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Carlyon, Tracey – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article reports on the results of a study which explored teachers transitioning from one year level to another in primary schools in New Zealand, and in particular the impact of this transition on teachers' professional identity. While this transition could be considered to be a commonplace occurrence in schools, the lack of literature…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Yang, Shih-hsien – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Due to its complex nature and inherent unobservable features, teacher change within a specific context has rarely been investigated despite its importance as an issue in teacher professional development. To meet this challenge, the present study explored how teacher change was nurtured with the support of a web-based writing platform featuring…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mercieca, Bernadette; Kelly, Nick – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper describes the support that Australian early career teachers are accessing through private groups within social media. It presents findings from 22 interviews with teachers who indicated that Facebook was a source of support. Participants describe using private online groups for: (a) support during casual employment; (b) accessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Social Media, Teacher Collaboration
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Martin, Tess; Thomson, Ian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study of I-Kiribati secondary school teachers used a project-based approach to investigate the notions of school-based and collaborative learning as a suitable model for in-service teacher continuous professional development (CPD). The design and methodology adopted by the study framed the argument that since collaborative behavior is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning
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Allen, William; Hyde, Mervyn; Whannel, Robert; O'Neill, Maureen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Regional and national interest in reforming teaching in Indonesia has seen governments, NGOs and education specialists combine to drive pedagogical changes among school teachers there. Results of these programs have been indifferent at best. This paper reports on teacher reform programs in Provinsi Papua, one of the most marginal societies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Sharma, Bibhya; Lauano, Faatamali'i Jenny; Narayan, Swasti; Anzeg, Afshana; Kumar, Bijeta; Raj, Jai – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The paper heralds a new pedagogical model known as the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme as a platform to upgrade the qualifications of secondary school science teachers throughout the Pacific region. Based on a tripartite partnership between a higher education provider, a regional government and a cohort of science teachers, the model offers…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Acceleration (Education)
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Young, Amy; Cavanagh, Michael; Moloney, Robyn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper explores one implementation of an extended, structured, collaborative professional experience program. Its context is a new partnership between a university and a professional experience school. The program draws on elements of Instructional Rounds and Lesson Study, framed around a learning community model of professional experience for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kelly, Nick; Sim, Cheryl; Ireland, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper presents evidence from a nationally representative sample of early career teachers about those likely to miss out on formal support, and the employment conditions associated with this absence of support. It uses survey data from the Staff in Australia's Schools Survey. Consistent with existing research, our results suggest a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
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Ding, Ai-Chu; Wang, Hsiou-huai – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Learning to teach is a complex process that hinges on teacher candidates' personal experiences, values, beliefs and characteristics, as well as the contexts they are exposed to. Student teaching as a transitional period may create dilemmas for teacher candidates, who are new to the profession and still learning about what it means to be a teacher.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Student Teaching, Foreign Countries
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Ollerhead, Sue – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
In Australia all initial teacher education (ITE) programmes are required to address the needs of students learning in and through English as an additional language (EAL) as a national priority area, including "effective teaching and learning strategies for teaching second language learners in the context of the mainstream classroom and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Watters, James J.; Diezmann, Carmel M.; Dao, Loan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper reports on the novel use of classroom videos by 71 pre-service teachers enrolled in a one-year graduate diploma pre-service teacher education program across three Australian universities. The classroom videos were of an experienced teacher delivering a Year-6 mathematics lesson. Students observed, discussed and debated practices that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Video Technology, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques
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Carey, Michael; Grainger, Peter; Christie, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Data driven pedagogy has been introduced into Australian schools over the last decade to improve student learning outcomes, but are teacher educators preparing preservice teachers to be data literate? We used a survey to investigate ready-to-graduate preservice teachers' beliefs regarding their knowledge and skills in data literacy. Before…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Information Literacy
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Sahin-Taskin, Cigdem – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
A constructivist approach has been adopted in Turkey as a result of the primary curriculum that was implemented in the 2005-2006 academic year. This approach, which emphasizes students' activeness in the learning process and the importance of alternative assessment approaches, is changing perceptions of learning. It has therefore become necessary…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Self Efficacy, Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Daniel, Leah – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Teacher educators need to better understand how pre-service teachers make decisions that lead them to enact particular content knowledge in their lessons. Lesson observations can be used to examine the content knowledge manifesting in teaching actions and stimulated recall interviews can offer insights into teaching decisions. However,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Christiansen, Iben; Bertram, Carol; Mukeredzi, Tabitha – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Within teacher education, there is ongoing debate about the nature and extent of the propositional and conceptual knowledge that teachers need. In this paper we interrogate the learning tasks detailed in six learning modules offered in a formal qualification for South African Foundation Phase (grade R-3) teachers. Our purpose is to analyse to what…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Student Teachers, Informal Education, Elementary School Teachers
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