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When Students Negotiate: An Action Research Case Study of a Year 8 English Class in a Secondary College in Victoria, Australia
This article describes what happens when students are given the opportunity to be part of the decision-making process, both in the negotiation of what takes place in the classroom and in the 'action' of the action research process itself. An action research approach was used as the most appropriate method by which to analyze the experiences of students and teacher as they negotiated three action research cycles in their Year 8 English classes. Specifically, the research focused on the connection between negotiated learning and motivation.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2008
Towards collaborative professional learning in the first year early childhood teacher education practicum: issues in negotiating the multiple interests of stakeholder feedback
The article explores data from first tear preservice teachers and supervisors, regarding more collaborative approaches to the first year early childhood education practicum at an Australian regional university. The data is directed at improving the effectiveness of the preservice teacher knowledge acquisition, and meaning making of the practicum.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2008
This article is a reflection of challenges facing transition into teaching in Australian schools. A small group of teacher educators were interviewed at Australian regional university. The paper argues for multidisciplinary cohorts for induction, and makes recommendations for systematic, inclusive induction programs for all new academics, including teacher educators
Updated: Aug. 27, 2008
Teachers working in culturally diverse classrooms: implications for the development of professional standards and for teacher education
A survey investigating the level of cultural understanding is examined in this article. The survey was administered to teachers in primary and secondary schools in an Australian regional city. It found that teacher responses to working in culturally diverse classrooms varied according to levels of familiarity with the cultural groups concerned and with the level of schooling within which the teacher worked.
Updated: Aug. 27, 2008
This paper reflects on a new pre-service teacher education initiative, Classmates. Classmates is a collaboration between the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (DET), South Western Sydney Region. Classmates aims to prepare pre-service teachers to work in challenging, hard-to-staff schools. These contexts typically have socially disadvantaged populations and annually experience teacher shortages and high teacher turnover, particularly amongst beginning and early career teachers.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2008
Examining mentors' practices for enhancing preservice teachers' pedagogical development in mathematics and science
The author provides five factors for mentoring that have been identified: personal attributes, system requirements, pedagogical knowledge, modeling, and feedback. The article describes a study held in Australia, among 446 preservice teachers responding to mentoring in science, and 115 preservice teachers responding to their mentoring in mathematics.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2008
The article describes a study into minority teachers teaching in Australian schools. The qualitative study that consisted of interviews with teachers searched for broad themes and patterns relevant to the project. The author suggests that minority teachers use their cultural knowledge and experiences to develop a deeper understanding of ethnic minority students, and empathize with them through understanding their out-of-school lives from perspectives not available to the dominant cultural majority.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2008
This paper reports a three-year study of Praxis Inquiry based developments in teacher education undertaken by an international consortium of university colleagues who have worked in Australia, Iceland, Latvia, and the United Kingdom.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008
The article describes a qualitative case study into mentoring preservice teachers in rural Australia. The study focused on the special characteristics of rural education, its isolation and difficulties, exploring the variety of settings and widely ranged professional experience of the mentors. Recommendations for mentors and teachers in these settings are included.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2008
Contesting the Curriculum: An Examination of Professionalism as Defined and Enacted by Australian History Teachers
In this article, the author presents an analysis of professionalism as defined and enacted by the History Teachers' Association of New South Wales (HTANSW). The author's aim for this project was to explore what professionalism means in practice for a unique group of teachers: those who have made an active and fundamental commitment to their subject community by voluntarily serving on the executive committee of their subject-based professional association.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2008