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Murphy, Colette; Scantlebury, Kathryn; Milne, Catherine – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Coteaching offers a model for the school-placement element of pre-service science teacher education, based on its demonstrated positive impacts on lessening classroom anxiety, supporting inquiry-based science teaching, improving students' attitudes, and addressing diversity effectively in science classrooms. Coteaching between pre-service and…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Education
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Nilsson, Pernilla – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
An important task for the preschool teacher is to create meaningful learning situations where children have opportunities to experience science. However, many teachers have both weak subject knowledge and a lack of confidence to teach science. The aim of the project presented in this article was to capture how nine preschool teachers developed…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Science Instruction, Faculty Development
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Gallo-Fox, Jennifer; Scantlebury, Kathryn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
As a model for learning to teach, coteaching places two or more student teachers and cooperating teachers in a classroom. Effective coteaching requires coplanning, and this case study examines how six coteachers planned instruction for three environmental science classes. Using sociocultural theory, the study provides insight into the complexity…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Educational Opportunities, Team Teaching, Teamwork
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Du Plessis, Anna; Carroll, Annemaree; Gillies, Robyn M. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The lived experiences of novice teachers in out-of-field positions influence future career decisions and impact on their journey towards being competent and experienced practitioners, conversely their "life-world" is often misunderstood. The purpose of the study reported in this article is to investigate the lived experiences of these…
Descriptors: Novices, Educational Practices, School Administration, Leadership
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Harfitt, Gary James – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The issue of beginning teachers leaving the profession in the first few years of their career represents a global problem, and while discrepancies exist over precise numbers, there is consensus that the attrition rate of new teachers is high. This paper reports on a narrative inquiry into two beginning teachers who left the profession after just…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence
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Fresko, Barbara; Nasser-Abu Alhija, Fadia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper explores the operation and contribution of induction seminars operated as learning communities for new teachers. Mixed methods were used: 378 new teachers and 29 seminar leaders completed questionnaires, 16 new teachers and 14 seminar leaders were interviewed, and 20 seminar meetings were observed. Findings showed that seminar…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Faculty Development, Mentors, Communities of Practice
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Green, Annette – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
In considering the blurring of boundaries between vocational education and school education since the introduction of Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) in the senior secondary school system in Australia, it could be argued that the key figures in practice are the VET teachers in schools. The focus in this paper is 12…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Dharan, Vijaya M. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This article draws from a qualitative study of seven beginning teachers' perceptions of diversity over a period of 6-18 months. The study found that while initial teacher training had broadened their understanding of diversity and its implication for teaching, it was established pedagogical practices in their schools that influenced the novices'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
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Wurf, Gerald; Croft-Piggin, Lindy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Australian universities are enrolling a larger and more diverse undergraduate student population. Counter to this trend, several states have developed plans to restrict entrance into the teaching profession. This study investigates the role of engagement, motivation, Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), and emotional intelligence in the…
Descriptors: Prediction, Academic Achievement, Emotional Intelligence, Preservice Teachers
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Adoniou, Misty – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Teachers need to know a great deal, in many areas and in multiple ways. Teacher knowledge is a complex tapestry, and teachers must successfully weave the multiple threads. In this article, I present a conceptualisation of teacher knowledge that provides a framework for describing the complexity of teacher knowledge. The framework describes three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Level, Beginning Teachers
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Lee, Debora; Carpenter, Vicki M. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The experiences of lesbian, gay, trans (The use of trans with an asterisk avoids the use of transsexual or transgender and promotes recognition of the inadequacy of such labels), bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) student teachers were recently investigated at a New Zealand faculty of education. Student teachers studying in early childhood education…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Minority Group Students
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Ell, Fiona; Haigh, Mavis – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Assessing whether or not a teacher candidate is ready to take their own class is a high-stakes decision that requires consideration of multiple, often competing, sources of information. Three research instruments were designed to explore how mentors judge readiness to teach during final practicum placements. This article describes the three…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Readiness
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Power, Anne; Bennett, Dawn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The experience of place in arts-based service learning (ABSL) is personal. It can be difficult to define and challenging to share and build upon. This paper, reporting from a national ABSL project involving three Australian universities, is concerned with experiences of place in forming professional teacher identity. Using a narrative methodology…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Place Based Education, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Han, Chunyan; Wu, Zongjie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The legitimate forms of knowledge recognised for language teachers in Chinese universities are differentiated by strong academic boundaries, subject only to disciplinary authority and fashion. Classroom practice on the whole tends not to be informed by research. For many language teachers, a disconnect exists between the academic discipline in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Professional Identity
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Hadley, Fay; Andrews, Rebecca – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Students who enrol in a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, with a Diploma in Children's Services attained from a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institution or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) often experience challenges in their first professional experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Shortage, Bachelors Degrees
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