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Sharma, Umesh; Moore, Dennis; Sonawane, Sanjeev – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Attitudes and concerns of pre-service teachers regarding implementation of inclusive education were examined. The participants consisted of 480 pre-service teachers enrolled in a one year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) program at Pune University, in the state of Maharashtra. The results of the study showed that participants had somewhat negative…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Negative Attitudes, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Fenech, Marianne; Waniganayake, Manjula; Fleet, Alma – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
In Australia and internationally, government policies aim to increase the supply of early childhood teachers and thus improve the quality of early childhood education and care services. In this paper, we suggest that such a policy-quality trajectory in Australia is not as straightforward as policy discourses suggest. From industrial relations and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Shortage
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Sinclair, Catherine – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
In an era of teacher shortages, what would motivate individuals to become teachers when the demands on teachers are greater than ever and there are plenty of alternative occupations from which to choose? This paper presents the findings of a study of student teachers' motivations to be primary teachers and their commitment to teaching after their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Shortage
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Lim, Christina; Torr, Jane – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
It is widely recognised that teachers' pedagogical practices are influenced by many factors, including their personal experiences, their theoretical knowledge and the institutional context in which they work. Yet little is known about the beliefs held by Singaporean teachers about language and literacy development. Given the significance of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, Young Children