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Stillman, Jamy; Ahmed, Kathryn Struthers; Beltramo, John Luciano; Catañeda-Flores, Erika; Garza, Veronica G.; Pyo, Michelle – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This article offers findings from a qualitative study of the development of novice, asset-oriented teacher educators in the U.S. who, over three years, engaged monthly in an informal learning space inspired by Freirean Culture Circles and Boalian Theatre of the Oppressed. The article outlines the dynamic knowledges, perspectives, and tools that…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Theater Arts, Disadvantaged, Power Structure
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Allen, William; Hyde, Mervyn; Whannel, Robert; O'Neill, Maureen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Regional and national interest in reforming teaching in Indonesia has seen governments, NGOs and education specialists combine to drive pedagogical changes among school teachers there. Results of these programs have been indifferent at best. This paper reports on teacher reform programs in Provinsi Papua, one of the most marginal societies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Young, Amy; Cavanagh, Michael; Moloney, Robyn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper explores one implementation of an extended, structured, collaborative professional experience program. Its context is a new partnership between a university and a professional experience school. The program draws on elements of Instructional Rounds and Lesson Study, framed around a learning community model of professional experience for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Miles, Rebecca; Lemon, Narelle; Mathewson Mitchell, Donna; Reid, Jo-Anne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
As a field, Teacher Education has lived with continued criticism from governmental and research bodies on the quality of professional preparation and the lack of a strong research base. We respond to such criticisms by considering possibilities for further exploration of the "research of practice" and the "practice of research"…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Educational Researchers, Role
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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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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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Huang, Da-Fu; Singh, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The investigation reported here provides a basis for considering the role of corrective and transformative critiques in producing knowledge through testing teaching for reframing teacher education in response to, and as an expression of, the globalisation of English. This knowledge-producing approach to critique begins with a literature review of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Schostak, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The paper explores pedagogies of surveillance and counter pedagogies of radical democracy and co-operative practice and their implications for continuing professional development (CPD). Teachers have had to respond to an increasing naturalisation of surveillance in schools. However, this naturalisation can be countered by drawing upon the emergent…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Practices, Teacher Education, Democratic Values
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Cruickshank, Kenneth; Westbrook, Ros – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
International practicum is disappearing from teacher education programs with the increasing pressures for "local experience". International practicum is seen as too different from local contexts to develop preservice teachers to meet professional standards. This study explores the teaching development of a group of 24 preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Study Abroad, Practicums, Professional Development
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Smyth, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
In this discursive and wide-ranging paper I want to do two things: first, to interrogate the conditions that led to, and continue to wreak havoc as a result of, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), and that underpin current policy approaches to teacher education in Australia and other western countries; and second, to move in the direction of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Economic Climate, Financial Exigency
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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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Lo, Leslie Nai-Kwai; Lai, Manhong; Wang, Lijia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper examines the impact of reform policies on the work of Chinese teachers. It explores the policy context in which a fragile teaching profession attempts to develop and discusses the dynamics of interacting societal forces that have created the dilemmas for the teachers. The authors argue that while the continual implementation of reform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Lee, John Chi-Kin; Huang, Yvonne Xian-Han; Law, Edmond Hau-Fai; Wang, Mu-Hua – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This study explores the changing professional identities of teachers and their emotional experiences during curriculum reform in Shenzhen in the southern part of China. A qualitative approach to research was adopted. Findings reveal that the informants display several teaching behaviours and diverse emotions ranging from pain and helplessness,…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Anxiety, Curriculum, Educational Change
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Gu, Qing; Li, Qiong – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
To teach, and to teach at one's best over time, has always required resilience and commitment. Drawing upon findings of a questionnaire survey of 568 primary and secondary school teachers in Beijing and in-depth semi-structured interviews with a sub-sample of six teachers with different years of experience, the paper provides empirical evidence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes
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