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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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O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
This paper highlights the need for studies to be undertaken on Irish women who became 'female religious' in Roman Catholic religious communities and who taught in Australian schools up until 1922. The paper is structured in three parts. It opens by outlining the international context that gave rise to the existence of these personnel in Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Women Faculty, Religious Education
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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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Michelle Striepe; O'Donoghue, Thomas – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
Over the past two decades faith-based schools have expanded in number, grown in diversity, and become an important part of education systems worldwide. As a result, a rich research agenda in the field has emerged. One aspect of this agenda relates to school leadership. What is particularly neglected is research on the impact of leadership theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Case Studies
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Sealey, Rebecca – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
Peer reviewing of teaching and curriculum in Higher Education is a common practice aimed at both quality assurance and professional development. External review of curriculum prior to implementation appears less common. The aim of this project was to develop, implement and evaluate a user-friendly process for external peer preview of teaching…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Anderson, Derek L.; Lubig, Joe; Smith, Markisha – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to examine how 64 student teachers at one mid-sized rural Midwestern university identified their students' needs and perceived the ways in which they met their students' individual needs. The authors used constant comparison methods and focused coding to examine, verify, and draw…
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Classroom Techniques, Student Teachers, Inferences
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Hechter, Richard P.; Phyfe, Lynette D.; Vermette, Laurie A. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This theoretical paper offers a conceptual interpretation of the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPCK) framework to include the role of context within practical classroom applications. Our interpretation suggests that the importance of these three knowledge bases fluctuate within each stage of teachers' planning and instruction,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This paper details how educational policy is developed in an educational authority in a political environment of a hung parliament. The paper begins by looking briefly at the difficulties facing educational policy rollout in Tasmania during the years 2000-2011, and then details how an educational policy dealing with school closures was reshaped in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Politics of Education, Policy Formation
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Fish, Reva M.; Finn, Kristin V.; Finn, Jeremy D. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Misbehaviour in high school impacts learning and instruction in the classroom as well as the educational climate of the institution. In this report, changes in administrators', teachers', and students' reports of misbehaviour between 1990 and 2002 were examined using two national US databases. There was little change in administrators'…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Eddy, Colleen McLean – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
This study examined mathematics teacher content knowledge in terms of policy maker recommendations, college coursework and teacher certification mathematics test scores. Transcript analysis indicated poor alignment of national policy maker recommendations for mathematics teachers and college degrees in mathematics. Teacher certification test…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Certification