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Lunn Brownlee, Jo; Rowan, Leonie; Ryan, Mary; Walker, Sue; Bourke, Terri; Churchward, Peter – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
There is growing international concern about the extent to which teachers are prepared to work with an increasingly diverse student (and community) population. To date, research into the relationship between teacher preparation and preparedness to teach diverse learners has not focused on teacher educators' understandings about teaching to/about…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Epistemology, Teacher Education, Student Diversity
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Rowan, Leonie; Lynch, Julianne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
The participation rates of girls in post-compulsory information technology courses of Australian universities and high schools have remained low (less than 30%), despite three decades of research and analysis. In seeking to better understand this phenomenon, this paper draws upon data collected during an Australian Research Council Linkage project…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Information Technology
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Bigum, Chris; Rowan, Leonie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
For almost three decades, the landscape of teacher education has been modestly shaped by the exploration of practices that made use of what were, at the time, current instances of computing and communication technologies (CCTs). More broadly and importantly however, the deployment of CCTs globally has, over the same time period (1980-2008),…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Web Sites
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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