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ATEA’s journal, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, is one of the most prestigious international outlets for the publication of research in teacher education.

The Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education is published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of ATEA and edited by:

  • Professor Margaret Kettle (Central Queensland University, Australia)
  • Dr Stephen Heimans (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Professor Keita Takayama (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Professor Gert Biesta (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; and National University of Ireland at Maynooth)
  • Editorial Assistant Dr Kathryn Bown

Aims & Scope

The Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education publishes original research that makes a significant contribution to advancing knowledge and understanding of the complexities of teacher education across early childhood, primary, secondary, vocational, and higher education, and other formal and informal settings in which teachers work. The journal editors invite for peer review theoretically-informed papers – including but not limited to empirical, historical and policy research – which focus on themes and issues relevant to an international audience. These issues of relevance to the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education are:

  • Teacher education, including initial teacher education and ongoing professional education.
  • The cultural, economic, political, social, practice-based, and/or technological dimensions and contexts of teacher education.
  • Change, stability, reform and resistance in (and relating to) teacher education.
  • Enhancing the significance of research in teacher education.

ATEA Journal Award Winners

2021 Best Paper

Papers published in Volume 49 (2021) were assessed using the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Quality of argument and argumentation
  • Positioning and impact, and
  • Writing Style

2021 BEST PAPER (presented at the 2022 ATEA conference)

A/Prof Nikki Moodie, A/Prof Kevin Lowe, and Dr Greg Vass for their paper The Aboriginal Voices project: Findings and reflections.

2020 Best Paper

Assoc Prof Alex Gunn, University of Otago, NZ

Assoc Prof Jess Harris, University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr Christopher Rayner, University of Tasmania, Australia


The best reviewer award is based on the number and quality of reviews provided by a reviewer over the course of the year. Often the top number of reviews completed in a year is shared by several reviewers.

2021 BEST REVIEWER (presented at the 2022 ATEA conference)

Dr Anne McMaugh, Macquarie University, Australia

Dr Donna Tangen, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Dr Judith Williams, Monash University, Australia


Dr Timu Niwa,  James Cook School, NZ

Dr Tony Carusi,  Massey University, NZ