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Hawera, Ngarewa; Taylor, Merilyn – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Research involving preservice or initial teacher education (ITE) indicates that mathematics education is a vital component of study. Little is known however, of indigenous student views of their compulsory mathematics education courses for a teaching degree. This research contributes to that knowledge space as it explores Maori medium ITE…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts
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Morrison, Chad M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The purposes of professional experience within initial teacher education programs are varied (Russell, 2005). However, there is limited literature explaining (a) university-based teacher educators' beliefs about its purposes and (b) how these purposes are reflected in practice. This study investigated these themes. A pragmatic mixed-method…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Theory Practice Relationship
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Dixon, Helen; Ward, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Postgraduate study provides teachers with opportunities to become critical consumers of research as well as generators of their own knowledge, enabling them to fulfil the mandate of teaching being a research informed and evidenced based profession (Robinson, 2003). This article pays attention to 18 practicing teachers' reasons for undertaking a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Masters Degrees, Teacher Attitudes
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Harlow, Ann; Cobb, Donella J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This paper reports on the findings of a reconceptualised Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme where a collaborative relationship between the university and partner schools saw the shared responsibility for the first year ITE programme. Findings from this study suggests that ongoing, authentic teaching experiences in collaboration with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Cooperation