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Säfström, Carl Anders – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
In this text, which was originally delivered as a speech, I discuss the massive critique of teachers in the public discourse on education in Sweden over the last decade. I speak in defence of teachers, and since I am a teacher I speak in defence of myself. The critique of teachers, schooling, and teacher education has been so overbearing that a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Attitudes, Public Speaking
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Huang, Da-Fu; Singh, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The investigation reported here provides a basis for considering the role of corrective and transformative critiques in producing knowledge through testing teaching for reframing teacher education in response to, and as an expression of, the globalisation of English. This knowledge-producing approach to critique begins with a literature review of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Schostak, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The paper explores pedagogies of surveillance and counter pedagogies of radical democracy and co-operative practice and their implications for continuing professional development (CPD). Teachers have had to respond to an increasing naturalisation of surveillance in schools. However, this naturalisation can be countered by drawing upon the emergent…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Practices, Teacher Education, Democratic Values
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Ha, Phan Le – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
"Learner-centred" and "teacher as facilitator," among the most influential concepts (re)shaping education over the past decades, are often represented as bringing democratic participation, equality, and empowerment to learners and helping transform and liberate societies. At the same time, these concepts are constructed in…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Role, Facilitators (Individuals), English (Second Language)
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Orlando, Joanne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The work of philosopher Jacques Rancière is used conceptually and methodologically to frame an exploration of the driving interests in educational technology policy and the sanctioning of particular discursive constructions of pedagogy that result. In line with Rancière's thinking, the starting point for this analysis is that of equality--that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Teachers, Equal Education
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Qi, Jing – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This paper offers a conceptual basis for refashioning the formulation of critical teacher education. It argues that current critical teacher education is uncritically constructed upon key theoretical departures from critical theories. Drawing on Boltanski's critique of critical theories, the paper examines the ways these theoretical departures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Critical Theory, Knowledge Level
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Chan, Cheri; Clarke, Matthew – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This article reports on how teacher educators from a university, acting as facilitators, supported teachers in conducting a school-based action research project as a practice of professional development in the context of reform in language assessment in Hong Kong. In particular, the article problematises how the facilitators and teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Educators, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Yeung, Alexander S.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Kaur, Gurvinder – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
One's self-concept and value perceptions can significantly influence one's behaviours and beliefs. Australian teachers from urban and rural areas of the state of New South Wales were asked to respond to survey items on two predictors (teacher self-concept, valuing of learning) and three outcomes. Confirmatory factor analysis established the five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept
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Forlin, Chris; Loreman, Tim; Sharma, Umesh – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This study examines changes in attitudes, teaching efficacy, and concerns about inclusive education in a sample of 2361 teachers in Hong Kong who took a professional learning course about inclusive education. Participants completed a questionnaire seeking demographic information and their perceptions about these three aspects of inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Faculty Development, Attitude Change
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Kraska, Jake; Boyle, Christopher – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Teachers' attitudes towards inclusion are important as they have the primary responsibility of implementing inclusive education. Attitudes at the beginning of teaching careers are likely to predict future attitudes. Some studies show a drop in attitudes after leaving university education. Using the Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusion (Amended)…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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Rayner, Christopher; Fluck, Andrew – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The shift towards the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular schools has meant that general classroom teachers need to be skilled in educating students with a diverse range of needs and abilities. Together with theoretical study and as a supplement to practical experience, teacher educators have begun to explore virtual and simulated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Inclusion
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Leshem, Shosh – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Mentoring student-teachers and novice teachers constitutes a critical factor in teacher-education programmes and yet, little emphasis has been placed on the mentors themselves, particularly in relation to their own professional development (PD) and the construction of their identities. Does it really matter? This study investigates two groups of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Role Perception
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van Geffen, Renske E.; Poell, Rob F. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
From all over the world there have been calls from governmental institutions to address a shortage of high quality teachers. As changing jobs generates new experiences, job mobility could be a way for teachers to adhere to the government's call to develop themselves into the teaching force needed. The research question of this study was: How do…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Mobility
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Murray, Jean – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This article addresses an under-researched area of teacher education by analysing teacher educators' constructions of their professionalism and the constituent professional resources and senses of identity on which that professionalism draws. The research is an embedded case study of 36 teacher educators in two Schools of Education in England,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Professional Identity
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Oakley, Grace; Pegrum, Mark; Johnston, Shannon – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
E-portfolios are being introduced into initial teacher education programmes internationally to help pre-service teachers build records of their learning journeys and develop into reflective practitioners; to allow them to assemble collections of evidence of their achievements against graduate standards, which can function as digital CVs; and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Teacher Education Programs
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