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Mitchell, Jane; Clarke, Anthony; Nuttall, Joce – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
The ways in which cooperating teachers give shape and meaning to their work in practicum settings is one of the most critical elements of initial teacher education. This international comparison draws upon surveys of Australian and Canadian cooperating teachers. The global contrast highlights taken-for-granted assumptions in local settings that in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Cooperating Teachers, Practicums
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Nuttall, Joce; Murray, Sally; Seddon, Terri; Mitchell, Jane – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
This paper examines research into initial teacher education in light of current Australian policy initiatives concerned with both the quality of research conducted in higher education and the quality of teacher education programs. The purpose of the paper is to explore some ways in which the research is, and can be, positioned in the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Teacher Education, Educational Quality
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Mayer, Diane; Mitchell, Jane; Macdonald, Doune; Bell, Roslyn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
This paper analyses the current Australian policy and research context in relation to developing quality teachers. Like other countries, many educational authorities in Australia are developing professional standards for teachers and the evaluation of teachers against those standards as a mechanism for ensuring and extending the quality of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies