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Chan, Jacqueline Kin-Sang – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
A new approach to curriculum and implementation in a new era normally requires schools and teachers to take more responsibility for student learning. This might present a challenge at any time, particularly when teachers have been used to more directives and less professional approaches to curriculum implementation. In order to meet such a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Accountability
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Chong, Sylvia; Low, Ee-Ling – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
The aim of this study is to investigate the formation of student teachers' teacher identity from pre-service to the end of the initial year in teaching. We explored why student teachers in Singapore have chosen to enter teaching and tracked changes in their attitudes and beliefs towards teaching at three time points: entry and exit of the initial…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Lake, David – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
Outside its heavily-populated south-eastern corner, Queensland is a huge administrative area with many small, remote communities that can be separated by hundreds of kilometres of dirt road, or, in other areas, not accessible by road. In this study, parents, students and teachers in nine schools from rural and regional Queensland were interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Educational Innovation, Rural Schools
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Matoba, Masami; Shibata, Yoshiaki; Sarkar Arani, Mohammad Reza – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This paper first reviews the literature on school-university partnerships to evaluate and describe challenges and paradigms of Japanese approaches to school-university partnerships in theory and practice. Secondly, it clarifies the role of three-year school-university partnership between the Nagoya University and the Tokai City Board of Education…
Descriptors: Intercollegiate Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Toh, Kok-Aun; Ho, Boon-Tiong; Riley, Joseph P.; Hoh, Yin-Kiong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
The moulding of the future of a nation depends on the teachers and the education they provide in schools. Research evidence from the US. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) confirms this to be the case. Quantitative analysis of data indicates that measures associated with pre-service teacher preparation are by far the strongest…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
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Agarao-Fernandez, Editha; de Guzman, Allan B. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
This article examines the dimensionality of teacher professionalization. Like other recognized professions, teaching deserves a systemic and integral development platform where recruited teachers undergo well-defined transitional stages that would help crystallize their sense of "professional identity" (Credentialing), "professional familiarity"…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Professional Recognition, Professional Development, Models
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de Mesa, Amelita P.; de Guzman, Allan B. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
The intent of this qualitative study is to narrate (Brodkey, (1987a). "Education Quarterly," 18, 67-76; "Written communication," 4, 25-70; Qualitative communication research methods. (1987b). Lindlof, (1995). (pp. 172-174): London Sage Publications) the master teachers as aggregate sample subjects' pedagogical understanding and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Class Activities, Learning Activities, Master Teachers