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Andersson, Per; Hellberg, Kristina – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
This article analyses the trajectories into teacher education of a group of child minders who are studying to become pre-school teachers. The specific focus is what impact their prior experiences and learning from pre-school have on their trajectories, and how these experiences and learning are recognised in the first year of teacher education. A…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Prior Learning, Interviews
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Klein, Mary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
Many teacher educators have recently implemented inquiry based instructional practices into their programs (Crawford & Deer, 1993 ; Foss & Kleinsasser, 1996 ; Klein, 1996 , 1997 , 1998 , 2001 ; Schuck, 1996 ; Tillema & Knol, 1997). In mathematics education the promise has been that pre-service teachers' socialization into new interactive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Vickers, Margaret; Harris, Catherine; McCarthy, Florence – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
Since 1999, pre-service teachers undertaking the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Program at the University of Western Sydney have participated in an alternate practicum called Professional Experience 3 (PE3). This practicum encourages students to engage in broader educational settings within local communities. Increasingly, a number of…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Practicums, Service Learning, School Community Programs
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O'meara, James; Macdonald, Doune – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
Worldwide there has been a range of initiatives in the area of standards for teachers as part of a discourse of professionalism. In Australia there are a plethora of standards: state and territory frameworks, generic and subject-specific, systemic and cross-systemic, for pre-service, beginning and experienced teachers. Little has been written as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Physical Education
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Collins, Cherry – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
Reviewing and rethinking the 'knowledge base' for teacher education has become a particularly critical issue in recent times, given profound social and cultural shifts and changes and the emergence of new epistemological, political and technological conditions and contexts. This paper takes up the question of what are the key conceptual and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Foreign Countries
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Bigum, Chris; Rowan, Leonie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
While there has been widespread take-up of the concept 'flexible learning' within various educational environments--and equally frequent references to the flexible 'natures' of the computer and communication technologies that often underpin flexible learning initiatives--the relationship between technologies and flexibility is not a simple one. In…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education