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Herron, Donald; Harford, Judith – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
Radical economic policy change from the 1950s had major implications for Irish education which had traditionally drawn its values and orientation from Catholicism and cultural nationalism. While change to the economically-related administrative structures were bold and innovative, responses in the sphere of education were less so. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational History, Teacher Education
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Kayad, Florence G. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
As part of Malaysia's aspirations to achieve developed nation status by 2020, and become a key player in the global economy, the government has sought to improve the English language proficiency of its citizens while maintaining the status and significance of the Malay Language as the national language. Recent strategies have involved…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Vaughan, Michelle – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
With a classroom full of millennial learners, it is essential that teacher educators adjust their pedagogy to meet their students' needs. This study explores the use of a flipped classroom model to engage preservice teachers in an Introduction to the Teaching Profession course. In addition, it explores the need for teacher education…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Smith, Judith; Hu, Ran – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
The purpose of the study was to share findings with educators across disciplines of how to incorporate an eastern and western blended philosophy of teaching and learning to promote 21st century skills and global perspectives. Drawing from a previous self-study of their views of teaching and learning between Chinese and American cultures, the two…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teacher Education, World Views, Cross Cultural Studies
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Zeichner, Ken – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper describes the implications for the work of teaching and the curriculum of teacher education programs of three different views of teaching expertise and teacher education (professionalization, deregulation and social justice) that have competed with each other for dominance in the USA since the inception of formal teacher education in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
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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
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Aspland, Tania – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper is designed to portray the historical development of teacher education in Australia. The paper is presented in three parts, each of which represents a "turn" in the evolution of teacher education. The first details the historical development of teacher education prior to the establishment of the first teachers college in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Walsh, Brendan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper locates contemporary issues in teacher education in the Republic of Ireland within the broad context of historical developments. The paper is in six parts. It opens with an exposition on the emergence of teacher training in pre Independent Ireland which considers teachers' working conditions, the management structure of schools, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teaching Conditions, Irish
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Robinson, Wendy – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Policy, theory and practice in initial teacher education in England has a long history of turbulence. This paper reflects upon this history and examines those key aspects of initial teacher education which have shaped past, present and future developments. Following a brief historical overview of key developments in the field, the issue of where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Schools of Education
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Openshaw, Roger; Ball, Teresa – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
The historical development of teacher education in New Zealand manifests several major contradictions and tensions. One if these involves two conflicting models of teacher education that have historically struggled for dominance. The first model holds teaching to be an essentially practical craft involving classroom management, whilst the second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Educational Development
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Hill, Deb J.; Lee, Greg – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
In this paper, it is argued that it is the centrality of the liberatory function of education--its "onto-formative" capacity--that has been most severely compromised through the contemporary recasting of "education" as both a marketable commodity (externalized knowledge) and a particular form of institutional activity…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Commercialization, Ideology
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Coolahan, John – Education Research and Perspectives, 2004
When one examines the traditional pattern of the study of Education in modern Ireland, one is struck by its very chequered history. There have been periods of breakthrough, promise and serious concern for its promotion. These were succeeded, however, by long valley-periods where the approach to the subject was unimaginative, instrumental and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Schools of Education
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Gardiner, Di – Education Research and Perspectives, 2004
This study analyses how "Education" as an area of study was constructed at The University of Western Australia [UWA] during the period 1916-85. While there is little commentary available regarding the construction of "Education" in a curriculum sense, what evidence there is suggests that there was hostility towards the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Schools of Education, Teacher Education