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O'Grady, Emmanuel; Guilfoyle, Liam; McGarr, Oliver – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Pre-service teachers (PSTs) are often placed in a vulnerable position during their school placement. Recognising the presence of power dynamics between PSTs, university-based tutors, and cooperating teachers as well as exploring how PSTs navigate these power relations is the focus of this paper. Data from interviews with final-year PSTs were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Foreign Countries, Placement
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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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Cuervo, Hernan; Acquaro, Daniela – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Staffing shortages has been a consistent problem for Australian rural schools. This paper addresses the rural staffing shortage by exploring the motivations and barriers faced by pre-service teachers in an Australian metropolitan university as they explore the prospect of teaching in a rural school. The paper examines two research ideas prevalent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Motivation, Rural Schools, Student Attitudes
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Dyment, Janet; Downing, Jillian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper reports on the ways that weekly webconferences (WC) facilitated engagement for thirty-two ITES enrolled in a capstone unit in their final semester of study in a teacher education course. Using a descriptive mixed-methods case study approach, the initial teacher educationstudents (ITES) completed questionnaires, participated in follow-up…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement
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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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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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Ma Rhea, Zane – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper draws on research I have conducted about the cultivation of wisdom in Thailand and Australia. I examine the ancient pedagogy of pavi?aupaya skillful means investigating how this pedagogy can inform contemporary development of teacher educators and teachers. I examine the Panjaawi´tee Wisdom Method that has its foundations in the…
Descriptors: Buddhism, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teaching (Occupation)
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Iyer, Radha; Carrington, Suzanne; Mercer, Louise; Selva, Gitta – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Experiential learning pathways within education programmes such as Service-learning are a means to enrich the learning of pre-service teachers. As a pathway, Service-learning provides value-oriented learning focused on inclusion, diversity, and difference. This paper adopts critical social theory to examine how, along with these values, critical…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Values, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Eret-Orhan, Esra; Ok, Ahmet; Capa-Aydin, Yesim – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The study aimed to assess the adequacy of pre-service teacher education in Turkey as perceived by preservice teachers. Specifically, the researchers investigated preservice teachers' perceptions of the adequateness of their education in terms of developing teaching skills and the major components of teacher education. The factors affecting their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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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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Eren, Altay – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study examined whether prospective teachers' teaching-specific hopes significantly predicted their sense of personal responsibility. A total of 503 prospective teachers voluntarily participated in the study. Correlation and structural equation modelling analyses were conducted to examine the links between prospective teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Responsibility, Correlation, Structural Equation Models
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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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Paige, Kathryn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Educating for sustainability has been a key principle underpinning the primary/middle undergraduate teacher education programme at an Australian University for the past decade. Educating for sustainability seeks to provide knowledge and understanding of the physical, biological, and human world, and involves students making decisions about a range…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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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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