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International Journal of Educational Research

2004 Volume 41, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Understanding the awakening spirit of a professional teaching force

    Ora W.Y. Kwo

    Social, economic and technological changes on a global scale are challenging traditional forms of knowledge and educational practice. In response, educators worldwide are finding ways to forge new ... More

    pp. 292-306

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  2. Being, understanding and naming: Teachers’ life and work in harmony

    Zongjie Wu

    This paper views teacher learning as the nourishment of life rather than the mastery of expertise, and curriculum innovation as the reclaiming of authentic language rather than rational... More

    pp. 307-323

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  3. Ten lives in mine: Creating portraits of influential Chinese educators

    Ruth Hayhoe

    This is an essay about research methodology, particularly the use of narrative method, in a project which depicts portraits of 10 influential educators of China. The essay begins with reflections... More

    pp. 324-338

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  4. Articulating contrasts in kindergarten teachers’ implicit knowledge on play-based learning

    Doris Cheng Pui-Wah & Philip Stimpson

    In Hong Kong, early-years teachers face professional challenges in adopting a creative and child-oriented pedagogy in which play-based learning is central. The paper illuminates teachers’... More

    pp. 339-352

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  5. Obstacles as opportunities in the promotion of teachers’ learning

    Gary James Harfitt & Nicole Judith Tavares

    This paper describes the professional growth of two teacher educators. It notes obstacles to teachers’ professional development, and investigates the factors which make some teachers less... More

    pp. 353-366

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  6. Teacher leadership and autonomous student learning: Adjusting to the new realities

    Kokila Roy Katyal & Colin W. Evers

    This paper focuses on a most significant domain of inner power of teachers’ lives—their leadership of student learning. Traditional conceptions of teacher leadership owe much to the presumption of ... More

    pp. 367-382

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