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Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2011
Research capacity building has become a prominent theme in higher education institutions in China, as across the world. However, Chinese TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) academics' research capacity has been quite limited. In order to build their research capacity, it is necessary to understand their perceptions about research. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Research Universities, Research Administration
Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan; Hudson, Peter – Teacher Development, 2014
English has always occupied a key position in China's education. The quality of English education depends largely on the quality of the English teaching force. Improving the overall quality of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) teachers entails advancing both their teaching and research competence. This study, with its focus on Chinese…
Descriptors: Asians, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan; Hudson, Peter – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2013
Workplace influences on Chinese Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) academics' development as researchers were examined in two Chinese higher education institutions in this qualitative collective case study. Data sources included research documentation and interviews with 12 Chinese TEFL academics. Both institutions were keen on research…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan; Hudson, Peter – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
Research capacity building has become a prominent theme in higher education institutions across the world. To build research capacity, it is necessary to identify areas of challenges academics face within the academia. This case study focuses on Chinese teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) academics with the purpose of identifying factors…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ehrich, Lisa C.; Millwater, Jan – Australian Educational Researcher, 2011
Many university faculties of education across Australia employ a model of internship for final semester pre-service teacher education students to help them make a smooth transition into the teaching profession. While a growing body of research has explored pre-service teachers' experiences of their practicum, including the internship, which is the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Mentors, Foreign Countries
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Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan; Hudson, Peter – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2012
Research capacity building has become a prominent theme in higher education institutions in China and across the world. However, Chinese Teaching English as a Foreign Language academics' research output has been quite limited. In order to build their research capacity, it is necessary to understand their perceptions about research. This case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Research
Hudson, Suzanne; Millwater, Jan – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Attracting and retaining quality teachers to rural and remote areas has been a challenge over the last decade. Many preservice teachers are reluctant to experience a rural and remote practicum and may not consider applying to teach in such areas when they graduate. Education departments and universities need to explore innovative ways that will…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Schools of Education, Teaching Experience, Rural Education
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Bai, Li; Hudson, Peter; Millwater, Jan; Tones, Megan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2013
A 30-item survey was devised to determine Chinese TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) academics' potential for conducting research. A five-part Likert scale was used to gather data from 182 academics on four factors: (1) perceptions on teaching-research nexus, (2) personal perspectives for conducting research, (3) predispositions for…
Descriptors: Productivity, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Hudson, Peter; Millwater, Jan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
Effective mentoring in English is considered paramount to a preservice teacher's development. What are mentors' views about developing effective English teaching practices in their mentees? This study used quantitative data (survey) and qualitative data (questionnaire) on 24 mentors' perceptions of mentoring second-year preservice teachers for…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research
Millwater, Jan; Ehrich, Lisa C. – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Over the last two decades, the notion of teacher leadership has emerged as a key concept in both the teaching and leadership literature. While researchers have not reached consensus regarding a definition, there has been some agreement that teacher leadership can operate at both a formal and informal level in schools and that it includes…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Preservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Community Involvement
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Ehrich, Lisa Catherine; Kimber, Megan; Millwater, Jan; Cranston, Neil – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
Over recent decades, the field of ethics has been the focus of increasing attention in teaching. This is not surprising given that teaching is a moral activity that is heavily values-laden. Because of this, teachers face ethical dilemmas in the course of their daily work. This paper presents an ethical decision-making model that helps to explain…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Ethics, Decision Making, Models
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Yarrow, Allan; Millwater, Jan – Educational Media International, 1994
This Australian perspective on the resource provision in primary schools offers a framework for conceptualizing resources; explores the notion of equality; and provides suggestions for making resourcing more equitable. (AEF)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Economics, Educational Quality, Educational Resources
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Yarrow, Allan; Millwater, Jan – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 1995
This study investigated whether classroom psychosocial environment, as perceived by student teachers, could be improved to their preferred level. Students completed the College and University Classroom Environment Inventory, discussed interventions, then completed it again. Significant deficiencies surfaced in the learning environment early in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Millwater, Jan; Yarrow, Allan – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1997
Professors from Australia's Queensland University introduce the concept of a "practernship" that is a variation of typical internship/apprenticeship programs for preservice teachers. The "practernship" combines practice teaching and internship, encourages collaboration and professional development, and promotes a holistic,…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Yarrow, Allan; Herschell, Paul; Millwater, Jan – Education in Rural Australia, 1999
Examines the need for better preparation of teachers to live and work in rural Australia. Uses responses from a rural Queensland community meeting to discuss preparation needs related to multiage classrooms, cultural differences, and school-community involvement. Describes a new internship/mentor program at Queensland University of Technology that…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Needs, Cultural Differences, Educational Needs
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