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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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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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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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O'Donoghue, Tom; Chapman, Elaine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The fundamental premise of this paper is that a broad rather than a narrow definition of "competency" should inform discussions on "competencies-based education". Also, while we see value in drawing on a broad definition when designing curricula, we hold that it is not sufficient on its own for such design if education is to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Role of Education
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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The period from the late 1970s to the late 1980s were transition years for most public(government) school systems in Australia. A reaction was developing against the neo-progressive and radical (neo-Marxist) innovations of the late 1960s and 1970s such as school-based curricula, activity methods, and "open education". By the early 1980s…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Vocational Education, Public Schools
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Munn, Pamela – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Using the notion of travelling global policy, this paper discusses the ways in which teacher education in Scotland has responded to world-wide demands on school systems. It highlights the embedded practices which have resisted an unequivocal move to a market-based approach in initial teacher education and contrasts this with approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Global Approach, Educational Practices