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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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Ding, Ai-Chu; Wang, Hsiou-huai – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Learning to teach is a complex process that hinges on teacher candidates' personal experiences, values, beliefs and characteristics, as well as the contexts they are exposed to. Student teaching as a transitional period may create dilemmas for teacher candidates, who are new to the profession and still learning about what it means to be a teacher.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Student Teaching, Foreign Countries
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Iyer, Radha; Carrington, Suzanne; Mercer, Louise; Selva, Gitta – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Experiential learning pathways within education programmes such as Service-learning are a means to enrich the learning of pre-service teachers. As a pathway, Service-learning provides value-oriented learning focused on inclusion, diversity, and difference. This paper adopts critical social theory to examine how, along with these values, critical…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Values, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Marom, Lilach – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper examines the recertification process of internationally educated teachers (IETs) in British Columbia (BC). In order to teach in Canada IETs have to go through a recertification process. The recertification process varies between provinces and is a full-time training process, following an assessment of IETs' foreign credentials. Through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Nationals, Teacher Education
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Nguyen, Minh Hue – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper reports on how Maria (pseudonym), a non-native English speaker (NNES) and preservice teacher (PST) of English as an additional language (EAL), developed her professional identity during the practicum in an Australian secondary school. Drawing on activity theory, the study identified contradictions in Maria's practicum activity and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Wang, Xiaofang; Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
University experts typically serve as knowledge sources for teacher learning. Experts in China are no exception. Nevertheless, minimal attention has been focused on knowledge flow between experts and teachers, and its contribution to teacher knowledge development. Drawing on the perspective of knowledge process across boundaries, this qualitative…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Qualitative Research
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Tuinamuana, Katarina – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
What is it that teacher-educators "do"? This paper draws on interview data with Deans/Heads of Schools of Education in the Australian context to explore this question by asking: How is the teacher-educator produced as a category of academic worker? Using critical approaches to discourse analysis, the paper presents two interlocked…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Audits (Verification)
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Zipin, Lew; Nuttall, Joce – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Interviews conducted as part of the Work of Teacher Education (WoTE) project in Australia highlight emotional and ethical suffering embodied by teacher educators who find their research aspirations thwarted in the context of high-stakes research assessment exercises. We argue that government-run assessments, such as Excellence in Research for…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries
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Hardy, Ian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Drawing upon research into a case study of teacher inquiry in one school in Queensland, Australia, recent theorising into professional practice, and relevant literature on teachers' learning, this article reveals the complexity and particularity of teacher inquiry processes in support of teachers' learning. Specifically, the research reveals how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Curriculum Development, Case Studies
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Mitton-Kukner, Jennifer; Kearns, Laura-Lee; Tompkins, Joanne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
There are increasing calls for pre-service educators to be responsive and responsible for anti-homophobic education. This research builds on the ongoing efforts to integrate Positive Space training in our two-year Bachelor of Education programme. We found through a series of focus group and individual interviews that pre-service teachers were…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Social Bias
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White, Sonia; Hepple, Erika; Tangen, Donna; Comelli, Marlana; Alwi, Amyzar; Shaari, Zaira Abu Hassan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Internationally there is interest in developing the research skills of pre-service teachers as a means of ongoing professional renewal with a distinct need for systematic and longitudinal investigation of student learning. The current study takes a unique perspective by exploring the research learning journey of pre-service teachers participating…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Preservice Teachers, Research Skills
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Guilbert, Daniel; Lane, Rod; Van Bergen, Penny – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study reports on findings from a research project that investigated the extent to which pre-service teachers at a major metropolitan Australian university engage with research, and the factors that influence their level of engagement or disengagement. Results from survey responses (n = 235) and focus group interviews suggest that attitudes…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Research, Student Experience
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McKnight, Anthony – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The ownership of Aboriginal knowledge and the Aboriginal perspective presented in school curriculum is always with Country. A number of preservice teachers were taken to a sacred story, "Gulaga a Living Spiritual Mountain," to participate in an elective subject to engage in respectful reciprocal relationship with Country. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Ownership
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Burridge, Peter; Hooley, Neil; Neal, Greg – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Conceptualising teacher learning as being immersed in and arising from the totality of professional practice, this paper reports experiences and insights from practice-based teacher education. Initial data are drawn from two sites of seven involved in the federally funded School Centres for Teaching Excellence programme conducted in the state of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Choi, Yoonjung; Shin, Eui-Kyung – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study explores the experiences of 34 US social studies teachers who participated in a cross-cultural professional development in South Korea, and the impact of the programme on the participant teachers' perceptions and practices of global education. Drawing upon a postcolonial lens, this mixed-method study takes a critical look at (a) how…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Faculty Development, Study Abroad, Global Education
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