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Essien, Anthony A. – Perspectives in Education, 2010
This paper reports on an investigation into what teacher educators consider to be best practices in how to prepare pre-service teachers to effectively deal with the challenges of teaching Mathematics in multilingual contexts, and how what teacher educators consider as best practices inform their own classroom practice. Twelve teacher educators…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Samuel, Michael – Perspectives in Education, 2008
The rise of fundamentalism in the sphere of teacher education points to a swing back towards teachers as service workers for State agendas. Increasingly, teachers are expected to account for the outcomes of their practices. This article traces the trajectory of trends in teacher education over the past five decades arguing that this "new…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Education, Educational Trends, Teaching (Occupation)
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Vithal, Renuka – Perspectives in Education, 2008
Whereas there has been considerable advancement in the last few decades with regard to theories and practices in mathematics education from a critical perspective, very little is known about what it means to prepare teachers for such approaches. In this article I undertake a retrospective, reflexive analysis of my praxis as a teacher educator over…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Sibaya, Duduzile; Sibaya, Patrick – Perspectives in Education, 2008
The introduction of the new teacher education model that includes competences and educator roles has marked a major change in teacher preparation programmes. The purpose of this study was to ascertain how novice educators perceive the new teacher education programme, that is, to find out whether novice educators perceive the teacher education…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Models, Standards, Beginning Teachers
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Ludhra, Geeta – Perspectives in Education, 2008
This research explores beginning teachers' perceptions of creative practice and investigates the complexities of developing creative processes within Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and the primary classroom (pupils aged 5-11 years of age). The term "beginning teachers" refers to trainees within the first few months of their teacher training…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Creativity, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Jones, Deborah – Perspectives in Education, 2008
This article presents research undertaken among male teachers and it explores their perceptions and experiences of working in early years contexts. It examines prevalent, contrary discourses and their impact on the construction of male teachers' identities. Public discourses in relation to male teachers reveal contradictions and ambiguities…
Descriptors: Males, Teachers, Self Concept, Early Childhood Education
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Chope, Robert; Johnson, Roberta Ann – Perspectives in Education, 2008
This article reviews some of the reasons for the turbulence in the recently globalised economy. The article provides a backdrop and advocacy for counselors assisting their clients in the development of a well articulated career identity. The purpose of the article is to provide educators, school counselors, and career counselors with the tools for…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Economics, Career Counseling, Career Planning
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Christiansen, Iben – Perspectives in Education, 2008
The Advanced Certificate of Education (ACE) specialisation in mathematics (for the FET) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal includes a module on professional practice in mathematics education. As part of this module students complete an action research project on their own teaching. This article describes both the progression of one action research…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Action Research, Student Research, Teacher Education
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Ineson, Gwen – Perspectives in Education, 2008
The mathematics curriculum in the United Kingdom (UK) has undergone radical changes, placing a particular focus on mental computation. Pupils are not taught written methods of computation until they are able to add and subtract any pair of two digit numbers mentally. Teacher education programmes in the UK have required adaptation to reflect these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Mental Computation
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Green, Andrew – Perspectives in Education, 2008
This short discussion article outlines a range of theoretical issues underpinning the formation of subject knowledge for teaching. It suggests a number of practical needs that secondary school teachers of English may be seeking to address in the way of subject knowledge development and how this may relate to the provision made within the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Professional Continuing Education
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Sefhedi, Sheila; Montsi, Mercy; Mpofu, Elias – Perspectives in Education, 2008
This exploratory study describes the provision of HIV & AIDS counselling services in Botswana junior secondary schools as perceived by teachers. A total of 45 teachers (age range = 20-55; teaching experience range = 0-21 years) from three schools participated. The participants completed a questionnaire on the types of HIV & AIDS-related…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Information Technology
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Nduna, Bruce – Perspectives in Education, 2008
This article uses a hybrid of ethnography and discourse analysis combined with an aspect of contemporary narrative inquiry to make sense of a veteran teacher's story. Interview and free discussion data were collated to capture the turning points in the teacher's history. These turning points are discussed, using the analytical categories of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, Educational Environment, Personal Narratives
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Green, Andrew – Perspectives in Education, 2008
This article considers interview and questionnaire data collected in a large-scale study of students of English making the transition between sixth form and university and their teachers at both post-16 and university levels. Drawing on philosophical perspectives derived from Pierre Bourdieu, it discusses a set of issues surrounding curricular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship
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Blandford, Sonia – Perspectives in Education, 2008
In June 2003 one hundred and eighty-six graduates from the United Kingdom (UK) Russell Group universities joined the Teach First (TF) programme which was to have a significant impact on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England, Europe and across the globe. This article describes the origins of the programme, provides a summary of evaluations and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Van Wyk, Retha – Perspectives in Education, 2005
A neglected aspect in reading instruction is the teaching of reading comprehension and constructing meaning from text. Cognitive field theory emphasises that children construct meaning and develop rules at a subconscious level when they learn a language (Samson, Rasinski & Samson, 2003, 7). The emphasis here is on the processes that we go through,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies