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Zipin, Lew; Nuttall, Joce – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Interviews conducted as part of the Work of Teacher Education (WoTE) project in Australia highlight emotional and ethical suffering embodied by teacher educators who find their research aspirations thwarted in the context of high-stakes research assessment exercises. We argue that government-run assessments, such as Excellence in Research for…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries
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Nuttall, Joce; Brennan, Marie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In this paper we make an argument for paying close attention to the materiality of practice in understanding the work of teacher educators; specifically, the meanings of artefacts used by teacher educators in the course of their daily work. We locate this analysis within a dialectical materialist understanding of the development of human activity,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Affordances, Marxian Analysis
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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