pp. 278-288

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  6. “Did you like living in a trailer? Why or why not?”: Discourse and the third space in a rural pen pal exchange

    Karen Eppley, Patrick Shannon & Lauren K. Gilbert

    This study describes efforts in a U.S. teacher education program to raise the teacher candidates' awareness of how place impacts schooling. The preservice teachers and second graders exchanged pen ... More

    pp. 289-297

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  7. Substance and show: Understanding responses to teacher education programme accreditation processes

    Courtney A. Bell & Peter Youngs

    This case study investigates how several universities in the state of Connecticut (United States) responded to teacher education accreditation policy between 2002 and 2006. Using a cognitive... More

    pp. 298-307

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  8. A dialogical approach to conceptualizing teacher identity

    Sanne F. Akkerman & Paulien C. Meijer

    In recent attempts to address the notion of teacher identity, scholars have stressed how identity is dynamically evolving, intrinsically related to others, and consists of multiple identities.... More

    pp. 308-319

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  9. Exploring a two-dimensional model of mentor teacher roles in mentoring dialogues

    Frank Crasborn, Paul Hennissen, Niels Brouwer, Fred Korthagen & Theo Bergen

    In this study, a two-dimensional model of mentor teacher roles in mentoring dialogues, entitled MERID, is explored empirically. Data regarding five aspects of mentoring dialogues were collected,... More

    pp. 320-331

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  10. Promoting peaceful coexistence in conflict-ridden Cyprus: Teachers’ difficulties and emotions towards a new policy initiative

    Michalinos Zembylas, Constadina Charalambous, Panayiota Charalambous & Panayiota Kendeou

    The present paper looks at teachers’ perceptions of difficulties and emotions about a recent policy initiative in the Greek-Cypriot educational system to promote peaceful coexistence. This policy... More

    pp. 332-341

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  11. Administrative support and its mediating effect on US public school teachers

    Benjamin R. Tickle, Mido Chang & Sunha Kim

    This study examined the effect of administrative support on teachers’ job satisfaction and intent to stay in teaching. The study employed a path analysis to the data of regular, full-time, public... More

    pp. 342-349

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  12. Induction needs of a group of teachers at different career stages in a school in the Republic of Ireland: Challenges and expectations

    Ro Aitken & Judith Harford

    This study examines the induction needs of a group of teachers at different career stages working in a socially disadvantaged secondary school in the Republic of Ireland. 44 teachers participated... More

    pp. 350-356

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  13. Preservice teachers’ sense of preparedness and self-efficacy to teach in America’s urban and suburban schools: Does context matter?

    Kamau Oginga Siwatu

    The researcher examined the influence that school contextual factors have on American preservice teachers’ sense of preparedness to teach and culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy appraisals... More

    pp. 357-365

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  14. Comparing teachers’ views on morality and moral education, a comparative study in Turkey and the United States

    Pamela LePage, Hanife Akar, Yeliz Temli, Derya Şen, Neil Hasser & Ilene Ivins

    In this study, the researchers examined how K-8 teachers approach morality, moral education, and the moral development of children in Turkey and in the United States. Both countries have diverse... More

    pp. 366-375

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  15. Secondary teachers’ conceptions of student engagement: Engagement in learning or in schooling?

    Lois Harris

    Teacher actions can influence how students engage at school, making it relevant to understand their conceptions of student engagement and how to facilitate it. Reviews of existing literature... More

    pp. 376-386

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  16. Listening to teacher lore: The challenges and resources of Korean heritage language teachers

    Soyong Lee & Yoo-Seon Bang

    In this paper, we present a study on the experiences of four Korean heritage language teachers in the United States, specifically the challenges they face and the resources they draw upon for their... More

    pp. 387-394

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  17. Inside and outside the integrated bilingual Palestinian–Jewish schools in Israel: Teachers’ perceptions of personal, professional and political positioning

    Maureen Rajuan & Zvi Bekerman

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how teachers of the integrated bilingual Palestinian–Jewish schools in Israel construct their school culture in relation to various outside pressures in... More

    pp. 395-405

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  18. Elementary school teachers’ motivation toward web-based professional development, and the relationship with Internet self-efficacy and belief about web-based learning

    Chia-Pin Kao, Ying-Tien Wu & Chin-Chung Tsai

    This study was conducted to explore the relationships between teachers’ motivation toward web-based professional development, Internet self-efficacy, and beliefs about web-based learning. By... More

    pp. 406-415

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  19. Teacher professionalization: Motivational factors and the influence of age

    Susan A. Hildebrandt & Minhee Eom

    This study examines motivational factors of teachers who have achieved a national standard of professionalization. Data were collected from National Board certified teachers in the United States (N... More

    pp. 416-423

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  20. What do secondary trainee teachers say about teaching as a profession of their “choice” in Malawi?

    Peter Mtika & Peter Gates

    This interview-based qualitative study is concerned with the recruitment of secondary teachers in Malawi. This study shows a range of perspectives for pursuing a teacher training course: failure to... More

    pp. 424-433

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