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Owen, Susanne; Wong, Debbie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
After decades of conflict with Indonesia, Timor-Leste is gradually rebuilding its education infrastructure and reclaiming its identity as an independent country. In the first decade post-independence the education sector faced many challenges, including a lack of school buildings and resources, the need to replenish and upskill the Timorese…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Capacity Building, Faculty Development, Mentors
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Daniel, Graham R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Parent involvement in family-school partnerships is widely acknowledged as supporting children's schooling outcomes. This involvement, however, reduces as children move through the school grades, and can be lower in families from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teacher facilitation of parent involvement, or teacher outreach, is strongly linked to the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Zein, Subhan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Although English is only an extra-curricular subject at primary level in Indonesia, expectations over the improved quality of the teachers are exceptionally high. This is the case in the past few years in which the low proficiency of primary English teachers and their lack of teaching competencies have repeatedly been pointed out as major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Primary Education
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Yeo, Lay See; Chong, Wan Har; Neihart, Maureen F.; Huan, Vivien S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Teachers' positive attitude is most critically and consistently associated with successful inclusion. However, little is known about teachers' first-hand encounters with inclusive education in Singapore. We present findings from a qualitative study on inclusion based on focus group interviews with 202 teachers from 41 resourced primary schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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King, Elizabeth – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
This paper examines how culture impacts upon pedagogic practice in Cambodian primary schools. Acknowledging that there is an increasing homogeneity of ideas focusing on constructivist pedagogical approaches as the most effective means of achieving improvements in education quality globally, this study investigates the extent to which the Cambodian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Primary Education, Cultural Influences
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Ihmeideh, Fathi; Coughlin, Chris – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Much attention has been given to the impact of cooperative teachers on the pedagogical behaviour of student teachers. In many cases, however, cooperating teachers gain as much from the student teacher as the student teacher acquires from them. This study was designed to elicit answers to the following two questions: (1) What are the perspectives…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Cooperating Teachers, Reading Instruction
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Kraska, Jake; Boyle, Christopher – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Teachers' attitudes towards inclusion are important as they have the primary responsibility of implementing inclusive education. Attitudes at the beginning of teaching careers are likely to predict future attitudes. Some studies show a drop in attitudes after leaving university education. Using the Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusion (Amended)…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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Dwyer, Joanne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
There have been increasing expectations that all primary school students and teachers actively use information and communications technologies (ICT) in their learning. In order to achieve this it is important that appropriate environments are set up to support the varying needs and potential of the different groups within the school context.…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Educational Environment, Access to Computers
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Cushman, Penni – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
In recent years, there has been increasing academic debate concerning both the need for more male primary schoolteachers and the reasons for their minority status, numerically. Yet there has been relatively little heard from the men themselves. In this study the author used focus group discussions to investigate the views and experiences of…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Males
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Hopkins, Sarah; Ogle, Graham; Kaleveld, Lisette; Maurice, John; Keria, Betty; Louden, William; Rohl, Mary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
Reading literacy and reading interest was examined in four primary schools in Papua New Guinea: in an international, suburban, settlement and village school. In this paper we present a summary of findings located within a local context and examine the implications as viewed through two lenses. From an 'educational for equality' perspective, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Materials, School Libraries, Reading Interests