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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
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Power, Anne; Bennett, Dawn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The experience of place in arts-based service learning (ABSL) is personal. It can be difficult to define and challenging to share and build upon. This paper, reporting from a national ABSL project involving three Australian universities, is concerned with experiences of place in forming professional teacher identity. Using a narrative methodology…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Place Based Education, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Han, Chunyan; Wu, Zongjie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The legitimate forms of knowledge recognised for language teachers in Chinese universities are differentiated by strong academic boundaries, subject only to disciplinary authority and fashion. Classroom practice on the whole tends not to be informed by research. For many language teachers, a disconnect exists between the academic discipline in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Professional Identity
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Hadley, Fay; Andrews, Rebecca – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Students who enrol in a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, with a Diploma in Children's Services attained from a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institution or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) often experience challenges in their first professional experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Shortage, Bachelors Degrees
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Price, Deborah; McCallum, Faye – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The complex and ever-changing nature of teachers' work challenges their well-being. Teacher well-being and "fitness" includes versatility, mental strength, and commitment to promote effective teaching and learning. In framing this notion, we seek to understand the ecological influences impacting on teacher well-being and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Teacher Characteristics, Psychological Patterns, Mental Health
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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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Lambert, David; Biddulph, Mary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
There is widespread system response to the perceived needs of education for twenty-first century, where learning-to-learn is privileged and schools are organised to prepare young people for work. One casualty of such skills-led teaching is deep thinking about curriculum questions and the knowledge contents of teaching in relation to the needs,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design, Intellectual Disciplines, Teacher Education
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Kennedy, Aileen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Enhancing teacher learning is acknowledged globally as a key route to improving student outcomes, thereby contributing to nation states' economic competitiveness. This globally accepted policy "hypernarrative" is driving reform of teacher education policy internationally. This article seeks to analyse some key features of contemporary…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Professional Education, Educational Objectives
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Kerin, Marita; Murphy, Colette – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study describes and analyses how coteaching affected undergraduate music education preservice teachers (PSTs). During an 8-week school placement, coteaching was used as a means of creating a reciprocal professional learning arrangement involving PSTs and primary school teachers. The theoretical framework draws on the Russian concept of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Music Education, Undergraduate Students
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Lang, Catherine; Neal, Deborah; Karvouni, Maria; Chandler, Debbie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
We present a sustainable and innovative model for pre-service teacher paired professional placements called the Teaching School model. The Teaching School model was piloted initially in partnership with a Metropolitan University and a P-12 College located in Melbourne's northern suburbs in 2013. It was expanded in 2014 to capitalise on an existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development Schools, Preservice Teachers, Partnerships in Education
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Im, Sungmin; Martin, Sonya N. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper presents findings from a study conducted in an urban elementary school in the United States with an English language learner (ELL) student and two teachers engaged in collaborative teaching in an inclusion science classroom. This study examines the efficacy of utilising cogenerative dialogues between an ELL student and his science…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Science Instruction, Urban Schools, English Language Learners
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Cengiz, Cevdet – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this intervention has been to improve pre-service physical education teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK or TPACK), Technology Integrated Self-Efficacy (TISE), and Instructional Technology Outcome Expectations (ITOE). A pre-/post-test design without a control group was used in the study. Participants were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Lu, Yolanda; Curwood, Jen Scott – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
A substantial body of research indicates that a teacher's identity is an essential aspect of their professional practice. As this body of research grows, researchers have increasingly sought to investigate the nature of pre-service teacher identities. This paper reports on a study that examined identities in the context of a pre-service cohort's…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication, Self Concept
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Sancar Tokmak, Hatice – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This qualitative case study aimed to investigate Early Childhood Education (ECE) pre-service teachers' perception of development in their technological, pedagogical, content knowledge (TPACK) after designing educational computer games for young children. Participants included 21 ECE pre-service teachers enrolled in the course Instructional…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers
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Chee, Yam San; Mehrotra, Swati; Ong, Jing Chuan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
A dominant discourse on "scaling-up" small-scale innovations based on a limited number of successful classroom trials pervades the educational literature. We view this discourse as insensitive to the professional work of teachers and the human side of school change. Our research investigated how teacher professional development could be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Social Studies, Governance
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