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Maseko, Pam; Vale, Peter – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
In this interview, African Language expert Pam Maseko speaks of her own background and her first encounter with culture outside of her mother tongue, isiXhosa. A statistical breakdown of South African languages is provided as background. She discusses Western (originally missionary) codification of African languages and suggests that this approach…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Role, Universities, Teaching Methods
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Fataar, Aslam; Feldman, Jennifer – Perspectives in Education, 2016
The focus of this article is on the pedagogical learning of five teachers in a professional learning community (PLC). The PLC was conceptualised as a means of generating pedagogical learning and change among the participating teachers in consonance with a socially just educational orientation. The two authors of this article participated in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Communities of Practice, Educational Change
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Chasi, Colin – Africa Education Review, 2015
Lecturing can be positively regarded as a practice by which students can be treated with respect in educational processes which grant them freedom to pursue and acquire new knowledge that meets their needs. Lecturing can also be negatively conceived as a practice which others students and positions them as people who deserve to be chided and…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Foreign Policy, Racial Segregation, Lecture Method
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Parr, Graham – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Across the world, the work of teacher educators in universities is subject to contradictory discourses of, on the one hand, globalisation and standardisation and, on the other, innovation in both teaching and research. This article is a critical account of a particular experience of an Australian teacher educator leading an international teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators