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Hickey, Andrew; Pauli-Myler, Tanya; Smith, Carly – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
The great possibility of alternative education programs rests in the affront to established conventions that these present for what counts as learning, engagement and the experience of schooling. This paper takes as its point of focus one specific, in-school alternative learning program, and considers the possibilities for student re-engagement…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Risk, Learner Engagement, Transportation
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Lampert, Jo; Ball, Arnetha; Garcia-Carrion, Rocio; Burnett, Bruce – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
This paper provides three case studies of initiatives developed to improve educational opportunities in vulnerable urban communities. The cities in the three countries involved, Australia, the United States, and Spain, are different in many ways; however, each has persistent and entrenched inequalities between the educational opportunities and…
Descriptors: Poverty Areas, Urban Areas, Educationally Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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Hattam, Robert – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
Unfortunately our times are characterised by a serious dissonance between the logic of education policy and the challenges of the nation. In this context, we need to continue to reinvigorate critical pedagogy studies, both theoretically and practically. But to diagnose the times, following Nietzsche, we need "untimely meditations" -- we…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Memory
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Ivinson, Gabrielle – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
Educationalists tend to imagine school curricula organised solely around academic, formal knowledge or horizontal discourse. Yet, despite curricula organised around vertical discourses such as science, geography and mathematics, the working classes, the poor and minority ethnically groups achieve less well in education than the middle classes. The…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Cultural Influences, Indigenous Knowledge, Social Influences
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Heimans, Stephen; Singh, Parlo – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue on poverty, schooling and research and to tease out and discuss some of the concepts that this kind of writing and research work provokes. We frame the issue, briefly introduce each paper and then discuss "keywords" in four sections: living/knowledge, justice/connection,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Justice, Anxiety, Educational Research
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Carusi, F. Tony; Niwa, Timu – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
The relationship between poverty and education is a longstanding issue for education policy, research, and practice. Through a policy as discourse approach, this article focuses on the work policy does to define education as a solution to poverty. Recent policy discourses in Aotearoa have positioned the teacher as the most important factor in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Educational Policy, Socioeconomic Influences
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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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Albrecht, Nicole Jacqueline – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
A thriving and evolving pool of research and commentary is emerging in relation to the integration of mindfulness techniques in school and out-of-school settings. In the current study the author explored how experienced mindbody wellness instructors make sense of teaching children mindfulness. The methodology of Interpretative Phenomenological…
Descriptors: Well Being, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Phenomenology
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Cooper, Rebecca – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Research on teacher education, especially on the development of teacher educators, is limited. This paper considers the role of dispositions in the development of pedagogical knowledge (PK) for science teacher educators (STEs), across stages of career. It argues that beliefs and perceptions shift and change along with, but not directly related to,…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Educators, Science Teachers, College Faculty
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Arar, Khalid; Zuzovsky, Ruth; Donitsa-Schmidt, Smadar; Trumper, Ricardo; Barak, Judith – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The study aimed to identify teachers' motivations to study Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs offered by teachers' training colleges. M.Ed. degree programs have become available in Israel since 2004, with a rapid increase since then in the number of colleges offering various programs and a consequent increase in the number of graduates. M.Ed.…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Masters Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy
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