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Longaretti, Lynette; Toe, Dianne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Classroom teacher quality can significantly impact student learning outcomes. Increased access to skilled teachers in low socioeconomic status (SES) schools could substantially improve the learning outcomes and engagement levels of young people. The National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) programme is a university based…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Disadvantaged Environment, Administrator Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Gök Kaça, Gökçen; Yigitoglu, Nur – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigates how novice English as a foreign language teachers (EFL) navigate their teaching in a university setting while attending an in-service teacher training program to improve their teaching skills. The purpose is to explore the influences of the curriculum followed at an intensive English program on novice teachers' cognitions.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language 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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Kourieos, Stella – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Numerous studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of video as an effective means of reflective practice in pre-service Teacher Education. However, only few studies have explored preservice teachers' own perceptions in this regard in the field of ELT and none of these was related to primary level. To address this gap, multiple forms of…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers
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Coffey, Anne; Lavery, Shane – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The use of service-learning as a teaching methodology is in its infancy within Australian tertiary institutions. Parker et. al., (2009) noted that, until recently, community service-learning has been under-utilised within the Australian higher education system. Within teacher education programs, service-learning has been used primarily as a means…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer; Hopper, Toni – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
There has been increasing interest in an evidence-based approach to education in Australia, but relatively little research has provided relevant data on knowledge of the evidence base for instructional practices among teachers preparing to enter the profession. Final year teacher education students (N = 290) in 15 Australian tertiary institutions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Decision Making, Evidence
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Shawer, Saad Fathy; Alkahtani, Saad Ali – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This study assesses the influence of a two-year language program evaluation on program directors and faculty career development. The study makes use of mixed-paradigms (positivism and qualitative interpretive), mixed-strategies (survey research and qualitative evaluation), one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and a post-hoc test of multiple…
Descriptors: Career Education, Program Evaluation, College Faculty, English (Second Language)