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Teacher Professional Development Through A School-University Partnership. What Role Does Teacher Identity Play?, John Trent Jul 2012

Teacher Professional Development Through A School-University Partnership. What Role Does Teacher Identity Play?, John Trent

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This study examines the continuing professional development of one group of secondary school English language teachers who participated in a school-university partnership in Hong Kong. Grounded in a framework of teacher identity and using in-depth interviews conducted over the entire 12 month period of the partnership, the study explores the teacher’s professional development experiences in terms of their negotiation of membership within and across multiple communities. Results suggest that the teachers’ experienced professional development through partnership partly as identity conflict, as they negotiated recognition of the competencies they associated with the partnership within the different communities of teachers in ...


'Me As A Science Teacher': Responding To A Small Network Survey To Assist Teachers With Subject-Specific Literacy Demands In The Middle Years Of Schooling, Anne-Marie Morgan Jun 2012

'Me As A Science Teacher': Responding To A Small Network Survey To Assist Teachers With Subject-Specific Literacy Demands In The Middle Years Of Schooling, Anne-Marie Morgan

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Middle years’ teachers in primary schools are increasingly required to teach curriculum-specific subjects at a depth requiring considerable content and pedagogical knowledge, as well as a detailed understanding of the particular literacy requirements specific to each subject. Science teaching, in the latter years of primary schooling, is particularly demanding for non-specialist teachers. Many teachers struggle with feelings of (in)adequacy and (in)competence to be ‘science literate’ and ‘good’ science teachers, providing sufficient and valuable science learning opportunities for their learners.

This paper describes one primary school’s attention to teachers’ feelings of wellbeing and competence in relation to themselves ...


Student English Achievement, And Behaviour In Bilingual And Monolingual Middle Schools In Aceh, Indonesia, Khairiah Syahabuddin Jan 2012

Student English Achievement, And Behaviour In Bilingual And Monolingual Middle Schools In Aceh, Indonesia, Khairiah Syahabuddin

Research Journeys in Education

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