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Page, Angela; Boyle, Christopher; McKay, Kathy; Mavropoulou, Sofia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The inclusion of all students with special educational needs in mainstream classes was formally enacted by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education in the Special Needs Education Policy of 2002 and updated in 2011 to reflect support for diversity among all learners. This paper investigates the current views about inclusive education (IE) by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Mainstreaming
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Thompson, Gene; Woodman, Karen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study explored the foreign language teaching efficacy beliefs of Japanese high school English teachers. The study provides a teacher efficacy scale designed for the Japanese context, which could also be used or adapted for similar contexts in the wider East Asian area. Data were drawn from an online survey of 141 participants. Exploratory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers
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Ro, Jina – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study investigated four novice secondary teachers' experience and perceptions of teacher education in relation to their current work experience in a high-stakes testing context. The novice teachers commonly indicated that their preparation, which had focused on content expertise, turned out to have little significance in schools, as they…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Mercieca, Bernadette; Kelly, Nick – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper describes the support that Australian early career teachers are accessing through private groups within social media. It presents findings from 22 interviews with teachers who indicated that Facebook was a source of support. Participants describe using private online groups for: (a) support during casual employment; (b) accessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Social Media, Teacher Collaboration
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Martin, Tess; Thomson, Ian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study of I-Kiribati secondary school teachers used a project-based approach to investigate the notions of school-based and collaborative learning as a suitable model for in-service teacher continuous professional development (CPD). The design and methodology adopted by the study framed the argument that since collaborative behavior is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning
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Allen, William; Hyde, Mervyn; Whannel, Robert; O'Neill, Maureen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Regional and national interest in reforming teaching in Indonesia has seen governments, NGOs and education specialists combine to drive pedagogical changes among school teachers there. Results of these programs have been indifferent at best. This paper reports on teacher reform programs in Provinsi Papua, one of the most marginal societies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Sharma, Bibhya; Lauano, Faatamali'i Jenny; Narayan, Swasti; Anzeg, Afshana; Kumar, Bijeta; Raj, Jai – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The paper heralds a new pedagogical model known as the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme as a platform to upgrade the qualifications of secondary school science teachers throughout the Pacific region. Based on a tripartite partnership between a higher education provider, a regional government and a cohort of science teachers, the model offers…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Acceleration (Education)
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Kelly, Nick; Sim, Cheryl; Ireland, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper presents evidence from a nationally representative sample of early career teachers about those likely to miss out on formal support, and the employment conditions associated with this absence of support. It uses survey data from the Staff in Australia's Schools Survey. Consistent with existing research, our results suggest a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
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Bennie, Andrew; Peralta, Louisa; Gibbons, Sandra; Lubans, David; Rosenkranz, Richard – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
School physical education (PE) aims to develop students' knowledge and skills for lifelong participation in physical activity (PA). Unfortunately, many PE teachers report that motivating students is a significant challenge. The purpose of this study was to explore PE teacher perceptions about the effectiveness and acceptability of three…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Heikonen, Lauri; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Toom, Auli; Soini, Tiina – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Teachers' capacity to learn intentionally and responsively in the classroom is particularly vulnerable during the first years in the profession. This study investigated the interrelations between early career teachers' turnover intentions, perceived inadequacy in teacher-student interaction, and sense of professional agency in the classroom. The…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Intention, Teacher Student Relationship
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Nicholas, Maria; Wells, Muriel – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Research into the experiences of casual relief teachers (CRTs) (substitute or supply teachers) across Australia and internationally has reported feelings of marginalisation among participants. These findings are concerning when one considers that students might be in the care of CRTs for an equivalent of 1 year or more throughout their schooling.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Substitute Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Skills
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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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Maher, Damian; Prescott, Anne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Teachers in rural and remote schools face many challenges including those relating to distance, isolation and lack of professional development opportunities. This article examines a project where mathematics and science teachers were provided with professional development opportunities via video conferencing to help them use syllabus documents to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Rural Schools, Videoconferencing, Educational Technology
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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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Yook, Cheongmin; Lee, Yong-hun – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study employed qualitative data collection and analysis methods to investigate the influence of English as a foreign language teacher education programme on Korean teachers' classroom teaching practices. Six in-service secondary-school teachers participated in semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis was applied to the data collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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