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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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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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Carlyon, Tracey – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article reports on the results of a study which explored teachers transitioning from one year level to another in primary schools in New Zealand, and in particular the impact of this transition on teachers' professional identity. While this transition could be considered to be a commonplace occurrence in schools, the lack of literature…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Cobb, Donella J.; Harlow, Ann; Clark, Linda – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper brings a unique, longitudinal perspective to the field of teacher identity by extending on Lave and Wenger's notion of legitimate peripheral participation to theorise the relationship between teacher identity and agency in multiple and temporal practicum contexts. This study examined eight pre-service teachers in three teaching…
Descriptors: Correlation, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Sewell, Alison; Cody, Tracey-Lynne; Weir, Kama; Hansen, Sally – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
21st century initial teacher education [ITE] requires teachers and teacher educators to work together in the design and delivery of innovative learning experiences for student teachers. This study investigates a partnership that enabled the co-construction of one core course within a graduate ITE programme in New Zealand. Our partnership aimed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, College School Cooperation, Educational Strategies
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Ell, Fiona; Haigh, Mavis; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Grudnoff, Lexie; Ludlow, Larry; Hill, Mary F. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Despite a growing body of knowledge about what content, processes and arrangements for learning may result in more effective initial teacher education, there remains a problem with the variability of outcomes from teacher education programmes. This paper reports on a multi-perspective exploration of what influences learning to teach in valued ways…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Mentors, Experienced Teachers
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Grudnoff, Lexie; Haigh, Mavis; Mackisack, Vivienne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The study that provides the context for this article developed from a major overhaul of the practicum in an undergraduate initial teacher education degree in which practicum roles and relationships were re-envisaged. The aim was to reinvigorate university-school practicum relationships through the collaborative development of a practicum where…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Practicums, Undergraduate Study, Educational Change
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Gunn, Alexandra C.; Hill, Mary F.; Berg, David; Haigh, Mavis – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The study of recruitment practices for teacher educators (TEs) in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) universities reveals the academic category of TE constituted along three related trajectories: a professional expert (not required to research), a traditional academic (not required to hold a teaching qualification or teacher's practicing certificate), and…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Santoro, Ninetta; Kennedy, Aileen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Unprecedented levels of global mobility mean that culturally homogenous classrooms are now increasingly rare. This brings with it challenges for teachers and raises issues about what constitutes quality teaching and teachers. Professional standards are commonly seen as a key policy instrument through which teacher quality can be enhanced. This…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, Discourse Analysis
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Tate, Alice – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In Aotearoa New Zealand, many early childhood teachers gain their teaching qualification via distance study while working in an early childhood centre. Early childhood teachers work in a team environment, and it is important to understand more about how distance students negotiate changes in their workplace practice as their professional knowledge…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Work Environment
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Averill, Robin; Drake, Michael; Anderson, Dayle; Anthony, Glenda – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Managing mathematical discussion is known to be challenging for novice teachers. Coaching within student teacher rehearsals of teaching has been shown to develop mathematics teaching practice, but can be time consuming. To examine how coaching using questions could assist novice teachers to promote mathematical thinking and discussions within…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Practices
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Dharan, Vijaya M. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This article draws from a qualitative study of seven beginning teachers' perceptions of diversity over a period of 6-18 months. The study found that while initial teacher training had broadened their understanding of diversity and its implication for teaching, it was established pedagogical practices in their schools that influenced the novices'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
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Lee, Debora; Carpenter, Vicki M. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The experiences of lesbian, gay, trans (The use of trans with an asterisk avoids the use of transsexual or transgender and promotes recognition of the inadequacy of such labels), bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) student teachers were recently investigated at a New Zealand faculty of education. Student teachers studying in early childhood education…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Minority Group Students
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Ell, Fiona; Haigh, Mavis – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Assessing whether or not a teacher candidate is ready to take their own class is a high-stakes decision that requires consideration of multiple, often competing, sources of information. Three research instruments were designed to explore how mentors judge readiness to teach during final practicum placements. This article describes the three…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Readiness
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Hennessy, Jennifer; Mannix McNamara, Patricia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Pupils have a significant contribution to make in the construction of knowledge about teaching and learning in schools. Therefore, consultation with pupils should play a significant role in the pursuit of pedagogical advancement. This study explores pupils' conceptions of effective poetry teachers at Leaving Certificate level in Ireland. Taking a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Instructional Design, Foreign Countries, Poetry
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