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Buabeng, Isaac; Conner, Lindsey; Winter, David – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This paper explores New Zealand (NZ) physics teachers' and physics educators' views about Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Perspectives of physics teachers nationally indicated that in general, teachers considered themselves not well-prepared in some content areas including electronics, modern physics, and atomic and nuclear physics. This may be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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
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Sexton, Steven S. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
This paper reports on a study that sought to uncover and explore the beliefs female secondary pre-service teachers held about teaching and being the teacher as they entered into their teacher education programs. The results indicated that for the participating teacher candidates it was their prior teachers in their intended subject who most…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes