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Beutel, Denise; Crosswell, Leanne; Broadley, Tania – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
This paper explores the strategies and resources for resilience activated by a cohort of career change preservice teachers enrolled in a graduate entry teacher education program in eastern Australia. Data were collected through focus groups as the preservice teachers prepared for professional experience placements. A social ecological lens is used…
Descriptors: Career Change, Preservice Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Education Programs
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Mansfield, Caroline; Gu, Qing – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
This paper reports findings from a study of early career teachers (ECTs) in Western Australia. The aim of this study was to investigate the professional learning activities of ECTs and the perceived impact of these on their professional development. Data were gathered via two online surveys and interviews. Findings reveal that ECTs participated in…
Descriptors: Teacher Orientation, Learning Activities, Faculty Development, Educational Quality
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Weatherby-Fell, Noelene; Duchesne, Susan; Neilsen-Hewett, Cathrine – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
This study focuses on early childhood pre-service teacher education students as they engage with the BRiTE (Building Resilience in Teacher Education) modules during their studies. These modules are designed to provide pre-service teachers with a range of strategies to support their resilience. The BRiTE modules are integrated into subject content…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Preservice Teacher Education
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Beltman, Susan; Poulton, Emily – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
From a social ecological perspective, there are multiple challenges that can lead to stress, burnout and attrition in teachers and school leaders. The capacity to manage negative emotions is important for emotion regulation, emotional intelligence, coping and mindfulness. Emotions also form one dimension of resilience as teachers use strategies to…
Descriptors: Teachers, Teaching Methods, Psychological Patterns, Stress Variables
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McGraw, Amanda; McDonough, Sharon – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
While there is agreement that dispositions and resilience enable teachers to negotiate the complexities of teaching, how we support pre-service teachers (PSTs) to activate and understand the nature of dispositions and resilience is less clear. This narrative inquiry, conducted at a regional university in Australia, examines ways thinking…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Resilience (Psychology), Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Methods
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Collie, Rebecca J.; Perry, Nancy E. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
We propose the Framework for Cultivating Teacher Thriving, which identifies the important role that teachers' social-emotional competence (SEC) plays in helping them to thrive at work (and beyond). The framework operationalises SEC by way of teachers' basic psychological need satisfaction (a sense of autonomy, competence, and relatedness),…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Competence, Teacher Characteristics
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Fernandes, Luísa; Peixoto, Francisco; Gouveia, Maria João; Silva, José Castro; Wosnitza, Marold – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
Resilience can be fostered amongst teachers in order to sustain their well-being and commitment to quality education. This study examined the effects of a training programme focused on resilience and well-being, targeting in-service Portuguese teachers. This paper reports a study using a quasi-experimental design involving 59 teachers (35 in two…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Well Being, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Thomas, Damon P.; Emery, Sherridan; Prain, Vaughan; Papageorgiou, Jeanette; McKendrick, Ann-Marie – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
Australian students' performance on national and international literacy assessments has declined since 2000, while teachers in contemporary classrooms contend with conditions of increased complexity and uncertainty. In July 2017, the Australian Government commissioned a panel of experts to provide advice on how to improve Australian students'…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literacy, Reading Tests, Academic Achievement
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Quinn, Frances; Charteris, Jennifer; Adlington, Rachael; Rizk, Nadya; Fletcher, Peter; Reyes, Vicente; Parkes, Mitchell – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
As we see a ramping-up of online teacher professional learning and development (PLD) offerings, it is becoming increasingly imperative to consider the complexity and nuances of what constitutes effective online teacher PLD, and to be able to plan and evaluate it. There is a need for PLD to be 'genuinely effective', but while descriptions of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Baxter, Lindy P.; Meyers, Noel M. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
Formal primary and secondary school education for all students should provide a pathway to overcome inequality and disadvantage. Logically, attending school regularly and often during the compulsory years of school provides the best prospects to achieve educational success and enhance post-school opportunities, particularly for socioeconomically…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Indigenous Populations, Disadvantaged Schools, Urban Schools
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Keddie, Amanda; Ollis, Deb – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
In this paper, we present case study data from research that sought to evaluate the implementation and impact of a Respectful Relationships in Education (RRE) program. The program is part of the Victorian state government's school-based response to ending violence against women and their children. It advocates a liberal feminist aligned 'gender…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Interpersonal Relationship, Violence, Gender Bias
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Morris, Julia E. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
The 'responding' strand of the Australian visual arts curriculum promotes twenty-first century learning skills through students' analytical engagement with artworks and artists. Assessing students' experiences and engagement is one strategy to improve teaching and learning in responding. However, there are no validated, subject-specific student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Visual Arts, Grade 10
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Gobby, Brad; Niesche, Richard – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
The public education systems of many countries have undergone governance reforms involving administrative decentralisation, corporatisation and community 'empowerment'. In this paper, we examine the significance of local participation and partnerships in the context of public school autonomy and their corporatisation. Focusing specifically on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Institutional Autonomy, Principals
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Grainger, Peter; Steffler, Robert; de Villiers Scheepers, Margarietha J.; Thiele, Catherine; Dole, Shelley – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
This paper reports students' perceptions of their learning of 21st century skills through a novel approach to delivery of the school program in Year 10. For 1 day per week, all Year 10 students at this school participate in The DeLorean Project, where they create, design and implement their own real-world projects with the assistance of teachers…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, 21st Century Skills, Teaching Methods, Student Projects
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Siraj, Iram; Howard, Steven J.; Kingston, Denise; Neilsen-Hewett, Cathrine; Melhuish, Edward C.; de Rosnay, Marc – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
This study examines associations between Australia's regulatory ratings of quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC)--the National Quality Standard (NQS)--and two research-based quality rating scales. The analytic sample consisted of 257 ECEC services across three Australian states. Results indicated (1) modest positive associations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Child Care
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