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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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Fresko, Barbara; Nasser-Abu Alhija, Fadia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper explores the operation and contribution of induction seminars operated as learning communities for new teachers. Mixed methods were used: 378 new teachers and 29 seminar leaders completed questionnaires, 16 new teachers and 14 seminar leaders were interviewed, and 20 seminar meetings were observed. Findings showed that seminar…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Faculty Development, Mentors, Communities of Practice
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Leshem, Shosh – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Mentoring student-teachers and novice teachers constitutes a critical factor in teacher-education programmes and yet, little emphasis has been placed on the mentors themselves, particularly in relation to their own professional development (PD) and the construction of their identities. Does it really matter? This study investigates two groups of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Role Perception
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Smith, Kari; Lev-Ari, Lilach – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
The focus of this paper is the importance student teachers attribute to the practical experience of their teacher education program, the practicum. Four hundred and eighty student teachers from the largest teacher education institution in Israel responded to a questionnaire with 68 closed items asking for their evaluation of various components of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Practicums