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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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Carlyon, Tracey – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article reports on the results of a study which explored teachers transitioning from one year level to another in primary schools in New Zealand, and in particular the impact of this transition on teachers' professional identity. While this transition could be considered to be a commonplace occurrence in schools, the lack of literature…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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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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Grimmett, Helen; Forgasz, Rachel; Williams, Judy; White, Simone – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
New accreditation requirements for Australian initial teacher education programs require that universities and schools establish quality partnerships to ensure strong links between pre-service teachers' university-based learning and school-based professional learning experiences. This paper focuses on the shifts of identity, thinking and practice…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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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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Tangen, Donna; Henderson, Deborah; Alford, Jennifer; Hepple, Erika; Alwi, Amyzar; Abu Hassan Shaari, Zaira; Alwi, Aliza – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This article explores the shaping of Australian and Malaysian pre-service teachers' possible selves in a short-term mobility programme. With the theory of possible selves, individuals imagine who they will become based on their past and current selves. The focus of the research was on pre-service teachers' possible selves as global and culturally…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Experiential Learning, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Kao, Yu-Shu; Chen, Ya-Ling – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
A new job position, "educare giver," which was created after kindergartens and preschools in Taiwan were integrated in 2012, has caused several problems such as ambiguity in the role of childcare givers and inequity in the division of labour. Studies have provided a limited scope and have not examined the identities and struggles of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers, Professional Identity, Socialization
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Strangeways, Al – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Vocational pathways to Higher Education have a key role in opening teacher education to under-represented groups but bring with them particular challenges. Teacher educators need to address the challenges faced by these learners, of not only connecting their learning but also challenging their knowledge, and doing so in an invested work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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Monk, Hilary; Phillipson, Sivanes – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Increasingly early childhood educators are referred to as "professionals," but how do they view themselves in terms of professionalism? What does it mean to be an early childhood professional? This study explored the views of 78 Asian early childhood educators who were upgrading their qualifications to degree level. In groups of five to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Professional Identity
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Crosswell, Leanne; Beutel, Denise – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
In the twenty-first century, teachers' work has become more complex with high levels of accountability, increased bureaucratic responsibilities and unprecedented levels of public scrutiny. However, teaching fundamentally remains a caring profession, requiring well-developed social skills and emotional labour to successfully engage and motivate…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Nontraditional Education, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research
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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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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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Dinham, Judith; Chalk, Beryl; Beltman, Susan; Glass, Christine; Nguyen, Bich – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
For this study of teacher-identity, which is part of a larger research project on teacher resilience, preservice teachers were invited to draw "the kind of teacher you hope to become". In this, our study recognises drawing as a semiotic system of meaning-making and communication. The drawings were examined in terms of the…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Personal Narratives, Freehand Drawing, Art Expression
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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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