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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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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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Ding, Ai-Chu; Wang, Hsiou-huai – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Learning to teach is a complex process that hinges on teacher candidates' personal experiences, values, beliefs and characteristics, as well as the contexts they are exposed to. Student teaching as a transitional period may create dilemmas for teacher candidates, who are new to the profession and still learning about what it means to be a teacher.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Student Teaching, Foreign Countries
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Ollerhead, Sue – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
In Australia all initial teacher education (ITE) programmes are required to address the needs of students learning in and through English as an additional language (EAL) as a national priority area, including "effective teaching and learning strategies for teaching second language learners in the context of the mainstream classroom and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Maddamsetti, Jihea; Flennaugh, Terry K.; Rosaen, Cheryl L. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Being a good teacher depends on many cultural and linguistic assumptions. Dominant definitions of a good teacher are often based on these implicit assumptions. Probing notions of a good teacher, we examine the endeavors of a Chinese international pre-service teacher, Ling, to become a "good teacher" through her encounters with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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McGraw, Amanda; Fish, Tim – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The focus of recent Australian political and media reports on the selection of candidates for initial teacher education programs has focused on the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score as one of the key indicators of worth. This narrative study conducted in an Australian regional university focuses on the life stories of twelve…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Selection Criteria, Student Recruitment
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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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Sullivan, Terence; Serow, Penelope; Taylor, Neil; Angell, Emily; Tarrant, Jodana; Burnett, Greg; Smardon, Dianne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
There has been little recent documentation concerning Pacific family support for family members locally involved in university study in their Pacific home country and how such responses affect both parties. Some studies dealing with family support for student family members, including Pacific families residing in the USA, have been published. A…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Family Relationship, Expectation, Well Being
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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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Buckworth, Jenny – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Overarching tasks faced by initial teacher education (ITE) students comprise a multitude of factors, not least learning to marry theoretical learning with practical application. Part of this learning is the gradual construction of relationships with learners and colleagues. Another, less exposed, challenge arises from a disparity of outlook that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology
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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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Murtagh, Lisa – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
In recent decades, Higher Education has undoubtedly changed giving rise to an increasingly diverse student population. However, there has been only limited research on students with parental responsibilities. When they are considered, this is often in a somewhat pejorative way. The challenges faced by such trainees are often invisible. This paper…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Preservice Teachers, Child Rearing, Parent Responsibility
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Moodie, Nikki; Patrick, Rachel – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
In 2011, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership introduced new Professional Standards for Teachers, which require that graduate teachers possess knowledge and understanding of Indigenous students and cultures. The authors conducted interviews with 12 non-Indigenous teacher educators at one Australian university in order to…
Descriptors: Standards, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Guidelines
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