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Ryan, Mary; Bourke, Terri; Lunn Brownlee, Jo; Rowan, Leonie; Walker, Sue; Churchward, Peter – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The recasting of teaching as a technical enterprise rather than as a space for intelligent problem-solving means that governments around the world will continue to pursue agendas to regulate and prescribe teacher education. Teacher education reform has been attempted for over 30 years in many countries around the world, yet the crucial priority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teaching Conditions
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Mathewson Mitchell, Donna; Reid, Jo-Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Contemporary research conversations about the utility of practice theories to professional education support the reconceptualisation of pre-service teacher education in ways that provide strong preparation for continued professional learning. This paper reports on an empirical inquiry that introduced a theoretically informed practice-based…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Intervention
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Ai, Bin; Wang, Lifei – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to reflect on my experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in an inland Chinese university when I returned from Australia: I re-entered the space of EFL teaching, and experimented with a new model of teaching. In my experiment, I applied the concepts of third space and hybrid identity as a theoretical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Sheridan, Lynn; Young, Marie – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study confirms the role of genuine conversation as the enabler in good mentoring of pre-service teachers. The practicum plays an essential role in moving the pre-service teacher beyond learning about teaching to the practice of teaching. Yet the benefit of the practicum is often constrained by relational tensions, disappointment and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary Education
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Zyngier, David – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper analyses pre-service education student perceptions and perspectives related to education for democracy in Australia. Using a critical pedagogical framework datum from an online survey, it presents both quantitative and qualitative responses of contrasting understandings of democracy. It begins by outlining the concepts of thick and thin…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Democracy
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Lemon, Narelle; Garvis, Susanne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Self-efficacy is an important motivational construct for primary school teachers (teachers of children aged 5-12 years) within Australia. Teacher self-efficacy beliefs will determine the level of teacher confidence and competence to engage with a task. In this study, we explore engagement with digital technology and the associated learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy
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Laletas, Stella; Reupert, Andrea – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Care in teaching has been widely investigated; however, little research has sought secondary pre-service teachers' understandings of caring and their potential responsibility to care for students. Accordingly, semi-structured interviews were employed with four focus groups, involving 12 (2 male and 10 female) participants. Data were analysed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Caring
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Sachs, Judyth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
It is now more than 10 years after the publication of the monograph, "The Activist Teaching Profession," which, at the time, could be described as a call to action for the teaching profession. I reflect here on how far has the profession progressed in responding to that call to action. The idea of a "call to action" could be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Education
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Turner, Marianne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Integrationist policies that promote the mainstreaming of English language learners are well established in many English-speaking countries. This has led to the embedding of English as an additional language (EAL) methodology in teacher education, and also to the notion of collaboration between English language teachers and content area teachers.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Learner Engagement, Teacher Education, Higher Education
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Rice, Suzanne; Volkoff, Veronica; Dulfer, Nicky – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
"Teach For" and "Teach First" programs now constitute a significant pathway into teaching in a number of countries. One criterion for selection into these programs is leadership capacity, and evidence indicates that many candidates do move into leadership roles in education, business, and policy in the years following their…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Achievement Gap, At Risk Students
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Hoskin, Jake; Boyle, Christopher; Anderson, Joanna – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teachers' attitudes have been identified as being vital to the success of inclusive education (IE). With pre-school student populations becoming increasingly diverse, and many children experiencing this as their first involvement in formal education, the attitudes towards IE of pre-school teachers are more important than ever. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Singh, Parlo; Märtsin, Mariann; Glasswell, Kathryn – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This paper examines collaborative researcher-practitioner knowledge work around assessment data in culturally diverse, low socio-economic school communities in Queensland, Australia. Specifically, the paper draws on interview accounts about the work of a cohort of school-based researchers who acted as mediators bridging knowledge flows between a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Educational Researchers, Student Evaluation
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Selkrig, Mark; Keamy, Kim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
There is an inherent expectation that educators will work towards continuously improving their practice and quality of teaching. Underpinning this expectation is an assumption that educators also engage in the process of reflection. In this article, we begin by outlining the current tensions in the field of education that relate to managerialist…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Interprofessional Relationship, Collegiality, Preservice Teacher Education
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Nolan, Andrea; Taket, Ann; Stagnitti, Karen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
It is an accepted fact that resilience is a multifaceted phenomenon which has been proven to affect the learning, growth and development of individuals. A child's formative years are a time when resilience needs to be promoted so they can cope with the challenges of life. This paper reports some of the findings of an Australian Research…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Early Childhood Education, Teacher Role, Foreign Countries
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Allen, Jeanne Maree; Wright, Suzie Elizabeth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This article reports on a study into student teachers' perceptions about their professional development during practicum. Framed within a symbolic interactionist perspective, the study examined to what extent, and how effectively, one group of student teachers was able to integrate theory and practice during a three-week practicum in the first…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Praxis, Theory Practice Relationship, Practicums
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