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Tang, Sylvia Y. F.; Wong, Angel K. Y.; Li, Dora D.Y.; Cheng, May M. H. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
The theory-practice debate has been a perennial issue in initial teacher education (ITE). By reporting a mixed-methods study in an ITE programme characterized by a university-based 'theory-first' approach in Hong Kong, this study offers useful empirical evidence to analyse the theory-practice issue. 346 student teachers of a BEd Programme…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Tang, Sylvia Y. F.; Wong, Angel K. Y.; Li, Dora D. Y.; Cheng, May M. H. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
This article reports a mixed methods study on the contribution of various aspects of pre-service student teachers' learning in initial teacher education (ITE) to their professional competence in a Five-year Bachelor of Education Programme in Hong Kong. Special attention is given to how student teachers' non-formal learning in higher education…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Higher Education, Student Teachers, Mixed Methods Research
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Lai, Chun; Gu, Mingyue; Hu, Jingjing – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2015
Legitimate teacher authority is fundamental to effective teaching, but is often a thorny issue that teachers need to grapple with when teaching in cross-cultural teaching contexts. By interviewing 18 pre-service Chinese language teachers on their understanding of legitimate teacher authority throughout teaching practicum at international schools…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Centered Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Interviews