ERIC Number: ED230494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Organization and Structure of Teacher Education in the Republic of China.
Teacher college and training institutions in the Republic of China are established by the government and limited to public institutions. Graduates of institutions other than normal colleges must receive preservice training in a normal college or school of education of a public university to achieve certification. Preservice training for primary school teachers offers general education at the secondary school level and provides specialized training in pedagogics. Normal colleges and universities training secondary school teachers grant bachelor's degrees after completion of 4 years of undergraduate study and 1 year of teaching practice. Students are recruited through competitive entrance examinations, and successful candidates receive financial aid from the government. Inservice education is offered through summer and evening institutes and week-end courses, short term refresher courses, and television and broadcasting courses. Some inservice programs are directed toward higher academic degrees while others furnish teachers with new educational techniques. Future improvements are planned for upgrading junior normal colleges, providing open access to teacher education, broadening teachers' range of knowledge, and avoiding feminization of the profession and high teacher turnover. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (24th, Rome, Italy, July 20-24, 1982).