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Wyatt-Smith, Claire, Ed.; Adie, Lenore, Ed. – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
This is the foundational book for the new series, Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability. The book canvasses research, practice and policy perspectives in teacher education across diverse geographic, social and political contexts. It explores the lifespan of teacher development from initial preparation through to graduate…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Faculty Development, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study
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Smith, Kari – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
Norwegian teacher education has been subject to numerous reforms in the last decade; the most recent one, requiring all teacher education programs to be at a master level, took effect from August 2017. The initiatives are policy initiated and heavily influenced by international trends characterized by an increasing demand for accountability. At…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology)
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Mak, Barley; Keung, Chrysa; Cheung, Alan – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
This chapter critically reviews the official document "Kindergarten Education Curriculum Guide" (2017) in Hong Kong by using the concept of five curriculum orientations as an analytical tool. The five curriculum orientations are academic; cognitive process; social reconstruction; humanistic; and technological. The analysis covers the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Curriculum, Academic Education
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Hipkins, Rosemary; MacDonald, Jo; Whatman, Jenny – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
This chapter addresses challenges of educating beginning teachers to respond to 'twenty-first century' learning imperatives. These include rethinking purposes for learning in response to the addition of new curriculum elements such as competencies or capabilities; using a wider range of pedagogies that respond more appropriately to diversity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Mentors
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Wyatt-Smith, Claire; Adie, Lenore – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
Socio-economic and political changes as well as rapid technological advances are constant features of the present era. While many classrooms still appear more suited to models of learning and teaching practices adopted in the last century, there are loud calls for educational and assessment reform. [For the complete volume, "Innovation and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education, Educational Assessment, Teaching Methods
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DeLuca, Christopher; Coombs, Andrew; Sherman, Ann – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
In this chapter, we examine the influence of teacher educators on teacher candidates' learning and beliefs in educational assessment. Specifically, we aim to consider how teacher educators shape teacher candidates' readiness for classroom assessment and how they might be mediating teacher candidates' classroom experiences. Despite their potential…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Assessment Literacy, Teacher Educators, Teacher Influence
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Alexander, Colette – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
Contemporary reform of initial teacher education (ITE) across international contexts has sharpened political agendas on issues of quality and impact. Essentially, the quality and impact of ITE is increasingly being bound up with notions of evidence of graduate performance in relation to professional standards and evidence of the impact of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Career Readiness, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Bridges, Susan Margaret; Andrews, Stephen; Tsui, Amy Bik May; Kwai-kuen, Carol Chan; Wang, Dan; Kwan, Tammy Yim Lin; Lam, Joseph Wai Ip; Harfitt, Gary James; Chan, Cheri; Law, Wing-Wah; Cheng, Maurice Man Wai; Yeung, Pui-sze; Cheung, Wai Ming; Wang, Rhoda Kuan Yun – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
Discussions of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs have indicated prevailing concerns regarding the linking of theory and practice with ongoing student criticisms that the theoretical, academic content of their degrees was the least helpful in preparing them for classroom teaching (Ure 2009). While competency-based movements underscored by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Design, Graduate Study
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Care, Esther; Kim, Helyn – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
This chapter includes the evidence of a shift in education towards an endorsement of the value of the acquisition of generalisable skills by students in their formal years of education. The skills of interest are often referred to as twenty-first century skills. The central question raised in this chapter concerns how education systems need to…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Innovation, 21st Century Skills, Skill Development
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Kostogriz, Alex – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
This chapter discusses how beginning teachers perceive their preparedness for work, drawing on findings from the Studying the Effectiveness of Teacher Education (SETE) project (Mayer et al. 2017). The goal of this large-scale, longitudinal project was to explore graduate teachers' experiences in Australia in order to understand their perceptions…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Career Readiness
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Nuttall, Joce – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
Policy reforms in initial teacher education in Australia have typically omitted the early childhood sector. This chapter adopts a cultural-historical perspective to explain this persistent neglect. Obvious explanations, such as the location of early childhood education outside the compulsory education sector, are noted. It then argues that recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Early Childhood Education
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Cumming, Joy; Tones, Megan; Day, Chantelle; Heck, Elizabeth – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
This chapter examines the extent to which teacher education reforms identify preparation of teachers to engage with the diversity of students encountered in classrooms as a significant concern. The philosophical stance we take is a human rights equity perspective, where all students have the right to a quality education, endorsed through…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Inclusion, Civil Rights
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Du Plessis, Anna E. – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
The current global focus on quality teacher preparation and expectations for profession-ready pre-service teachers when entering the workforce turns attention to their first assignments. Complex employment conditions affect new teachers' preparedness and confidence. The challenge for education leaders who seek to improve the quality of initial…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Quality, Career Readiness, Coping
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Adie, Lenore; Wyatt-Smith, Claire – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
The most recent review of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Australia titled Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers (Craven et al. 2014) heralded the introduction of Teacher Performance Assessments (TPAs) as summative assessments of graduate profession 'readiness'. The conceptualization, research-informed design and implementation of authentic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Performance Based Assessment, Preservice Teachers
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Kanjee, Anil – Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability, 2018
Developing programs that adequately prepare teachers to address the key challenges of quality and equity in schools remain an ongoing challenge in the new, democratic South Africa. This chapter reviews the changes effected in the Professional Studies theory and teaching practicum component to enhance student teachers' knowledge and skills for…
Descriptors: Practicums, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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