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Lee, Jumi; Turner, Jeannine – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigated the influence of pre-service teachers' (n = 142) perceived endogenous/exogenous instrumentality, goal commitment, and intrinsic/extrinsic motivation on their use of self-regulation strategies (effort regulation, management of time and study environment) for their teacher-education courses. Data were drawn from a customised…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Motivation, Preservice Teacher Education, Multiple Regression Analysis
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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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Clarà, Marc; Kelly, Nick; Mauri, Teresa; Danaher, P. A. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper explores the possibility that virtual communities of teachers with large numbers of members (referred to as "massive communities of teachers") can offer support to novice teachers by means of collaborative reflection. The paper examines and conceptualises some problems found in professional massive communities and proposes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Beginning Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Barriers
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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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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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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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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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Nielsen, Wendy; Mena, Juanjo; Clarke, Anthony; O'Shea, Sarah; Hoban, Garry; Collins, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper offers an overview of what motivates and challenges Australian supervising teachers to work with preservice teachers in their classrooms. In the contemporary Australian context of new National Professional Standards for Teachers, a new national curriculum and new standards for Initial Teacher Education programs, what motivates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Supervision, Cooperating Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors
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Ell, Fiona; Haigh, Mavis; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Grudnoff, Lexie; Ludlow, Larry; Hill, Mary F. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Despite a growing body of knowledge about what content, processes and arrangements for learning may result in more effective initial teacher education, there remains a problem with the variability of outcomes from teacher education programmes. This paper reports on a multi-perspective exploration of what influences learning to teach in valued ways…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Mentors, Experienced Teachers
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Hennessy, Jennifer; Lynch, Raymond – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigated the suitability of the FIT-Choice scale for use within an Irish Initial Teacher Education setting with a cohort of first year pre-service teachers (n = 143), from across five different subject disciplines. Exploratory factor analyses were conducted to examine participants' motivations for choosing teaching as a career, as…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Parr, Graham; Faulkner, Julie; Rowe, Craig – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Many teacher education institutions across the world are now initiating and supporting international teaching practicums to better prepare their teaching graduates to teach for diversity. Recently, some of these practicums have embedded service-learning structures and discourses to further encourage pre-service teachers (PSTs) to think beyond…
Descriptors: Practicums, International Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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