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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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Churchward, Peter; Willis, Jill – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Concerns with the readiness of beginning teachers has resulted in significant changes to ITE programs in Australia. Declining student performance in domestic and international assessments is being seen as a policy problem that can be addressed through policy solutions intended to lift the quality of teachers. While quality and performance measures…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Simmie, Geraldine Mooney; de Paor, Cathal; Liston, Jennifer; O'Shea, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study reports on findings from a critical literature review, from 2004 to 2014, in relation to the positioning of beginning teachers' professional learning during induction. The study uses theoretical frameworks drawn from competing discourses: an instrumental standpoint based on performativity and a dialectical standpoint based on a…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Faculty Development
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Le Cornu, Rosie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The title of the 2014 Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) conference was "Teacher Education, An Audit: Building a platform for future engagement." One of the conference themes was "Professional Experience: What works? Why?" I seized upon this theme and the title of the conference as it afforded me an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Teacher Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries
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Kennedy, Aileen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Enhancing teacher learning is acknowledged globally as a key route to improving student outcomes, thereby contributing to nation states' economic competitiveness. This globally accepted policy "hypernarrative" is driving reform of teacher education policy internationally. This article seeks to analyse some key features of contemporary…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Professional Education, Educational Objectives
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Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper critiques specific forms of classroom teacher effectiveness research. In doing so, the paper suggests that education policy-making deems and employs teacher effectiveness research as a promising and capable contrivance for the identification of ineffective classroom teaching practice. The paper engages with this policy debate by using a…
Descriptors: Criticism, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Research, Underachievement
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Bourke, Theresa; Ryan, Mary Elizabeth; Lidstone, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
The nature and value of "professionalism" has long been contested by both producers and consumers of policy. Most recently, governments have rewritten and redefined professionalism as compliance with externally imposed "standards." This has been achieved by silencing the voices of those who inhabit the professional field of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Teacher Attitudes, Compliance (Psychology)
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Luke, Allan; McArdle, Felicity – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Federal, State and school-based professional development has become a multi-million dollar educational enterprise in Australia. Yet there are no published models for the making of systems-level professional development policy. Reviewing the literature on the characteristics of effective professional development programs, this paper proposes a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bates, Richard – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
The Victorian Age was a period of great confusion, of great hope and great despair, of a bourgeois assault upon the aristocracy, of an evangelical assault upon the establishment, of the raised voices of the Wesleyans in the Welsh valleys. In Australia, of course it was the threat of the Yellow Peril and of Russian invasion as well as the emerging…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Politics of Education, Culture Conflict, Theory Practice Relationship
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O'meara, James; Macdonald, Doune – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
Worldwide there has been a range of initiatives in the area of standards for teachers as part of a discourse of professionalism. In Australia there are a plethora of standards: state and territory frameworks, generic and subject-specific, systemic and cross-systemic, for pre-service, beginning and experienced teachers. Little has been written as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Physical Education
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Bigum, Chris; Rowan, Leonie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
While there has been widespread take-up of the concept 'flexible learning' within various educational environments--and equally frequent references to the flexible 'natures' of the computer and communication technologies that often underpin flexible learning initiatives--the relationship between technologies and flexibility is not a simple one. In…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education