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Frith, Uta – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
The brain has evolved to educate and to be educated, often instinctively and effortlessly. The brain is the machine that allows all forms of learning to take place--from baby squirrels learning how to crack nuts, birds learning to fly, children learning to ride a bike and memorising times-tables to adults learning a new language or mastering how…
Descriptors: Brain, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Neuropsychology
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Yinger, Robert J. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
This paper discusses the ways in which the decline in trust of professionals and public institutions may impact public schools of the future, as they are increasingly seen as government utilities providing educational services. To counter this situation, scholars and citizen activists are experimenting with institutional reform strategies using…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Trust (Psychology), Government Role, Educational Change
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Lopez-Real, Francis; Kwan, Tammy – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
During 2001-2002 the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong undertook a large-scale evaluation of the school-university partnership scheme. As part of this study, all mentors were asked how, if at all, the mentoring process had enhanced their own professional development. An open-response questionnaire was administered with a…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Edwards, Felix – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
In an attempt to reach the targets set out at the Jomtien World Conference of Education for All, the government of Malawi introduced free primary education, increasing the pupil to teacher ratio significantly. In order to counter this, two teacher education initiatives using distance education methods were devised to increase the numbers of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Primary Education
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le Roux, Cheryl; Ferreira, Johanna G. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
This article reports on In-Service Education and Training (INSET) workshops offered in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces in the field of environmental education. The purpose of these workshops is to assist practising teachers to enhance their teaching skills, to infuse environmental education in their teaching and to participate in solving…
Descriptors: Workshops, Teaching Skills, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Bathmaker, Ann-Marie; Avis, James – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
Further education colleges in England offer a wide range of post-school education and training provision. Recently they have undergone major transformations that have resulted in considerable changes to the work of those teaching in them. In this paper we examine how cultures of learning and teaching in colleges are affected and how the nature of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Trainees, Professional Development
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Garcia, Alejandra; Flores, Fernando; Gallegos, Leticia – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
The educational system in Mexico has undergone important changes in recent decades. One of the most important took place in 1993, when the compulsory character of secondary school (ages 12-15) was established. National In-service Courses (NICs) were established as a way to bring curricular changes proposed in the reform near to the teachers. The…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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McNally, Jim; I'Anson, John; Whewell, Claire; Wilson, Gary – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
Despite a considerable body of literature devoted to the "behaviour management" of pupils, there is little that actually considers the experience of beginning teachers in learning to cope with that behaviour. Here we consider the experience of student teachers and illustrate their attempts to form deeper understanding, connections between theory…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Beginning Teachers, Students, Student Teachers
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Kovacic, Gordana – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
The aim of the present study was to investigate knowledge about the voice and voice care in teacher-training students. A voice care questionnaire was administered to teacher-training students (N = 184) and students of other professions (N = 143). Discriminant analysis demonstrated that the teacher-training students' knowledge was significantly…
Descriptors: Discriminant Analysis, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Voice Disorders
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Caires, Susana; Almeida, Leandro S. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
This paper describes the main gains resulting from student teachers' first contact with the teaching profession. The Inventory of Experiences and Perceptions at Teaching Practice (IEPTP) was used to assess the range of experiences of a sample of 224 student teachers on five dimensions of teaching practice: (1) learning and professional…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Methods, Student Teachers, Professional Development
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Smethem, Lindsey; Adey, Ken – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
This article compares the experiences of small groups of newly qualified teachers before and after the introduction of statutory induction in England in 1999. It examines how far some of the beneficial outcomes of a structured induction programme advocated by Glickman and Bay (1990) have been evidenced by the experiences of the post-induction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Professional Autonomy, Logical Thinking
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Arreman, Inger Erixon – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
This article explores discourses of research in the "academisation" of Swedish teacher education. It takes as its theoretical framework Foucauldian concepts of power and knowledge to analyse the moves to incorporate teacher education in the university. The study draws on a case study of teacher education in Sweden which used documentary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lai, Kwok-chan; Chan, Kwok-wai; Ko, Kwok-wai; So, Kwok-sang – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
This study examined the views of teaching as a career choice held by Hong Kong students in their final year of upper secondary school (Secondary Seven). Significant differences were found between students' interest in teaching and demographic characteristics such as gender, religious beliefs, household income and parents' education levels, as well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Income, Career Choice
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Westcott, Emma – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
There is strong evidence of the correlation between educational under-achievement and social exclusion. Those who do not participate in or benefit from education are more likely to experience early parenthood, homelessness, poor health, involvement with the youth and adult justice systems, poverty and unemployment. In this paper, the author…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries
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Petrie, Pat – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
In this paper, the author addresses the question of what kind of education services will be necessary in the year 2020, with a particular focus on childcare, including aspects of child and family welfare provision that relate to education. The analysis underlying this summary is reported fully in Moss et al. (1999), Moss and Petrie (2002), Cohen…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Role of Education
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