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Nguyen, Minh Hue – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper reports on how Maria (pseudonym), a non-native English speaker (NNES) and preservice teacher (PST) of English as an additional language (EAL), developed her professional identity during the practicum in an Australian secondary school. Drawing on activity theory, the study identified contradictions in Maria's practicum activity and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Burridge, Peter; Hooley, Neil; Neal, Greg – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Conceptualising teacher learning as being immersed in and arising from the totality of professional practice, this paper reports experiences and insights from practice-based teacher education. Initial data are drawn from two sites of seven involved in the federally funded School Centres for Teaching Excellence programme conducted in the state of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Zhang, Li; Beach, Richard; Sheng, Yue – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
As computers and the Internet are increasingly employed in language teaching and learning, preparing teachers for the impending reality of online teaching is of paramount importance. This study investigated 10 in-service teachers participating in an online role-play as part of a digital education methods course to acquire an understanding of the…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Case Studies, Persuasive Discourse, Mixed Methods Research
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Little, Jake; Anderson, Judy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
There is an acknowledged gap between the theory presented in university preparation programmes and the reality of classroom practice that has resulted in many secondary mathematics pre-service teachers failing to implement university-endorsed teaching strategies. Using responses to a questionnaire and interviews, this qualitative study examined…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Questionnaires, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Cavanagh, Michael; Prescott, Anne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This paper reports a study of three beginning secondary mathematics teachers and how their reflective practice developed during a one-year university teacher education program and concurrent professional fieldwork experience or practicum. The participants were interviewed three times during the practicum and once more in their first year of…
Descriptors: Practicums, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Reflective Teaching