ERIC Number: ED232998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-12
Reference Count: 0
New Idea and Problems of In-Service Training Program at Hyogo University of Teacher Education--As a Case Study on Teacher Education in Japan.
At Hyogo University of Teacher Education (Japan), faculty emphasize that inservice training should be regarded as a part of the teacher's life-long progress. The aims of the graduate school are to: (1) provide specified knowledge; (2) cultivate the ability to do research in specific areas; and (3) develop advanced skills necessary to perform in an advanced-degree profession. About two-thirds of the students admitted are active elementary and secondary school teachers who have taught over 3 years. They can take a 2-year sabbatical leave for the master's program. The university program has two experimental aspects. One aspect lies in the design of majors and courses. Much consideration has been given to the way in which courses are offered, and all courses are interdisciplinary in nature. The other experimental aspect concerns the invention and practice of the new curriculum plan. In accordance with the design of the courses and majors, unique curriculum has been set up that facilitates academic and practical research in each field. All students are required to bring their own research topics with them when they enter the program. The majors and courses are now more exhaustive than before and are unified from an innovative perspective. Details of the curriculum are explained. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hyogo University of Teacher Education (Japan)
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (30th, Washington, DC, July 11-15, 1983).