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Lam, Ho Cheong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
One of the purposes of introducing the use of action research in schools is to bring about educational change in policy and practice. To make this happen, it is of paramount importance to look into how teachers actually see action research. We, the writers of this paper, are teacher educators, teaching preschool teachers courses related to action…
Descriptors: Investigations, Action Research, Phenomenology, Educational Change
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Tan, Oon Seng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
The meteoric increase in technological advancement in the last few decades has dramatically transformed how people live their lives. Innovation is seen to be essential as it ensures sustainable growth in a knowledge-based economy and a competitive global marketplace. Consequently, enabling innovation to occur becomes of prime concern to educators…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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Sloan, Tine Falk – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
The current U.S. education agenda places unprecedented attention on improving the quality of its roughly fifteen hundred teacher preparation programs. The effort places considerable weight on measuring program effectiveness and includes a push to hold programs accountable for their graduates' effects on student performance. Concerns regarding the…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Accountability, Teacher Education Programs, Data
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Rasmussen, Jens; Rash-Christensen, Andreas – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
The Expert in Teaching study pays special attention to the objective of connecting coursework more directly to practice in pre-service teacher education. The study was focused on developing better solutions to the problematic, weak, or even sometimes totally missing, link between theory (teaching at college) and practice (teaching internship) in…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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Buschor, Christine Bieri; Kamm, Esther – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Following a major shift in Swiss teacher education in the 1990s, teachers are now educated at the university level with a more research-oriented focus than before the reform. Furthermore, the curriculum in teacher education is not only more academically oriented, but also concurrently practice-focused. Swiss student teachers are highly involved in…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Reflection, Student Research, Student Interests
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Maged, Shireen – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This article is based on an in-depth case study that examined how a teacher education programme in New Zealand prepared pre-service teachers for cultural diversity (based on the author's unpublished PhD thesis, "Teacher Education for Cultural Diversity"; conferred by Curtin University, June 2012). Framed within a critical constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies, Multicultural Education
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Wong, Angela F. L.; Chong, Sylvia; Choy, Doris; Lim, Kam Ming – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This study examined the levels of pedagogical knowledge and skills as perceived by student teachers who were enrolled in the Post Graduate Diploma in Education program at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, from the beginning of their initial teacher preparation program to the end of their first year of teaching. Their perceptions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education