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Debreli, Emre – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study reports on shadowing's potential as an observational and preparatory tool for learning, drawing on data obtained from a group of EFL student teachers who undertook a practicum. EFL student teachers' perceptions of the shadowing technique and how shadowing contributes to practical knowledge, are focused on. Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Job Shadowing, English (Second Language), Student Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Clarke, Matthew; Sheridan, Lynn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper stems from research in Australia examining pre-service teacher and mentor teacher experiences on the practicum. The paper focuses on findings from the research, highlighting the tendency among the pre-service teachers to either valorise or demonise their mentor teachers, reflective of what we describe, following Kristeva and Britzman,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Beginning Teachers
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Lee, Debora; Carpenter, Vicki M. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The experiences of lesbian, gay, trans (The use of trans with an asterisk avoids the use of transsexual or transgender and promotes recognition of the inadequacy of such labels), bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) student teachers were recently investigated at a New Zealand faculty of education. Student teachers studying in early childhood education…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Minority Group Students
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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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Ussher, Bill – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
Educating a student on teaching placement involves a "village", just as it takes a whole "village" to raise a child. Creating a "village" around each student teacher gives them greater agency, a sense of belonging and being valued as a member of that professional "village". Participating students, teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Placement, Distance Education
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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
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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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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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Smith, Kari; Lev-Ari, Lilach – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2005
The focus of this paper is the importance student teachers attribute to the practical experience of their teacher education program, the practicum. Four hundred and eighty student teachers from the largest teacher education institution in Israel responded to a questionnaire with 68 closed items asking for their evaluation of various components of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Practicums