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Chen, Yu-Jung; Chien, Hui-Min; Kao, Chia-Pin – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore preschool teachers' evaluation standards and searching strategies during their online searching process, focusing on the difference between pre-service and in-service teachers. A total of 408 pre-service and in-service preschool teachers in Taiwan participated in the survey research. The validity and…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Search Strategies, Preschool Teachers, Standards
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Clark, Sarah; Newberry, Melissa – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher education programs are under great pressure to produce highly capable teachers. Teacher self-efficacy has been shown to correlate with teacher motivation and perseverance, yet little is known about how specific teacher education experiences predict teacher self-efficacy. Four sources contributing to teacher self-efficacy beliefs during…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Zhang, Qilong – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
For over three decades, the discourse of quality has permeated the field of research, and there has been increasing policy interest for research assessment. In light of three conceptual perspectives and relying on a systematic literature review, this paper explores four non-traditional dimensions of criteria for assessing the quality of research…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Capacity Building, Foreign Countries
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Page, Angela; Boyle, Christopher; McKay, Kathy; Mavropoulou, Sofia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The inclusion of all students with special educational needs in mainstream classes was formally enacted by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education in the Special Needs Education Policy of 2002 and updated in 2011 to reflect support for diversity among all learners. This paper investigates the current views about inclusive education (IE) by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Thompson, Gene; Woodman, Karen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study explored the foreign language teaching efficacy beliefs of Japanese high school English teachers. The study provides a teacher efficacy scale designed for the Japanese context, which could also be used or adapted for similar contexts in the wider East Asian area. Data were drawn from an online survey of 141 participants. Exploratory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers
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Salter, Peta; Halbert, Kelsey – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Recent initial teacher education policy and regulatory frameworks privilege "classroom ready" discourses. Taking up "readiness" as technical skill requiring more "practice" leads to narrowing of teachers' roles and efficacy with increasing pressure and regulation that marginalises ideals to equip pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Readiness, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Carlyon, Tracey – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article reports on the results of a study which explored teachers transitioning from one year level to another in primary schools in New Zealand, and in particular the impact of this transition on teachers' professional identity. While this transition could be considered to be a commonplace occurrence in schools, the lack of literature…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Yang, Shih-hsien – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Due to its complex nature and inherent unobservable features, teacher change within a specific context has rarely been investigated despite its importance as an issue in teacher professional development. To meet this challenge, the present study explored how teacher change was nurtured with the support of a web-based writing platform featuring…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mercieca, Bernadette; Kelly, Nick – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper describes the support that Australian early career teachers are accessing through private groups within social media. It presents findings from 22 interviews with teachers who indicated that Facebook was a source of support. Participants describe using private online groups for: (a) support during casual employment; (b) accessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Social Media, Teacher Collaboration
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Martin, Tess; Thomson, Ian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study of I-Kiribati secondary school teachers used a project-based approach to investigate the notions of school-based and collaborative learning as a suitable model for in-service teacher continuous professional development (CPD). The design and methodology adopted by the study framed the argument that since collaborative behavior is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning
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Allen, William; Hyde, Mervyn; Whannel, Robert; O'Neill, Maureen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Regional and national interest in reforming teaching in Indonesia has seen governments, NGOs and education specialists combine to drive pedagogical changes among school teachers there. Results of these programs have been indifferent at best. This paper reports on teacher reform programs in Provinsi Papua, one of the most marginal societies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Sharma, Bibhya; Lauano, Faatamali'i Jenny; Narayan, Swasti; Anzeg, Afshana; Kumar, Bijeta; Raj, Jai – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The paper heralds a new pedagogical model known as the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme as a platform to upgrade the qualifications of secondary school science teachers throughout the Pacific region. Based on a tripartite partnership between a higher education provider, a regional government and a cohort of science teachers, the model offers…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Acceleration (Education)
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Young, Amy; Cavanagh, Michael; Moloney, Robyn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper explores one implementation of an extended, structured, collaborative professional experience program. Its context is a new partnership between a university and a professional experience school. The program draws on elements of Instructional Rounds and Lesson Study, framed around a learning community model of professional experience for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kelly, Nick; Sim, Cheryl; Ireland, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper presents evidence from a nationally representative sample of early career teachers about those likely to miss out on formal support, and the employment conditions associated with this absence of support. It uses survey data from the Staff in Australia's Schools Survey. Consistent with existing research, our results suggest a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
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Ding, Ai-Chu; Wang, Hsiou-huai – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Learning to teach is a complex process that hinges on teacher candidates' personal experiences, values, beliefs and characteristics, as well as the contexts they are exposed to. Student teaching as a transitional period may create dilemmas for teacher candidates, who are new to the profession and still learning about what it means to be a teacher.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Student Teaching, Foreign Countries
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