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Handal, Boris; Watson, Kevin; Petocz, Peter; Maher, Margaret – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The difficulty of staffing rural and remote schools has become a global phenomenon. Educational agencies in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have addressed this issue by developing and implementing creative recruitment models. While many studies have documented reasons why teachers decide to work in rural and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Hamilton, Miriam; O'Dwyer, Anne – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The rich diversity of pupils entering Irish primary schools has risen in recent years. This prompts initial teacher education (ITE) programme designers to be increasingly aware of how to best prepare and support student teachers. Consequently, it is important that such diversity be reflected among cohorts entering ITE. This research explores…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Wolhuter, Charl – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The aim of this chapter is to discuss the parameters for a construction of a scholarly Cultural History of Education in South Africa. The historiography of South African education reflects the context (demographic and otherwise) of the country. Three clearly distinguishable paradigms are evident: a conservative Afrikaner paradigm, a liberal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes
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Hyland, Áine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The central role of teachers in ensuring the quality of education has been increasingly recognised internationally in recent decades. This paper reviews various shifts that have occurred in the initial teacher education agenda internationally during this time period. The paper reviews the radical reform that has occurred in the structure and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Learning Processes
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O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Currently the Australian university sector almost has a monopoly in the provision of courses and programmes for the initial preparation of teachers across the nation. What the future holds for the filed, however, is quite uncertain. This uncertainty, as this paper will demonstrate, is reflected in a number of trends. First, while a trend has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Government Role
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Luís, Ana R. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Professional development is widely recognised as an essential path to promoting quality teaching and learning, but 'effective' professional development is dependent on core features such as duration, relevance and active teacher participation, all of which are central to teacher-centred research (Garet et al., 2001; Sanford, 2015; Scheerens,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
This paper highlights the need for studies to be undertaken on Irish women who became 'female religious' in Roman Catholic religious communities and who taught in Australian schools up until 1922. The paper is structured in three parts. It opens by outlining the international context that gave rise to the existence of these personnel in Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Women Faculty, Religious Education
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Keane, Elaine; Heinz, Manuela; Lynch, Andrea – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Diversifying Ireland's relatively homogeneous teaching population has been a policy concern for over a decade in the context of the rapid transformation of Irish society and schooling. This paper draws on the Access to Post-primary Teaching (APT) project, funded by the Higher Education Authority, which supports the participation of those from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Working Class, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Gadusova, Zdenka; Predanocyova, Lubica – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Slovak education is currently undergoing a reform process aimed at achieving better quality in the education and learning outcomes of students. A decrease in the number of teachers, and applicants for teacher training programmes, as well as the drop in interest of the graduates to work at schools has been observed for some time. Regarding the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers, Student Development
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Cloud, Natalie – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This paper seeks to address a gap in the literature regarding lay teachers and their role and status within Catholic schools, studies have been carried out investigating this from the perspective of teaching religious and the Catholic Church but have yet to fully investigate this from the lay teachers' perspectives themselves. The period 1940-1980…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Lay Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational History
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Malcolm, Matthew R. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
In the "Asian century," Asian liberal arts education is bucking the trend of its counterpart in the US, and is on the rise. This article considers the case study of one substantial faculty of liberal arts in Indonesia, in order to contribute to our understanding of this important phenomenon. Within the broader question of what…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Christianity, Spiritual Development, Case Studies
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Ó Murchú, Finn; Conway, Paul – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
Team teaching, where two teachers teach in the same classroom at the same time, while not a new concept, is increasingly being positioned and repositioned in research and policy literatures as central in advancing a range of valued educational goals. These goals include supporting inclusive learning for all students as well as supporting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, Secondary School Teachers, Outcomes of Education
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Swanzy, Patrick; Potts, Anthony – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This study investigated the internal quality assurance strategies Ghanaian polytechnics enacted in order to improve graduate outcomes. A qualitative methodological approach via in-depth interviewing of twenty key informants and document analysis was used to establish how polytechnics in Ghana addressed problematic situations in quality assurance.…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Cheong, Grace – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This paper forms part of a doctoral study focused on the development and validation of an instrument for the self-evaluation of teaching and learning competencies for the purpose of faculty professional development. The rapid expansion of the higher education sector in Singapore has called for new approaches to university teaching that are…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Malcolm, Matthew R.; O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
Issues arising from relationships between academic departments in universities and external stakeholders are numerous and complex. The matter is illustrated in this paper by focusing on a dispute in the theology department at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, which came to a head from 2004 to 2007. The dispute itself is detailed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Departments, Theological Education
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