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Murtagh, Lisa – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
In recent decades, Higher Education has undoubtedly changed giving rise to an increasingly diverse student population. However, there has been only limited research on students with parental responsibilities. When they are considered, this is often in a somewhat pejorative way. The challenges faced by such trainees are often invisible. This paper…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Preservice Teachers, Child Rearing, Parent Responsibility
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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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Murray, Jean – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This article addresses an under-researched area of teacher education by analysing teacher educators' constructions of their professionalism and the constituent professional resources and senses of identity on which that professionalism draws. The research is an embedded case study of 36 teacher educators in two Schools of Education in England,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Professional Identity
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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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Jones, Marion; Stanley, Grant; McNamara, Olwen; Murray, Jean – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This paper reports on the Teacher Education Research Network (TERN) initiative, which piloted a model for research capacity building in teacher education in the North West of England with the aim of providing early and mid career researchers from seven regional universities with opportunities for professional learning and development. It explores…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Professional Development
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Galton, Maurice; MacBeath, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This article traces the gradual increase in primary teachers' workloads over several decades to the point where workforce reform was introduced to ameliorate the problem. A central feature of the reform was the use of teaching assistants to undertake various duties, so that time should be available for primary teachers to plan and prepare future…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Assistants, Faculty Workload
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Vick, Malcolm – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
Current reviews of teacher education pay considerable attention to problems associated with the practicum, and often claim to propose major changes in order to improve the quality of new graduates. Many of the problems they address concerning the practicum and its relation to the "theoretical" component of programs are longstanding, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Practicums, Teacher Educators, Administrators