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Zhang, Li; Beach, Richard; Sheng, Yue – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
As computers and the Internet are increasingly employed in language teaching and learning, preparing teachers for the impending reality of online teaching is of paramount importance. This study investigated 10 in-service teachers participating in an online role-play as part of a digital education methods course to acquire an understanding of the…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Case Studies, Persuasive Discourse, Mixed Methods Research
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Im, Sungmin; Martin, Sonya N. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper presents findings from a study conducted in an urban elementary school in the United States with an English language learner (ELL) student and two teachers engaged in collaborative teaching in an inclusion science classroom. This study examines the efficacy of utilising cogenerative dialogues between an ELL student and his science…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Science Instruction, Urban Schools, English Language Learners
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Smyth, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
In this discursive and wide-ranging paper I want to do two things: first, to interrogate the conditions that led to, and continue to wreak havoc as a result of, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), and that underpin current policy approaches to teacher education in Australia and other western countries; and second, to move in the direction of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Economic Climate, Financial Exigency
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Alkharusi, Hussain; Kazem, Ali Mahdi; Al-Musawai, Ali – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Optimal outcomes of the educational assessment of students require that teachers should have adequate knowledge of, strong skills in, and favourable attitudes toward educational measurement. The present study investigated differences between preservice and inservice teachers' knowledge of, perceived skills in, and attitudes toward educational…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Assessment, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries
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Uusimaki, Liisa – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Mature-aged graduates (MAGs) are characterised by significant life experience, including career change and an altruistic desire to benefit their prospective students. They are particularly well suited to the middle school environment with its focus on transition and its often complex student needs. Despite this, MAGs are currently underserviced by…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Student Needs, Teaching (Occupation), Middle Schools