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Gunn, Alexandra C.; Berg, David; Hill, Mary F.; Haigh, Mavis – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2015
An examination of recruitment materials and interviews with personnel involved in the employment of teacher educators to positions in university-based New Zealand initial teacher education (ITE) courses reveals three constructions of teacher educator as academic worker: the professional expert, the dually qualified, and the traditional academic.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Interviews, Teacher Recruitment
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Zeichner, Ken – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
This paper discusses changes over the last 40¬†years in teacher education in the USA that have resulted in two very different strategies for improving the preparation of teachers and in substantial inequities in the distribution of the teaching force. The strengths and limitations of promoting greater deregulation and privatisation versus investing…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Philanthropic Foundations
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Suzuki, Shin'ichi – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
In this paper, I will discuss how to enhance Japanese teacher education. After sketching teacher education from the mid-1940s to the 1960s, I sum up the main topics people discussed through each decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s. Illustrating some of the current topics of teacher education in the first decade of the new century, I discuss what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Schools of Education
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Gray, Donald; Weir, Douglas – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
This paper traces the key periods, players and events which have contributed to the shaping of the current landscape of teacher education in Scotland. Starting with the Wheatley Report and the formation of the General Teaching Council (Scotland) in the 1960s through to the most recent Donaldson Review of Teacher Education, we examine ebb and flow…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Graduate Study
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Bai, Barry – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
Writing is a complex skill that requires effective teaching practices in the classroom. One of the challenges English teachers in the English as a second language (L2) context face is the lack of teacher experience in teaching English writing. This brief paper reports on a small-scale study on helping Hong Kong in-service primary school teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Educational Environment, English (Second Language)
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Conroy, James; Hulme, Moira; Menter, Ian – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2013
This paper reports on the introduction of a "clinical model" of teacher education at the University of Glasgow in 2011. The account is set against the backdrop of a review of major contemporary developments in teacher education. The common focus in this work is on such themes as the key function of the practicum, on "teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Models, Practicums
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Stevens, David – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
The paper presents a radical critique of the competence-driven initial teacher education (ITE) paradigm, focusing on the official standards for qualified teacher status in England and Wales, the legal basis for teacher education courses, and specifically the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Broadly, the developing perspective here is…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Critical Theory, Education Courses, Foreign Countries
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Sewell, Keira; Cain, Tim; Woodgate-Jones, Alex; Srokosz, Anne – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2009
In 2001, Maguire published the findings from a survey of the perceptions and experiences of secondary school trainee teachers of adult-adult bullying. The current paper reports on a study which aimed to compare the incidence and nature of bullying of postgraduate trainees in another English teacher training institution with the experiences of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Comparative Analysis, Graduate Study
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Moran, Anne – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2008
Access to initial teacher education (ITE) across the United Kingdom continues to be significantly determined by selective entry requirements, based on prior academic qualifications. While a number of alternative routes to teacher education exist, several barriers to participation in higher education, including teacher education, still exist.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Admission Criteria
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Mead, Nick – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2007
Employment routes into teaching, such as the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP), are making an increasingly significant contribution to teacher training, but does such training provide opportunities for education in professional values? In the light of Ofsted reports which suggest that GTP trainees often bring particularly well-developed…
Descriptors: Values Education, Trainees, Teacher Educators, Classroom Techniques
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Marbach-Ad, Gili; Arviv-Elyashiv, Rinat – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2004
This article describes a course in the Department of Science Education, Tel Aviv University, that was designed to teach MA students how to prepare a research assignment in science education. Our students are in-service teachers, graduates in one of the science domains. In general, most of them lack experience in planning and writing research…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction, Foreign Countries, Course Descriptions