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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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Monk, Hilary; Phillipson, Sivanes – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Increasingly early childhood educators are referred to as "professionals," but how do they view themselves in terms of professionalism? What does it mean to be an early childhood professional? This study explored the views of 78 Asian early childhood educators who were upgrading their qualifications to degree level. In groups of five to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Professional Identity
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Yuan, Rui – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
While teacher educator identities have received increasing attention over the past decade, there is a lack of research on teacher educators' professional identities in the complex and shifting higher education contexts. Informed by the sociocultural linguistic perspective, this study investigates two language teacher educators' professional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Professional Identity, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries
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Harfitt, Gary James – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The issue of beginning teachers leaving the profession in the first few years of their career represents a global problem, and while discrepancies exist over precise numbers, there is consensus that the attrition rate of new teachers is high. This paper reports on a narrative inquiry into two beginning teachers who left the profession after just…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence
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Chan, Cheri; Clarke, Matthew – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This article reports on how teacher educators from a university, acting as facilitators, supported teachers in conducting a school-based action research project as a practice of professional development in the context of reform in language assessment in Hong Kong. In particular, the article problematises how the facilitators and teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Educators, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Forlin, Chris; Loreman, Tim; Sharma, Umesh – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This study examines changes in attitudes, teaching efficacy, and concerns about inclusive education in a sample of 2361 teachers in Hong Kong who took a professional learning course about inclusive education. Participants completed a questionnaire seeking demographic information and their perceptions about these three aspects of inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Faculty Development, Attitude Change
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Cheng, Eric C. K. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This paper presents an evaluation study of an innovative and theory-based initial teacher education course entitled Learning Study, the aim of which is to develop the instructional design and teaching competency of pre-service teachers in Hong Kong. The Learning Study course is offered to all second year students as part of the Bachelor of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Instructional Design, Teacher Competencies
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Trent, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper reports on a qualitative study that investigated the lived experiences of a group of pre-service English language teachers during a teaching practicum in Hong Kong. Multiple, in-depth interviews with student teachers were conducted during a 6-week practicum to understand the students' experiences of becoming teachers. A contribution of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Practicums
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Deneen, Christopher; Brown, Gavin T. L.; Bond, Trevor G.; Shroff, Ronnie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Outcome-based education (OBE) is a current initiative in Hong Kong universities, with widespread backing by governments and standards bodies. However, study of students' perceptions of OBE and validation of understanding these perceptions are lacking. This paper reports on the validation of an OBE-specific instrument and resulting preliminary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Outcome Based Education
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So, Winnie Wing-mui – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
This study investigates the learning outcomes of 25 student teachers in an online video-based learning community (VBLC). Data were drawn from the student teachers' written comments and feedback recorded in the VBLC and the post-course interviews. Based on Biggs and Collis's Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy, the majority of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Student Teachers, Student Evaluation
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Trent, John; DeCoursey, Matthew – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This article reports on a qualitative study that investigated the experiences of one group of English language teachers from the Chinese mainland who completed their teacher training in Hong Kong and have taken up full-time teaching positions in secondary schools within Hong Kong. Using the concept of teacher identity construction, and drawing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Katyal, Kokila – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
There is very little argument that one of the major developments to have impacted in schools in the past decade is the rapid and world-wide development of information and communication technologies (ICT), particularly the Internet. In Hong Kong, reforms in the ICT teacher training policy, and the fact that Hong Kong is a "wired" city,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Pui-Wah, Doris Cheng – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
"Learning through play" in early childhood education is widely advocated, but studies show that play is not easily enacted in classrooms. The quality of learning through play has been questioned in various countries, especially when learning outcomes are a global concern. This paper examines how one teacher implemented learning through…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Young Children
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Trent, John; Gao, Xuesong – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
A teacher shortage in Hong Kong in core subjects, such as English, has led to interest in the recruitment and retention of second-career teachers. Drawing upon Wenger's (1998) theory of identity formation and using data from interviews with eight second-career English language teachers in Hong Kong, this paper explores how second-career teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, English (Second Language)
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Kwan, Tammy Y. L. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
Problem-based learning (PBL) has been widely adopted in many university programmes. Evaluations of PBL in medicine, dentistry, nursing and social work reveal positive outcomes from both tutors and learners. However, few evaluations have been published about using PBL in teacher education programmes. This paper reports how the 13 student-teachers…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Humanities, Teaching Methods, Student Teacher Attitudes
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