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Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Chai, Ching Sing; Hong, Huang-Yao; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study investigates 201 Singaporean teachers' perceptions of their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK), lesson design practices, and design dispositions through a survey instrument. Investigation of these constructs reveal important variables influencing teachers' perceptions of TPACK which have not yet been explored. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Shann, Steve; Bauer, Michele; Cunneen, Rachel; Troy, Jaki; Van Blerk, Courtney – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
There is a growing concern about the struggles of early career teachers and an understandable questioning of the preparation being offered by teacher education courses. Are our preservice teachers being given workable strategies and techniques to allow them to survive the early years? Is it strategies and techniques that are primarily at issue…
Descriptors: Standards, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Well Being
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Breault, Rick – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This paper reports on the results of a study in which the discourse within 75 professional development school (PDS)-related publications was examined to determine where the power, influence, and representation lies in PDS partnerships, as indicated by how those partnerships are described in writing. The results found that while university faculty…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation
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Shann, Steve; Germantse, Hannah; Pittard, Libby; Cunneen, Rachel – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Margaret Somerville has suggested that a new methodology of postmodern emergence might allow researchers to disrupt the taken-for-granted and provide fresh insight into familiar problems. One such familiar problem is the doubt and disillusion many early-career teachers experience, both during their teacher education and in their first years.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Postmodernism, Secondary School Teachers
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Säfström, Carl Anders – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
In this text, which was originally delivered as a speech, I discuss the massive critique of teachers in the public discourse on education in Sweden over the last decade. I speak in defence of teachers, and since I am a teacher I speak in defence of myself. The critique of teachers, schooling, and teacher education has been so overbearing that a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Attitudes, Public Speaking
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Huang, Da-Fu; Singh, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The investigation reported here provides a basis for considering the role of corrective and transformative critiques in producing knowledge through testing teaching for reframing teacher education in response to, and as an expression of, the globalisation of English. This knowledge-producing approach to critique begins with a literature review of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Schostak, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The paper explores pedagogies of surveillance and counter pedagogies of radical democracy and co-operative practice and their implications for continuing professional development (CPD). Teachers have had to respond to an increasing naturalisation of surveillance in schools. However, this naturalisation can be countered by drawing upon the emergent…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Practices, Teacher Education, Democratic Values
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Ha, Phan Le – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
"Learner-centred" and "teacher as facilitator," among the most influential concepts (re)shaping education over the past decades, are often represented as bringing democratic participation, equality, and empowerment to learners and helping transform and liberate societies. At the same time, these concepts are constructed in…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Role, Facilitators (Individuals), English (Second Language)
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Orlando, Joanne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The work of philosopher Jacques Rancière is used conceptually and methodologically to frame an exploration of the driving interests in educational technology policy and the sanctioning of particular discursive constructions of pedagogy that result. In line with Rancière's thinking, the starting point for this analysis is that of equality--that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Teachers, Equal Education
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Qi, Jing – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This paper offers a conceptual basis for refashioning the formulation of critical teacher education. It argues that current critical teacher education is uncritically constructed upon key theoretical departures from critical theories. Drawing on Boltanski's critique of critical theories, the paper examines the ways these theoretical departures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Critical Theory, Knowledge Level
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Chan, Cheri; Clarke, Matthew – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This article reports on how teacher educators from a university, acting as facilitators, supported teachers in conducting a school-based action research project as a practice of professional development in the context of reform in language assessment in Hong Kong. In particular, the article problematises how the facilitators and teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Educators, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Yeung, Alexander S.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Kaur, Gurvinder – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
One's self-concept and value perceptions can significantly influence one's behaviours and beliefs. Australian teachers from urban and rural areas of the state of New South Wales were asked to respond to survey items on two predictors (teacher self-concept, valuing of learning) and three outcomes. Confirmatory factor analysis established the five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept
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Forlin, Chris; Loreman, Tim; Sharma, Umesh – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This study examines changes in attitudes, teaching efficacy, and concerns about inclusive education in a sample of 2361 teachers in Hong Kong who took a professional learning course about inclusive education. Participants completed a questionnaire seeking demographic information and their perceptions about these three aspects of inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Faculty Development, Attitude Change
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Kraska, Jake; Boyle, Christopher – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Teachers' attitudes towards inclusion are important as they have the primary responsibility of implementing inclusive education. Attitudes at the beginning of teaching careers are likely to predict future attitudes. Some studies show a drop in attitudes after leaving university education. Using the Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusion (Amended)…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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Rayner, Christopher; Fluck, Andrew – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The shift towards the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular schools has meant that general classroom teachers need to be skilled in educating students with a diverse range of needs and abilities. Together with theoretical study and as a supplement to practical experience, teacher educators have begun to explore virtual and simulated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Inclusion
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