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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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Sharplin, Elaine; Peden, Sanna; Marais, Ida – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study explores the development, description, and illustration of inherent requirement (IR) statements to make explicit the requirements for performance on an initial teacher education (ITE) practicum. Through consultative group processes with stakeholders involved in ITE, seven IR domains were identified. From interviews with academics,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Standards, Required Courses
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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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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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Campbell, Anne; Hu, Xiuwei – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This study investigates the attitudes of teacher educators in China toward recent reforms in professional experience for pre-service teachers proposed by the Chinese Ministry of Education and their perception of the challenges facing the implementation of the proposed reforms. An analysis of data from an online survey and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Cavanagh, Michael; Prescott, Anne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This paper reports a study of three beginning secondary mathematics teachers and how their reflective practice developed during a one-year university teacher education program and concurrent professional fieldwork experience or practicum. The participants were interviewed three times during the practicum and once more in their first year of…
Descriptors: Practicums, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Reflective Teaching
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Spooner-Lane, Rebecca; Tangen, Donna; Campbell, Marilyn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Increasing numbers of Asian international students are choosing to undertake their tertiary studies in English-speaking countries. For universities, international students are an important source of revenue. However, Asian international students face multiple challenges in adapting to a foreign culture, understanding the expectations of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Practicums, Foreign Culture, Focus Groups
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Al-Barakat, Ali; Al-Hassan, Omayya – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
This study investigates how peer assessment contributes to enhancing student teachers' preparation during field experience. A semi-structured interview was conducted with 72 student teachers. The findings showed that the student teachers have positive beliefs about peer assessment. They think that it can be beneficial if some changes are made in…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Interviews, Foreign Countries