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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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Bone, Kate; Bone, Jane; Grieshaber, Sue; Quinones, Gloria – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study explored how students (pre-service teachers) benefit from the support of having a peer with them during their first professional experience in preschool contexts, utilising a PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) approach. International students at a large Australian University were interviewed as part of this qualitative study. We found that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Students
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Loo, Daron Benjamin; Maidom, Ritha; Kitjaroonchai, Nakhon – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study examined borderland discourse emergent from the practicum experiences of non-native English speaking pre-service teachers (PSTs) in a Thai primary school. Borderland discourse is defined as a space where personal and professional constructs intersect, which is often in a state of dissonance. Over a ten-week practicum period, the PSTs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fitzmaurice, Olivia; O'Meara, Niamh; Johnson, Patrick; Lacey, Sean – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper reports on an exploratory study designed to determine and enhance the conceptual understanding of a group of pre-service mathematics teachers at one Irish university utilizing an established framework for understanding mathematics. 23 students on a one year Professional Diploma in Mathematics Education participated in the study, which…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Ro, Jina – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study investigated four novice secondary teachers' experience and perceptions of teacher education in relation to their current work experience in a high-stakes testing context. The novice teachers commonly indicated that their preparation, which had focused on content expertise, turned out to have little significance in schools, as they…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Lee, Mi Yeon – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The purpose of the study was to investigate how Lesson Study influences pre-service teachers' learning to professionally notice students' mathematical thinking. The initial and last video-recorded discussions were analysed using a qualitative method. Findings suggest that Lesson Study can be useful means to improve pre-service teachers' noticing…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Thinking Skills
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Debreli, Emre – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study reports on shadowing's potential as an observational and preparatory tool for learning, drawing on data obtained from a group of EFL student teachers who undertook a practicum. EFL student teachers' perceptions of the shadowing technique and how shadowing contributes to practical knowledge, are focused on. Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Job Shadowing, English (Second Language), Student Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Betlem, Elisabeth; Clary, Deidre; Jones, Marguerite – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Governments worldwide have invested in teaching standards and performance benchmarks to improve teacher preparation and teacher quality that impacts student achievement. As a means of addressing these imperatives, the Australian government has recently encouraged formal partnerships between tertiary providers, schools and education systems in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Faculty Development, College School Cooperation
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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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Xu, Yueting; Harfitt, Gary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
While assessment for learning (AfL) has been widely used in college English classrooms in China where teachers usually teach large classes, how AfL is implemented in the large-class higher education (HE) context is relatively underexplored. To address this gap, this study explores some of the challenges presented by large classes and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Coping
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Pale, Maryanne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This article offers a new model, the Ako Conceptual Framework (ACF), as a theoretical proposition to add to the critical discourse and development of culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies within the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. By drawing on the socio-cultural theory and the concept of Zone of Proximal Development, the ACF…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Epistemology
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Trent, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher attrition is a perennial problem in many countries around the globe. With attrition especially pronounced amongst early career teachers, efforts to retain and sustain these teachers have highlighted the importance of effective mentoring and support programs within schools. However, less is known about the perceptions and experiences of…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, College Graduates, Teacher Education Programs, Career Change
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Singh, Parlo; Heimans, Stephen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Parlo Singh is a leading contemporary sociologist of education and world-renowned "Bernstein" scholar. In this interview with Stephen Heimans, Parlo discusses important aspects of her teaching and research journey. She highlights the interconnections between these and discusses her relationship with Basil Bernstein's oeuvre and the work…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Scholarship
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