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Klibthong, Sunanta; Agbenyega, Joseph S. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Despite extensive changes in early childhood inclusive education policy and practice, various barriers continue to inhibit access and participation of children with special needs in inclusive schools. Often mentioned barriers include negative beliefs, lack of understanding of inclusive pedagogy and the effectiveness of professional development to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level, Early Childhood Education
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Beutel, Denise A.; Tangen, Donna – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The diversity of student populations globally is increasing more rapidly than the diversity of the teaching workforce. Concerns are that beginning teachers are ill-prepared to meet the needs of the diversity of students in their classrooms. This lack of preparedness has been partially attributed to inadequate preparation within teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Pluralism
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Eksi, Gonca Yangin; Güngör, Müzeyyen Nazli – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper reports on an exploratory study designed to investigate what aspects of practicum pre-service teachers narrate as meaningful experiences and how these narratives help them promote teacher awareness and professional development. The study is conducted with 21 fourth-year pre-service teachers attending the practicum at the time of the…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education
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de Bruin, Leon R. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This qualitative study investigates the dialogic interactions between teacher and student that enhance learning and teaching within the one-to-one music improvisation lesson. This study analyses the ways teachers elicit student actions, thoughts and processes that develop student skills, critical and creative thinking processes necessary for…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Interpersonal Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Music Education
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Ualesi, Yvonne; Ward, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Concern has been raised globally that a lack of interest by teachers towards teaching science has a negative impact on the children they teach. While attention has been paid to the teacher as a contributing factor to students' attitudes, less has been written about the attitudes of teachers. To bridge this gap, the current study examines six Year…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes