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Shann, Steve – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
A pre-service teacher clashes with his mentor and the practicum ends badly. There is distress and a sense of failure all round. Questions get asked. Was the pre-service teacher simply unsuited to this demanding profession? Was the teacher education inadequate? Was the mentor a good fit? Were there the right kinds of support in place? Was the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Scholarship, Preservice Teachers, Mentors
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Shann, Steve; Bauer, Michele; Cunneen, Rachel; Troy, Jaki; Van Blerk, Courtney – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
There is a growing concern about the struggles of early career teachers and an understandable questioning of the preparation being offered by teacher education courses. Are our preservice teachers being given workable strategies and techniques to allow them to survive the early years? Is it strategies and techniques that are primarily at issue…
Descriptors: Standards, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Well Being
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Shann, Steve; Germantse, Hannah; Pittard, Libby; Cunneen, Rachel – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Margaret Somerville has suggested that a new methodology of postmodern emergence might allow researchers to disrupt the taken-for-granted and provide fresh insight into familiar problems. One such familiar problem is the doubt and disillusion many early-career teachers experience, both during their teacher education and in their first years.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Postmodernism, Secondary School Teachers