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Chen, Yu-Jung; Chien, Hui-Min; Kao, Chia-Pin – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore preschool teachers' evaluation standards and searching strategies during their online searching process, focusing on the difference between pre-service and in-service teachers. A total of 408 pre-service and in-service preschool teachers in Taiwan participated in the survey research. The validity and…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Search Strategies, Preschool Teachers, Standards
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Clark, Sarah; Newberry, Melissa – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher education programs are under great pressure to produce highly capable teachers. Teacher self-efficacy has been shown to correlate with teacher motivation and perseverance, yet little is known about how specific teacher education experiences predict teacher self-efficacy. Four sources contributing to teacher self-efficacy beliefs during…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Zhang, Qilong – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
For over three decades, the discourse of quality has permeated the field of research, and there has been increasing policy interest for research assessment. In light of three conceptual perspectives and relying on a systematic literature review, this paper explores four non-traditional dimensions of criteria for assessing the quality of research…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Capacity Building, Foreign Countries
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Page, Angela; Boyle, Christopher; McKay, Kathy; Mavropoulou, Sofia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The inclusion of all students with special educational needs in mainstream classes was formally enacted by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education in the Special Needs Education Policy of 2002 and updated in 2011 to reflect support for diversity among all learners. This paper investigates the current views about inclusive education (IE) by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Thompson, Gene; Woodman, Karen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study explored the foreign language teaching efficacy beliefs of Japanese high school English teachers. The study provides a teacher efficacy scale designed for the Japanese context, which could also be used or adapted for similar contexts in the wider East Asian area. Data were drawn from an online survey of 141 participants. Exploratory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers
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Salter, Peta; Halbert, Kelsey – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Recent initial teacher education policy and regulatory frameworks privilege "classroom ready" discourses. Taking up "readiness" as technical skill requiring more "practice" leads to narrowing of teachers' roles and efficacy with increasing pressure and regulation that marginalises ideals to equip pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Readiness, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Albrecht, Nicole Jacqueline – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
A thriving and evolving pool of research and commentary is emerging in relation to the integration of mindfulness techniques in school and out-of-school settings. In the current study the author explored how experienced mindbody wellness instructors make sense of teaching children mindfulness. The methodology of Interpretative Phenomenological…
Descriptors: Well Being, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Phenomenology
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Cooper, Rebecca – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Research on teacher education, especially on the development of teacher educators, is limited. This paper considers the role of dispositions in the development of pedagogical knowledge (PK) for science teacher educators (STEs), across stages of career. It argues that beliefs and perceptions shift and change along with, but not directly related to,…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Educators, Science Teachers, College Faculty
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Arar, Khalid; Zuzovsky, Ruth; Donitsa-Schmidt, Smadar; Trumper, Ricardo; Barak, Judith – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The study aimed to identify teachers' motivations to study Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs offered by teachers' training colleges. M.Ed. degree programs have become available in Israel since 2004, with a rapid increase since then in the number of colleges offering various programs and a consequent increase in the number of graduates. M.Ed.…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Masters Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy
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Xu, Yueting; Harfitt, Gary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
While assessment for learning (AfL) has been widely used in college English classrooms in China where teachers usually teach large classes, how AfL is implemented in the large-class higher education (HE) context is relatively underexplored. To address this gap, this study explores some of the challenges presented by large classes and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Coping
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Pale, Maryanne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This article offers a new model, the Ako Conceptual Framework (ACF), as a theoretical proposition to add to the critical discourse and development of culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies within the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. By drawing on the socio-cultural theory and the concept of Zone of Proximal Development, the ACF…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Epistemology
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Trent, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher attrition is a perennial problem in many countries around the globe. With attrition especially pronounced amongst early career teachers, efforts to retain and sustain these teachers have highlighted the importance of effective mentoring and support programs within schools. However, less is known about the perceptions and experiences of…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, College Graduates, Teacher Education Programs, Career Change
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Singh, Parlo; Heimans, Stephen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Parlo Singh is a leading contemporary sociologist of education and world-renowned "Bernstein" scholar. In this interview with Stephen Heimans, Parlo discusses important aspects of her teaching and research journey. She highlights the interconnections between these and discusses her relationship with Basil Bernstein's oeuvre and the work…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Scholarship
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Churchward, Peter; Willis, Jill – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Concerns with the readiness of beginning teachers has resulted in significant changes to ITE programs in Australia. Declining student performance in domestic and international assessments is being seen as a policy problem that can be addressed through policy solutions intended to lift the quality of teachers. While quality and performance measures…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Stillman, Jamy; Ahmed, Kathryn Struthers; Beltramo, John Luciano; Catañeda-Flores, Erika; Garza, Veronica G.; Pyo, Michelle – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This article offers findings from a qualitative study of the development of novice, asset-oriented teacher educators in the U.S. who, over three years, engaged monthly in an informal learning space inspired by Freirean Culture Circles and Boalian Theatre of the Oppressed. The article outlines the dynamic knowledges, perspectives, and tools that…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Theater Arts, Disadvantaged, Power Structure
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