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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This qualitative study aimed to explore Hong Kong pre-service teachers' beliefs about the potential benefits of a short-term study abroad programme and their practices. Pre- and post-programme semi-structured interviews and reflective journals were employed to collect data. The findings suggest that the transformation of beliefs into practices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Wan, Sally Wai-Yan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Catering for learner diversity is one of the key areas in the recent educational reform in Hong Kong. Pre-service teacher education acts as a fundamental way to equip pre-service teachers ready for accommodating diverse learning needs and to build up pre-service teachers' self-efficacy. The purpose of the study is to examine prospective teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Questionnaires, Focus Groups
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Cheng, Annie Y. N.; Tang, Sylvia Y. F.; Cheng, May M. H. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Understanding student teachers' development of conceptions of teaching and learning is critical for teacher educators. Drawing from the findings of a four-year longitudinal study in Hong Kong, this paper examines the trajectories of the student teachers' changing conceptions of teaching and learning approaches throughout their undergraduate…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Longitudinal Studies, Instruction, Learning Processes
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Tang, Sylvia Y. F.; Wong, Angel K. Y.; Cheng, May M. H. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
The relative contributions of higher education and schools, and hence the conceptual and practical aspects of ITE, to student teachers' professional learning have been an issue of concern in teacher education. This article reports a mixed-methods study showing the relationship between student teachers' engagement with the practical and conceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Mixed Methods Research
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Cheng, May M. H.; Tang, Sylvia Y. F.; Cheng, Annie Y. N. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
As teacher educators, preparing student-teachers who are able to address diverse student needs is our main concern. It has been suggested in the literature that teachers who are adaptive to students' needs are those who possess adequate pedagogical content knowledge or pedagogical understanding. However, it is not uncommon for teacher educators to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Trent, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
This article discusses the results of a qualitative study that aimed to explore how one group of preservice English language teachers in Hong Kong constructed their identities as teachers. Using in-depth interviews to gain a rich understanding of participants' teacher identity formation in practice and discourse, the paper examines the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics