In facing the challenges of rapid globalization, IT intensification, international competition and local demands for developments, educators, scholars and leaders in the Asia-Pacific region and other parts of the world are concerned with reforms of teacher education for the future of education in the new millennium. This edited volume aims to provide a global sharing of the major trends and characteristics of the ongoing teacher education reforms in this region and the major challenges and issues raised in policy formulation and reform implementation.
With a total of 14 chapters prepared by 18 scholars from nine educational systems – Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and United States – in the Asia-Pacific region, the book highlights the trends and challenges in the reform of teacher education in the region generally and in eight educational systems in particular. Most chapters directly or indirectly address the latest issues of teacher education and development at operational, site, and macro levels from a national or regional perspective.
This volume is of interest to teachers, teacher educators, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders in all developed and developing countries.
|Series:||Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects , #3|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface Part I Introduction Reform of Teacher Education Amid Paradigm Shift in School Education; Y.C. Cheng, K.W. Chow and Magdalena M.C. Mok Part II Trends of Teacher Education Reform The Contending Models of and Debate in Teacher Education in the United States; David G. Imig Canadian Teacher Education in Transformation; F. Michael Connelly and D. Jean Clandinin Current Trends in Canadian Teacher Education: The Ontario Experience; Clare Kosnik and Clive Beck Patterns of Development of Chinese Teacher Education in a Reform Context; Ying Jie Wang Malaysian Teacher Education into the New Century; Molly N.N. Lee Reform of Teacher Education in India: Trends and Challenges; Kiran Walia Part III Challenges in Teacher Education in the 21st Century The Quest for Professional Teaching Standards: The NBPTS Model; Richard Beach Challenges and Prospects of Teacher Education Colleges and Institutions in Japan; Masahiro Arimoto Korean National Universities of Education: Reform and Further Reform; Hye Sook Kim Incorporating ICT in Practicum: An Australian Experience; Geoff Rogers An American Cluster Placement Model for Enriching Field Experience; Connie Titone, Robert Cunningham Professional Development of School Principals for Revitalizing Schooling in Malaysia; Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid Institutions of Teacher Education in Asia: Changes and Challenges; Yin Cheong Cheng and King Wai Chow