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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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Sharplin, Elaine; Peden, Sanna; Marais, Ida – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study explores the development, description, and illustration of inherent requirement (IR) statements to make explicit the requirements for performance on an initial teacher education (ITE) practicum. Through consultative group processes with stakeholders involved in ITE, seven IR domains were identified. From interviews with academics,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Standards, Required Courses
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Ell, Fiona; Haigh, Mavis – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Assessing whether or not a teacher candidate is ready to take their own class is a high-stakes decision that requires consideration of multiple, often competing, sources of information. Three research instruments were designed to explore how mentors judge readiness to teach during final practicum placements. This article describes the three…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Readiness