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

January 2012 Volume 28, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Learning (not) to become a teacher: A qualitative analysis of the job entrance issue

    Isabel Rots, Geert Kelchtermans & Antonia Aelterman

    Reporting on 12 case studies of student teachers, this paper examines how experiences during teacher education affect graduates’ decision on job entrance. Interpretative data-analysis reveals that ... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. Border work: Teachers’ expressions of their literacy-related professional development needs in a First Nations school

    Rachel Heydon & Rosamund Stooke

    This paper reports on a case study of teachers’ expressions of their literacy-related professional development needs in a First Nations school located in Ontario, Canada. The paper construes the... More

    pp. 11-20

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  3. Effectiveness of a heritage educational program for the acquisition of oral and written French and Tahitian in French Polynesia

    Isabelle Nocus, Philippe Guimard, Jacques Vernaudon, Mirose Paia, Olivier Cosnefroy & Agnès Florin

    The research examines the effects of a bilingual pedagogical program (French/Tahitian) on the acquisition of oral and written French as well as the Tahitian language itself in primary schools in... More

    pp. 21-31

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  4. Intensive mentoring that contributes to change in beginning elementary teachers’ learning to lead classroom discussions

    Randi Nevins Stanulis, Sarah Little & Erin Wibbens

    This study examines whether targeted mentoring can make a difference during the induction years. The effects of a mentoring intervention based on principles of instructional quality and effective... More

    pp. 32-43

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  5. Family background, entry selectivity and opportunities to learn: What matters in primary teacher education? An international comparison of fifteen countries

    Sigrid Blömeke, Ute Suhl, Gabriele Kaiser & Martina Döhrmann

    First findings of IEA’s “Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M)” had revealed differences in the demographic background, opportunities to learn (OTL), and outcomes of... More

    pp. 44-55

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  6. Be passionate, but be rational as well: Emotional rules for Chinese teachers’ work

    Hong-biao Yin & John Chi-Kin Lee

    Employing the concepts of emotional labour and emotional rules, the present study explored the emotional rules governing teachers’ work in the context of Mainland China. This showed that teachers... More

    pp. 56-65

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  7. Tools that come from within: Learning to teach in a cross-cultural adult literacy practicum

    Melissa Mosley & Melody Zoch

    We report on a study of preservice teachers who tutored adults learning English in a free evening class while simultaneously taking a course titled Community Literacy. Exploring their participation... More

    pp. 66-77

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  8. Beginning teacher standards for physical education: Promoting a democratic ideal?

    D. Ní Chróinín, R. Tormey & M. O’ Sullivan

    The framing of teaching standards within restrictive managerial or collaborative democratic ideologies impacts significantly on initial teacher education. Semi-structured interviews were used to... More

    pp. 78-88

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  9. Construction of common interpretive spaces through intertextual loops – How teachers interpret multimodal learning materials

    Yael Poyas & Billie Eilam

    This study draws on several theoretical domains: intertextuality, multimodality, and the pedagogy of multiliteracies. We introduced multimodal textbook materials to eleven experienced teachers and ... More

    pp. 89-100

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  10. Classroom talk, conceptual change and teacher reflection in bilingual science teaching

    Tom Morton

    This article examines a science teacher’s use of and reflections on classroom talk in teaching a unit on genetics on a bilingual education programme. Constructivist, sociocultural and discursive... More

    pp. 101-110

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  11. Prospective teachers’ future time perspective and professional plans about teaching: The mediating role of academic optimism

    Altay Eren

    This study aimed to examine the mediating role of prospective teachers’ academic optimism in the relationship between their future time perspective and professional plans about teaching. A total of... More

    pp. 111-123

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  12. Teaching, morality, and responsibility: A Structuralist analysis of a teachers’ code of conduct

    Damien Shortt, Fiona Hallett, David Spendlove, Graham Hardy & Amanda Barton

    In this paper we conduct a Structuralist analysis of the General Teaching Council for England’s Code of Conduct and Practice for Registered Teachers in order to reveal how teachers are required to ... More

    pp. 124-131

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  13. An examination of teachers’ perceptions and practice when teaching large and reduced-size classes: Do teachers really teach them in the same way?

    Gary James Harfitt

    Class size research suggests that teachers do not vary their teaching strategies when moving from large to smaller classes. This study draws on interviews and classroom observations of three... More

    pp. 132-140

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