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Cheung, Yin Ling – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
While the last decade has witnessed a growing body of research on student motivation in second language acquisition, research about the impact of writing instructors' motivational strategies on student motivation has remained underexplored. In order to fill this important gap, this study, guided by motivational strategy framework, investigates the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students
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Goddard, Corrina; Evans, David – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Teachers are responsible for meeting the needs of increasingly diverse learners. Given their position as catalysts for educational change, teachers' positive attitudes towards inclusive education must be considered prerequisite to its success in Australian classrooms. This study investigated the extent to which pre-service training affects…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Meeks, Linda J.; Kemp, Coral R. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Preservice early childhood and primary teachers from teacher preparation institutions across five Australian states were surveyed regarding their perceptions of preparedness and ability to teach early reading and spelling skills, as well as their knowledge of components of early reading, such as phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge and early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Beginning Reading
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Sheridan, Lynn – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Pre-service teachers enter teacher education with beliefs about teaching and ideas on pedagogical approaches. This research focuses on monitoring the pedagogical beliefs of a cohort of pre-service teachers' pre-existing pedagogical beliefs on important/relevant pedagogy for secondary teaching and how these beliefs changed over the course of their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Attitude Change
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Geng, Gretchen; Midford, Richard; Buckworth, Jenny – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In comparison to undergraduate pre-service teachers (PSTs), graduate PSTs have previously completed a three-year bachelor degree and are enrolled in initial teacher education (ITE) programs to become a teacher. Following a review of literature on teachers' sense of stress, reflection and identity development, this study compared the stress levels…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Stress Variables, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
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Inal, Sevim; Büyükyavuz, Oya; Tekin, Mustafa – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Since people have different ways of perception, levels of motivation, and attitudes towards teaching and learning they consistently differ from each other in their preferences of learning and acquiring knowledge. Therefore, the more instructors understand the differences, the better chance they have of understanding and meeting the diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Preservice Teachers
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Effeney, Gerard; Davis, Julie – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This study investigated the relationships between knowledge and efficacy for teaching sustainability in a sample of 266 pre-service primary teachers at a large, metropolitan university in Australia. A survey gathered information about the participant's attitudes and self-efficacy for education for sustainability, along with their perceived and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Sustainability, Preservice Teachers
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Hudson, Peter – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Australia has had many inquiries into teaching and teacher education over the last decade. Standards for teaching have been produced by national education systems with many state systems following suit. The Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) advocates ten professional teaching standards for teachers and preservice teachers. How can preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Performance Based Assessment, Pretests Posttests
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Hudson, Peter; Millwater, Jan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
Effective mentoring in English is considered paramount to a preservice teacher's development. What are mentors' views about developing effective English teaching practices in their mentees? This study used quantitative data (survey) and qualitative data (questionnaire) on 24 mentors' perceptions of mentoring second-year preservice teachers for…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research
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Main, Susan; Hammond, Lorraine – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
Managing student behaviour remains one of the most daunting aspects of teaching for educators and this is particularly so when children with disabilities are included in the regular classroom. Self-efficacy has been identified as having a significant impact on a teacher's behaviour, and preservice training can play an important role in preparing…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Self Efficacy, Student Behavior, Preservice Teachers