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Jenkin, Chris J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The national bicultural early childhood curriculum in New Zealand, Te Whariki, and the Graduating Teacher Standards require that graduating teachers are competent in Maori language as well as English, and have an understanding of aspects of Maori knowledge. However, research shows that teachers are not yet proficient in the skills needed to…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Daly, Nicola; Blakeney-Williams, Marilyn M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
There is a great deal of contemporary research demonstrating the effective use of picturebooks in the classroom; however, there are few studies recording perceptions and use of picturebooks in Initial Teacher Education [ITE]. This study explores the reported use of picturebooks within a New Zealand university-based ITE degree programme. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Picture Books, Semi Structured Interviews
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Legge, Maureen; Smith, Wayne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This article reports research that critically examined our teacher education outdoor education pedagogy. The purpose was to use visual ethnography to critique our teaching over twenty years of annual five-day bush-based residential camps. The bush camps were situated in an outdoor education programme contributing to a four-year undergraduate…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods
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Bernay, Ross S. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This article reviews a hermeneutic phenomenological study of five beginning teachers who were introduced to mindfulness during their initial teacher education programme. The participants kept fortnightly journals and engaged in three interviews with the researcher to assess the benefits of using mindfulness during the first year of teaching. The…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attention Control, Consciousness Raising
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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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Gillespie, Lorna B. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This paper focuses on the significance of curriculum value orientations for curriculum implementation and, therefore, for teacher education. The paper draws on data arising from research undertaken with six Health and Physical Education teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand to explore issues pertinent to Physical Education teacher education (PETE).…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Values, Curriculum