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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
Assessment plays an integral role in teaching and learning in higher education and teachers have a strong interest in debates and commentaries on assessment as and for learning. This article reports on a project experimenting with interview panels as authentic assessment with preservice early childhood teachers. At the end of their first semester of study, students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Education program at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia were required to participate in a panel interview where they were graded by a panel made up of three faculty staff and one undergraduate student. Results indicated that both students and staff valued the experience and felt it was authentic.
Updated: Sep. 02, 2010
Pre-service Teachers' Dispositions towards Diversity: Arguing for A Developmental Hierarchy of Change
This paper explores Australian pre-service teachers' beliefs about and attitudes towards diversity. The authors rely on Garmon's argument that there are three dispositional factors that influence students' likelihood of developing multicultural awareness and sensitivity in teacher education programmes. Hence, the authors examine the relationship between such dispositions as exhibited in students' autoethnographic work.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2010
Drawn from a larger study examining the experiences of lesbian teachers working in high schools across New South Wales (NSW), Australia, this article examines the ways in which interpersonal anti-lesbian harassment marginalises lesbian teachers. Although anti-lesbian harassment can silence individuals, this paper illustrates that it also serves to catalyse the active embodiment and expression of sexual subjectivity.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2010
This article pursues issues of pedagogy, place and queer phenomenology in the context of what might be meant by the term 'after-queer' or 'what falls outside queer' as we currently theorise, practice and locate queer. This article investigates how bodies become oriented within and around the field of a television series that centres Indigenous terms and orientations and thereby, still further, problematises the directions and orientations of desire. The article explores the narrative and queer and other couplings of an Australian tele-series.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2010
This articler examines the transition that classroom teachers experience moving into the academy as teacher educators. The authors outline the findings of a qualitative case study that utilised self-study and teacher narrative to explore the road travelled by a group of new teacher educators in a regional university in rural Australia. The research explored patterns of experience between the authors themselves and the other participants. The authors conclude that it is important to recognise both the context and process of the transition in order to retain teacher educators in higher education.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2010
Does the SES of the School Matter? An Examination of Socioeconomic Status and Student Achievement Using PISA 2003
The present study examines the relationships among student socioeconomic status (SES), school SES, and academic achievement using data from the 2003 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for Australia. The study finds that increases in the mean SES of the school are associated with increases in a student's academic achievement and that this relationship is similar for all students regardless of their individual SES. The article concludes with a discussion of policy implications and possible strategies for mitigating the influence of school socioeconomic composition on student outcomes.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
This article reports on a qualitative interview study with eleven pre-service primary teachers in Queensland. The study examines their career plans, exploring whether, and how, a global imagination motivates this next generation of teachers. The analysis of the interview data reveals the kind of impact these possibilities make on how pre-service teachers imagine their career, and what other considerations enhance or limit their global imagination. The findings are used to reflect on the highly localised governance of pre-service teacher preparation.
Updated: May. 09, 2010