Search results for: Singh Michael
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Critical Perspectives on Testing Teaching: Reframing Teacher Education for English Medium Instruction
This investigation provides a basis for considering the role of corrective and transformative critiques in producing knowledge through testing teaching for reframing teacher education in response to, and as an expression of, the globalisation of English. This knowledge-producing approach to critique begins with a literature review of prior testing models of content and language integrated learning through English medium instruction (EMI) programmes. Through adopting the practice of critique as a knowledge-producing venture, this study offers a model of EMI testing that can contribute to improvements in the organisation of professional learning and change, as well as certification procedures.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2016
Teacher Education for World English Speaking Pre-service Teachers: Making Transnational Knowledge Exchange for Mutual Learning
This article presents an interpretative case study. The case study explores possibilities for teacher education programs to make transnational knowledge connections through WES pre-service teachers. The findings indicate that World English Speakers pre-service teachers are not only structurally disadvantaged by teamwork practices that privilege local knowledge, they are also challenged by teacher educators’ assessment procedures.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
The article examines the question of how robust hope education policy reach the Top of the Class teachers. The research was part of the report into teacher education in Australia.
Updated: Jan. 09, 2008
Getting World English Speaking Student Teachers to the Top of the Class: Making hope for ethno-cultural diversity in teacher education robust
The article explores the problem of the education and retention of world English speaking student teachers due to the diversity of multiculturalism in Australia. The study explored issues concerning world English student teachers from minority (Asian Pacific) immigrant background and found that the student teachers experienced a pedagogical gap between their teacher education and being 'Australian teachers,' between the hopes and happening in their teacher education programs; their practicum; the complexities of student behaviour management; the English language difficulties of their teacher educators, and most importantly the marginalisation of their language and thus their knowledge of education.
Updated: Jan. 09, 2008
A Sound Research Base for Beginning Teacher Education: Robust hope, action policy analysis and Top of the Class
The article addresses a report of an inquiry into teacher education in Australia, based on Raymond Wiliams' strategies for 'making hope practical.' The report explored the relationships between the five interdependent strategies, and their relationship to sound educational research. The five strategies included critical self-reflection regarding good educational research; identifying good sense in policies and challenging teacher educators to advance life-enhancing agendas; engaging in research with winners and losers in education; assessing the desirability and dangers in current teacher education policies, and communicating the spirit of teacher education publicly.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2008