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Sang, Guoyuan; Tondeur, Jo; Chai, Ching Sing; Dong, Yan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Researchers state that teachers in different contexts reported different technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). This phenomenon may partially be explained by cultural differences. Based on this consideration, the development and validation of the Chinese pre-service teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (CTPCK) scale…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Correlation, Reliability, Preservice Teachers
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Zhu, Chang; Wang, Di; Cai, Yonghong; Engels, Nadine – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' core competencies in relation to their innovative teaching performance. Based on the literature and previous studies in this field, four competencies (learning competency, educational competency, social competency and technological competency) are theorised as core competencies for teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Interprofessional Relationship
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Cruickshank, Kenneth; Westbrook, Ros – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
International practicum is disappearing from teacher education programs with the increasing pressures for "local experience". International practicum is seen as too different from local contexts to develop preservice teachers to meet professional standards. This study explores the teaching development of a group of 24 preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Study Abroad, Practicums, Professional Development
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Lo, Leslie Nai-Kwai; Lai, Manhong; Wang, Lijia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper examines the impact of reform policies on the work of Chinese teachers. It explores the policy context in which a fragile teaching profession attempts to develop and discusses the dynamics of interacting societal forces that have created the dilemmas for the teachers. The authors argue that while the continual implementation of reform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers