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Reynaga-Peña, Cristina G.; Sandoval-Ríos, Marisol; Torres-Frías, José; López-Suero, Carolina; Lozano Garza, Adrián; Dessens Félix, Maribel; González Maitland, Marcelino; Ibanez, Jorge G. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
This paper focuses on the design and application of a teacher training strategy to promote the inclusive education of students with disabilities in the science classroom, through the creation of adult learning environments grounded on the principles of dialogic learning. Participants of the workshop proposal consisted of a group of twelve teachers…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Practices, Inclusion, Teaching Skills
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Buchs, Céline; Filippou, Dimitra; Pulfrey, Caroline; Volpé, Yann – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Despite the well-established benefits of cooperative learning, implementation remains a challenge. This research aims to document these challenges at the elementary school level, drawing on teachers' beliefs regarding learning as well as the difficulties teachers report. Results indicate that the most frequent instructional strategies reported are…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Barriers, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Procter, Richard – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2015
Recent research has shown that improving education processes has become a priority for all governments. There have also been recent calls for the knowledge that is already in existence to be used more effectively to improve these education systems both internationally and nationally. For research evidence to be used more effectively, it is…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Mayer, Diane – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
In this paper, I analyse the history of teacher education in Australia from 1974 to the current policy moment in which questions are increasingly being asked about the quality of teaching and teacher education. Teacher education is, and has been, a highly scrutinised domain in Australia. Since the 1970s, we have seen more than 100 reviews of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Educational Quality
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Murray, Jean; Passy, Rowena – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
This article examines the relationship between pre-service teacher education (ITE) for primary schooling and primary teaching in England between 1974 and 2014, and explores the "fitness of purpose" of the current system of preparing teachers for the classrooms of the twenty-first century. Our historical analysis suggests that, despite 40…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Auhl, Greg; Daniel, Graham R. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
Within professional learning communities, the processes of shared reflection and critique, or critical transformative dialogues are considered crucial for the maintenance and improvement of professional practice. This paper focuses on the development of the processes of critical transformative dialogues and their application in the professional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Transformative Learning, Communities of Practice, Feedback (Response)
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Robinson, Maureen – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
In a country like South Africa, as in many other countries around the world, there is an imperative to prepare student teachers for a wide variety of social contexts, as part of breaking the cycle of disadvantage for poor learners. This article explores the challenge of placing student teachers for their field experience in schools that differ…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Kosnik, Clare; Cleovoulou, Yiola; Fletcher, Tim; Harris, Tiffany; McGlynn-Stewart, Monica; Beck, Clive – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2011
This paper describes an initiative, Becoming Teacher Educators (BTE), which is a group for doctoral students who want to become teacher educators. The group is composed of two professors and 12 doctoral students. The various activities in which the group has engaged over the past three years are described. This article brings to light a few key…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Educator Education
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Cheng, May M. H.; Cheng, Annie Y. N.; Tang, Sylvia Y. F. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
The gap between the theory and practice of teaching is an issue of concern in teacher education. Although researching this gap is not new, few studies have been conducted in Hong Kong. It is worth investigating the contemporary Asian models of teacher education that can provide reference to the international literature. This paper examines this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Ellis, Viv – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
Pre-service teacher education in England has been essentially school-based since 1992. The article offers a critique of this design from the perspective of a practitioner and researcher working in one of its most influential schemes. The fundamental problem described concerns an impoverished understanding of experience that underpins how beginning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers
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Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
This article contributes to a body of work that addresses the process of "becoming a teacher" and focuses on the relationship of the higher education (HE) (theoretical) component of the teaching qualification to the (practical) placement experience that student teachers undertake. This study approaches the data through the concept of…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Educational Research, Ethnography, Adult Education
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Main, Squirrel – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2008
This article is part of a larger study that is the first to blend qualitative and quantitative methodologies in examining induction programmes in New Zealand primary schools in low-socioeconomic areas. New Zealand induction is nationally funded, but schools are self-managing, so schools create their own support programmes. This research interprets…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Orientation, Teaching Methods
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Varga, Attila; Koszo, Maria Fuz; Mayer, Michela; Sleurs, Willy – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2007
The introduction to this paper gives a short overview of the Environment and Schools Initiatives (ENSI) perspective on teaching competences. We argue that as change is one of the key elements of sustainable development, reflection that helps to adapt educational practice to a continuously developing world should be a starting point for every…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Practices, Preservice Teachers