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O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Currently the Australian university sector almost has a monopoly in the provision of courses and programmes for the initial preparation of teachers across the nation. What the future holds for the filed, however, is quite uncertain. This uncertainty, as this paper will demonstrate, is reflected in a number of trends. First, while a trend has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Government Role
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Store, Jessie C. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
Standards for mathematics teaching require teachers to employ teaching practices that promote justification of mathematical ideas. This expected teaching practice is situated in substantial research on students' and teachers' difficulties with justifying mathematical ideas. This study shows different ways elementary school students in grades three…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Validity, Mathematics
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Tang, Alice – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This paper explores local responses by Singapore pre-school teachers to the global trend towards English as the medium of instruction at the early childhood level of education. The paper reports research into how teachers have responded to the national literacy agenda, as outlined in the Curriculum Framework for Kindergartens in Singapore, using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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O'Neill, Marnie; Chapman, Anne – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The impetus for this special issue arose from our interest in the ways in which the processes of globalisation and internationalisation influence the organisation and delivery of education in the South East Asian region. A key feature of these processes at all levels of education is the global trend towards English in schooling, teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, English (Second Language), Language Role
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Anderson, Karen; Ferguson, Neil; Partington, Gary; Byrne, Matt – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
In this article, the outcomes of The Happy Kids project, a strategy to improve the social and emotional well-being of primary school students, were examined. Results indicated that the Happy Kids program had demonstrated positive social and emotional outcomes for students in all schools, in particular, a positive impact upon students' confidence,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Youth Programs, Intervention
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Worch, Eric A.; Li, Lan; Herman, Terry L. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
Although research on the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) with science instruction has identified significant benefits to students and teachers, K-12 teachers tend to underutilize ICT in their science instruction. This study used a quasi-experimental design to measure preservice early childhood teachers' attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Self Efficacy, Children, Control Groups