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Cobb, Donella J.; Harlow, Ann; Clark, Linda – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper brings a unique, longitudinal perspective to the field of teacher identity by extending on Lave and Wenger's notion of legitimate peripheral participation to theorise the relationship between teacher identity and agency in multiple and temporal practicum contexts. This study examined eight pre-service teachers in three teaching…
Descriptors: Correlation, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Sewell, Alison; Cody, Tracey-Lynne; Weir, Kama; Hansen, Sally – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
21st century initial teacher education [ITE] requires teachers and teacher educators to work together in the design and delivery of innovative learning experiences for student teachers. This study investigates a partnership that enabled the co-construction of one core course within a graduate ITE programme in New Zealand. Our partnership aimed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, College School Cooperation, Educational Strategies
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Charteris, Jennifer; Dargusch, Joanne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
There is both a growing appreciation of teacher assessment capability for the improvement of school student learning and achievement and a commensurate drive for graduates in Australian Initial Teacher Education institutions to demonstrate impact on school student learning as part of a national accreditation process. We argue in this article that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Improvement, Accreditation (Institutions), Practicums
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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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Lang, Catherine; Cacciattolo, Marcelle; Kidman, Gillian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The benefits of international education experiences for students are well documented. The effect on the individual of international experiences has been researched and theorised by authors for at least the last 20 years. In this paper the experiences of three academics who accompanied pre-service teachers on a 3 week international practicum are…
Descriptors: Global Education, Practicums, Intercultural Programs, Interpersonal Competence
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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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Mills, Carmen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
As populations in contemporary Western societies grow increasingly diverse, preparing predominantly White middle-class pre-service teachers to better understand and work with difference productively has become increasingly critical. Historically, however, teacher education programs have aimed to address diversity with add-on or piecemeal…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Attitude Change, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
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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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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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Parr, Graham – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Across the world, the work of teacher educators in universities is subject to contradictory discourses of, on the one hand, globalisation and standardisation and, on the other, innovation in both teaching and research. This article is a critical account of a particular experience of an Australian teacher educator leading an international teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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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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Le Cornu, Rosie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
Professional experience in initial teacher education continues to be a very challenging area in which to work in Australian universities, given the changing times in which we live and the multiplicity of political, professional, economic and pragmatic issues that surround professional placements. The past decades have seen myriad responses to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Professional Development, Communities of Practice
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Sinclair, Catherine – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
In an era of teacher shortages, what would motivate individuals to become teachers when the demands on teachers are greater than ever and there are plenty of alternative occupations from which to choose? This paper presents the findings of a study of student teachers' motivations to be primary teachers and their commitment to teaching after their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Shortage
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Mitchell, Jane; Clarke, Anthony; Nuttall, Joce – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
The ways in which cooperating teachers give shape and meaning to their work in practicum settings is one of the most critical elements of initial teacher education. This international comparison draws upon surveys of Australian and Canadian cooperating teachers. The global contrast highlights taken-for-granted assumptions in local settings that in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Cooperating Teachers, Practicums
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Walsh, Kerryann; Elmslie, Leona – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
This paper focuses on partnership between pairs of students in early childhood education during a teaching practicum in preschools and kindergartens. One hundred students enrolled in early childhood pre-service teacher education programs at a large metropolitan Australian university were paired and placed in kindergartens and preschools with host…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Student Teachers
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