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Arnold, Julie; Edwards, Tony – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
This paper explores ways in which Teacher Education can be implemented in higher education through a consideration of "site-based" teacher education and its role in strengthening the practice-theory notion of teacher education (Strategic Education Research Program, National Research Council 1999). Many innovative educational approaches are…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Higher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Hudson, Suzanne; Millwater, Jan – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Attracting and retaining quality teachers to rural and remote areas has been a challenge over the last decade. Many preservice teachers are reluctant to experience a rural and remote practicum and may not consider applying to teach in such areas when they graduate. Education departments and universities need to explore innovative ways that will…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Schools of Education, Teaching Experience, Rural Education
Johnson, Richard – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Interculturalism is a major theme that needs to inform the teaching and learning of all subjects in teacher education courses. Moreover, the practicum is an area where there needs to be more attention given to developing the attributes of an intercultural teacher. In 2008 I took a group of thirteen teacher education students on a three-week…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Research Assistants, Practicums, Education Courses
Lewis, Felicity-ann – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
This article is derived from a larger study of the Family Learning Network (FLN) which evaluated the effectiveness of school and community agency partnerships in enhancing student engagement. In particular it describes how photo elicitation methodology was used with 8 year old primary school children in three schools to discuss their views of the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Focus Groups, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness
McCluskey, Kerryn – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Australia is a multicultural country. In the ten years to November 2007, there were 647,000 migrants who entered Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008). Of these migrants 76% were born in countries other than those identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS, 2008) as main English speaking countries (the United Kingdom, The…
Descriptors: Evidence, Communities of Practice, Teaching (Occupation), Speech Communication
Laws, Kevin; Harbon, Lesley; Nguyen, Nam; Trinh, Lap – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
This paper presents the results of a collaborative project between the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia, and the School of Education at Can Tho University, Vietnam. The project aimed to develop a model for the professional development of teacher educators in the context of educational innovations in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Active Learning, Foreign Countries