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

April 2016 Volume 55, Number 1

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Number of articles: 29

  1. Person-job fit in the field of teacher education – An analysis of vocational interests and requirements among novice and professional science and language teachers

    Kathrin Kaub & Julia Karbach, Department of Education, Germany; Frank M. Spinath, Department of Psychology, Germany; Roland Brünken, Department of Education, Germany

    The article analyzes vocational interests and requirements of beginner (N = 149), advanced (N = 45), and professional (N = 72) teachers in math/science and arts/language. Referring to Hollands' ... More

    pp. 217-227

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  2. Exploring magnitude of change in teacher efficacy and implications for students' literacy growth

    Cheryl Varghese, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Justin D. Garwood & Mary Bratsch-Hines, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Lynne Vernon-Feagans, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Increasingly, coaching-based professional development models are used to support classroom teachers' implementation of the literacy interventions. Research suggests that these models may positively... More

    pp. 228-239

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  3. I feel less confident so I quit? Do true changes in teacher self-efficacy predict changes in preservice teachers' intention to quit their teaching degree?

    Franziska Pfitzner-Eden

    This study explored how teacher self-efficacy (TSE) of two cohorts of preservice teachers (advanced and beginning) changes during coursework at university and during a practicum at school. Further,... More

    pp. 240-254

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  4. Narrative representations of practice: What and how can student teachers learn from them?

    Yael Pulvermacher & Adam Lefstein

    Representing practice as an object for joint scrutiny is critical for student teacher learning and the development of professional vision. This article examines narrative representations of... More

    pp. 255-266

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  5. Voices from the ground: The emotional labour of English teachers' work

    Chin Ee Loh & Warren Mark Liew

    This paper examines the complex emotional work of English language teaching in Singapore secondary schools. Findings revealed the emotional burdens, tensions, and challenges associated with the... More

    pp. 267-278

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  6. An evaluation of the Behavior and Instructional Management Scale's psychometric properties using Portuguese teachers

    Daniel A. Sass, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States; João Lopes, University of Minho, Portugal; Célia Oliveira, Lusófona University of Porto, Portugal; Nancy K. Martin, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States

    Classroom management research is an important topic as teachers cannot effectively educate students in unstructured environments. With that said, few psychometrically sound measures are available... More

    pp. 279-290

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  7. Informal online communities and networks as a source of teacher professional development: A review

    Maria Macià & Iolanda García

    Informal online communities and networks offer teachers the possibility of voluntarily engaging in shared learning, reflecting about teaching practice and receiving emotional support. Bottom-up... More

    pp. 291-307

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  8. Respecting complexity in measures of teaching: Keeping students and schools in focus

    Julie Cohen, University of Virginia, United States; Pam Grossman, University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Many studies have found moderate relationships between measures of teaching practice and student achievement gains, but have focused on teacher quality as a uniform construct. This paper draws on... More

    pp. 308-317

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  9. Who and how? Preservice teachers as active agents developing professional identities

    Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty & Josephine Moate

    This study is part of an ongoing action research project with preservice class teachers in Finland. The study aims to better understand the forms agency takes in preservice teachers' professional... More

    pp. 318-327

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