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Thompson, Gene; Woodman, Karen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study explored the foreign language teaching efficacy beliefs of Japanese high school English teachers. The study provides a teacher efficacy scale designed for the Japanese context, which could also be used or adapted for similar contexts in the wider East Asian area. Data were drawn from an online survey of 141 participants. Exploratory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers
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Xu, Yueting; Harfitt, Gary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
While assessment for learning (AfL) has been widely used in college English classrooms in China where teachers usually teach large classes, how AfL is implemented in the large-class higher education (HE) context is relatively underexplored. To address this gap, this study explores some of the challenges presented by large classes and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Coping
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Trent, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher attrition is a perennial problem in many countries around the globe. With attrition especially pronounced amongst early career teachers, efforts to retain and sustain these teachers have highlighted the importance of effective mentoring and support programs within schools. However, less is known about the perceptions and experiences of…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, College Graduates, Teacher Education Programs, Career Change
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Loo, Daron Benjamin; Maidom, Ritha; Kitjaroonchai, Nakhon – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study examined borderland discourse emergent from the practicum experiences of non-native English speaking pre-service teachers (PSTs) in a Thai primary school. Borderland discourse is defined as a space where personal and professional constructs intersect, which is often in a state of dissonance. Over a ten-week practicum period, the PSTs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Debreli, Emre – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study reports on shadowing's potential as an observational and preparatory tool for learning, drawing on data obtained from a group of EFL student teachers who undertook a practicum. EFL student teachers' perceptions of the shadowing technique and how shadowing contributes to practical knowledge, are focused on. Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Job Shadowing, English (Second Language), Student Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Yang, Shih-hsien – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Due to its complex nature and inherent unobservable features, teacher change within a specific context has rarely been investigated despite its importance as an issue in teacher professional development. To meet this challenge, the present study explored how teacher change was nurtured with the support of a web-based writing platform featuring…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Martin, Tess; Thomson, Ian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study of I-Kiribati secondary school teachers used a project-based approach to investigate the notions of school-based and collaborative learning as a suitable model for in-service teacher continuous professional development (CPD). The design and methodology adopted by the study framed the argument that since collaborative behavior is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning
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Li, Zhan; Harfitt, Gary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines a timely yet under-studied area of language curriculum implementation in classroom settings. It explores teachers' enactment of content by focusing on the use of prescribed textbooks for planning instruction in higher education by teachers of English as a foreign language in mainland China. This qualitative case study involved…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Implementation, Second Language Instruction
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Santoro, Ninetta; Kennedy, Aileen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Unprecedented levels of global mobility mean that culturally homogenous classrooms are now increasingly rare. This brings with it challenges for teachers and raises issues about what constitutes quality teaching and teachers. Professional standards are commonly seen as a key policy instrument through which teacher quality can be enhanced. This…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, Discourse Analysis
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Yook, Cheongmin; Lee, Yong-hun – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study employed qualitative data collection and analysis methods to investigate the influence of English as a foreign language teacher education programme on Korean teachers' classroom teaching practices. Six in-service secondary-school teachers participated in semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis was applied to the data collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Han, Chunyan; Wu, Zongjie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The legitimate forms of knowledge recognised for language teachers in Chinese universities are differentiated by strong academic boundaries, subject only to disciplinary authority and fashion. Classroom practice on the whole tends not to be informed by research. For many language teachers, a disconnect exists between the academic discipline in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Professional Identity
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Im, Sungmin; Martin, Sonya N. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper presents findings from a study conducted in an urban elementary school in the United States with an English language learner (ELL) student and two teachers engaged in collaborative teaching in an inclusion science classroom. This study examines the efficacy of utilising cogenerative dialogues between an ELL student and his science…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Science Instruction, Urban Schools, English Language Learners
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Huang, Da-Fu; Singh, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The investigation reported here provides a basis for considering the role of corrective and transformative critiques in producing knowledge through testing teaching for reframing teacher education in response to, and as an expression of, the globalisation of English. This knowledge-producing approach to critique begins with a literature review of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Ha, Phan Le – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
"Learner-centred" and "teacher as facilitator," among the most influential concepts (re)shaping education over the past decades, are often represented as bringing democratic participation, equality, and empowerment to learners and helping transform and liberate societies. At the same time, these concepts are constructed in…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Role, Facilitators (Individuals), English (Second Language)
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Chi, Feng-ming – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
The aims of this paper are twofold: to investigate how Taiwanese teachers of English as a Foreign Language turned experiences into critical reflections via journal writings and to describe how they gauged critical reflections as teaching inquiry. The participants were 12 Taiwanese in-service teachers enrolled in an elective course entitled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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