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Trent, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher attrition is a perennial problem in many countries around the globe. With attrition especially pronounced amongst early career teachers, efforts to retain and sustain these teachers have highlighted the importance of effective mentoring and support programs within schools. However, less is known about the perceptions and experiences of…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, College Graduates, Teacher Education Programs, Career Change
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Loo, Daron Benjamin; Maidom, Ritha; Kitjaroonchai, Nakhon – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study examined borderland discourse emergent from the practicum experiences of non-native English speaking pre-service teachers (PSTs) in a Thai primary school. Borderland discourse is defined as a space where personal and professional constructs intersect, which is often in a state of dissonance. Over a ten-week practicum period, the PSTs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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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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Nielsen, Wendy; Mena, Juanjo; Clarke, Anthony; O'Shea, Sarah; Hoban, Garry; Collins, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper offers an overview of what motivates and challenges Australian supervising teachers to work with preservice teachers in their classrooms. In the contemporary Australian context of new National Professional Standards for Teachers, a new national curriculum and new standards for Initial Teacher Education programs, what motivates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Supervision, Cooperating Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors
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Ell, Fiona; Haigh, Mavis; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Grudnoff, Lexie; Ludlow, Larry; Hill, Mary F. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Despite a growing body of knowledge about what content, processes and arrangements for learning may result in more effective initial teacher education, there remains a problem with the variability of outcomes from teacher education programmes. This paper reports on a multi-perspective exploration of what influences learning to teach in valued ways…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Mentors, Experienced Teachers
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Parr, Graham; Faulkner, Julie; Rowe, Craig – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Many teacher education institutions across the world are now initiating and supporting international teaching practicums to better prepare their teaching graduates to teach for diversity. Recently, some of these practicums have embedded service-learning structures and discourses to further encourage pre-service teachers (PSTs) to think beyond…
Descriptors: Practicums, International Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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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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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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Stenberg, Katariina; Rajala, Antti; Hilppo, Jaakko – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This article presents a design for supporting theory-practice reflection in teacher practicums. This design is based on three design principles that promote a transformative stance towards the creation of novel pedagogical approaches: mutual transformation of theory and practice, co-design among supervising teachers, university lecturers and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Transformative Learning, Student Teachers, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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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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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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