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In this article, the authors discuss policy and practice relevant to teacher education and professional experience programs in Australia. The authors provide a meta-analysis of current major trends in Australian educational reform and the implications of an 'education revolution' for professional experience. The paper maps and explores broadly key education agendas of 'productivity, participation and quality'. In relation to these agendas, significant policy trends are identified under the headings of partnerships, preparation and professional learning. Furthermore, the implications of each policy trend for the field of teacher education and professional experience are explored.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2011
The current article reports a self-study where a practitioner and colleagues scrutinize an intervention in teacher education. This research is located as self-study employing design-based methods. The intervention consisted of modifications to an existing secondary teacher education program. The findings revealed that there appear to be two anchors, contextual anchors and conceptual anchors, that operating to inform and enrich reflection among these student teachers.
Updated: Feb. 06, 2011
The current article reports a self-study that used a model of core reﬂection to examine the identity and practices of two teacher educators. The self-study presented in this article was undertaken at Victoria, Australia during the ﬁrst semester of 2008. During three sessions of core reﬂection the authors examined the experiences of one of the participants in relation to her teaching ideals, perceived difﬁculties or obstacles to achieving these ideals, and sense of self as a teacher educator. The ﬁndings from this self-study suggested that the core reﬂection model was a valuable tool for the participants in seeking to understand their practice and to improve their pedagogy, and in turn, to improve their students’ learning in teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2011
This paper examines the interconnection between a queer teacher educator and a lesbian preservice teacher in Australia as they work collaboratively to break the discursive silence of queerness in teacher education. The queer teacher educator, who is the author of this article, and a lesbian preservice teacher framed their research methodology and used Queer life narrative model. The article is a call for dialogue about ways for queer teacher educators to support queer preservice teachers, who often must navigate their queer identities in both the university and K–12 environment concurrently.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011
This reflective essay describes the author's acknowledgement in his most influential co-mentors—former dissertation supervisees and long since colleagues—who helped form the “we” that is him. The responsive form of learning in partnership enacted a version of collective action among equals. The author became a collaborative arts-based-educational researcher-mentor: a hyphenated collection of selves. Since having returned to Australia, the author co-mentors early career academics seeking to publish and use writing as and for their professional development.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
Challenges for Teacher Education: The Mismatch between Beliefs and Practice in Remote Indigenous Contexts
The current article explores the nexus between the beliefs and practices of teachers working in a remote, Indigenous region of Australia. In particular, the article proposes that the discrepancy between beliefs and practices found in the reconnaissance phase of a design study is due to the teachers realising that they need to implement changed practices to enable students to learn but having little knowledge of what such practices may look like. This finding has implications for pre-service and in-service teacher education.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2010
The current study examined pre-service teachers' efficacy in relation to the utilisation of microteaching as an assessment tool for postgraduate education students in Australia. The qualitative data revealed that pre-service teachers enter teaching in order to positively impact on children, yet are concerned about behaviour management in the classroom. In addition, this data highlighted the positive impact that microteaching had on their developing teacher identity.
Updated: Oct. 12, 2010
This paper represents the collaborative efforts of two college faculty, one in the USA and one in Australia, exploring notions of internationalization of colleges of education and research on multilingualism and teacher education. The article focuses on two questions: in what ways can teacher educators enhance their expertise to prepare teachers for multicultural teaching in a global context? How can teacher educators and institutions create contexts and experiences where teachers and prospective teachers develop their knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach from an international and multicultural perspective?
Updated: Oct. 12, 2010
Delivering, Modifying or Collaborating? Examining Three Teacher Conceptions of How to Facilitate Student Engagement
This study utilised a phenomenographic approach to examine teacher conceptions of how to facilitate student engagement. 20 secondary school English teachers from Australia were participated in this study. Three categories described teachers' ways of engaging students. In the first category, teachers conceptualised delivering set activities and discipline to students to promote engagement. In the second category, teachers suggested that they must modify curriculum and class activities. In the third category, teachers proposed that genuine collaboration with students was necessary to truly engage them in learning.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
This article considers the implications of mentoring for the discursive formation of professional identities of newly graduated teachers in Victoria, Australia. The paper draws attention to the effects of mentoring as conceived in this context on the construction of new teacher identities, the close relationship between professional standards and mentoring, the relationship between mentoring and the performative culture of schools, and what it means to be ‘a good teacher’ within this culture.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010