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

November 2015 Volume 52, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. A closer look at the role of mentor teachers in shaping preservice teachers' professional identity

    Mahsa Izadinia

    This paper focuses on the extent to which mentoring relationships played a role in creating changes in the professional identity of seven preservice teachers. Semi-structured interviews,... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. Exploring commitment and turnover intentions among teachers: What we can learn from Hong Kong teachers

    Dennis M. McInerney & Fraide A. Ganotice, Department of Special Education and Counselling, Hong Kong; Ronnel B. King, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Hong Kong; Herbert W. Marsh & Alexandre J.S. Morin, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE), Australia

    This study examines the relationship between affective, normative, and continuance commitment of teachers to their profession and their organization, and turnover intentions. Hong Kong teachers (N ... More

    pp. 11-23

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  3. Preliminary impacts of the “Learning to Read in a Healing Classroom” intervention on teacher well-being in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Sharon Wolf, Global TIES for Children, United States; Catalina Torrente, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, United States; Paul Frisoli, Nina Weisenhorn, Anjuli Shivshanker & Jeannie Annan, The International Rescue Committee, United States; J. Lawrence Aber, Department of Applied Psychology, United States

    This article examines the impacts of a partial year of implementation of Learning to Read in a Healing Classroom (LRHC), a curricular and social-emotional teacher professional development... More

    pp. 24-36

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  4. Professional growth through collaboration between kindergarten and elementary school teachers

    Achim Schneider & Kerstin H. Kipp

    Research shows that teachers can develop competencies necessary for teaching practices through reflective dialog about shared practice. In this regard we surveyed 310 teachers participating in a... More

    pp. 37-46

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  5. The nature and extent of change in early childhood educators' language and literacy knowledge and beliefs

    Jennifer R. Ottley & Shayne B. Piasta, Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, United States; Susan A. Mauck & Ann O'Connell, Department of Educational Studies, United States; Melissa Weber-Mayrer, Department of Teaching and Learning, United States; Laura M. Justice, Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, United States

    Professional development (PD) can enhance educators' knowledge and beliefs, but research has yet to determine the nature and extent of such change. This study examined the patterns and predictors... More

    pp. 47-55

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  6. Does physical disability affect the construction of professional identity? Narratives of student teachers with physical disabilities

    Nurit Dvir

    This article uses case studies of student teachers with physical disabilities to examine their attitudes toward teaching students with disabilities, and the construction of their professional... More

    pp. 56-65

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  7. Measuring pre-service teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education: Psychometric properties of the TAIS scale

    Timo Saloviita

    The Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusive Education (TAIS) scale was designed to measure pre-service teachers' attitudes towards inclusion, as defined in the Salamanca Statement of UNESCO. The 10... More

    pp. 66-72

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  8. Sources of self-efficacy of Vietnamese EFL teachers: A qualitative study

    Nga Thi Tuyet Phan & Terry Locke, University of Waikato, New Zealand

    This article reports on a qualitative study investigating Vietnamese EFL teachers' perceptions of sources of self-efficacy information. Findings suggested that four sources of efficacy information ... More

    pp. 73-82

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  9. Lesson study in teacher education: Learning from a challenging case

    Raymond Bjuland & Reidar Mosvold

    Whereas most studies of lesson study in teacher education seem to report on success stories, this article investigates a challenging case. From an implementation of lesson study in Norwegian... More

    pp. 83-90

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  10. What if we could imagine the ideal faculty? Proposals for improvement by university students with disabilities

    Anabel Moriña, Department Education, Spain; M. Dolores Cortés-Vega, Department Physiotherapy, Spain; Víctor M. Molina, Department Chemical and Physical, Spain

    This article presents the partial results of a broader research project entitled, “University Barriers and Aids Identified by Students with Disabilities”, which is currently underway at a Spanish... More

    pp. 91-98

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  11. What can we learn from studying the coaching interactions between cooperating teachers and preservice teachers? A literature review

    James V. Hoffman, Melissa Mosley Wetzel, Beth Maloch, Erin Greeter, Laura Taylor, Samual DeJulio & Saba Khan Vlach

    This research review focuses on studies that have examined the coaching interactions of cooperating teachers and preservice teachers around practice in teacher education programs. The review is... More

    pp. 99-112

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  12. Preliminary findings of Active Classrooms: An intervention to increase physical activity levels of primary school children during class time

    Rosemarie Martin & Elaine M. Murtagh

    This study evaluates the effects of a behaviour change intervention, which encourages the integration of physical activity into the teaching of academic lessons, on physical activity levels of... More

    pp. 113-127

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  13. Inclusive education a “rhetoric” or “reality”? Teachers' perspectives and beliefs

    Ashwini Tiwari, Department of Teaching and Learning, United States; Ajay Das, Dept. of Adolescent, United States; Manisha Sharma, Department of Rehabilitation, United States

    The aim of this interpretive study was to examine the perceptions and beliefs of general education teachers in Delhi, India, about the inclusion of students with disabilities (SWDs) in regular... More

    pp. 128-136

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