ERIC Number: ED233000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Prospect of the Development of Teacher Education in the Republic of China--An Explorative Analysis from a Statutory Viewpoint.
Due to rapid social changes, the government of the Republic of China instituted in 1979 the "Teacher Education Statute," which incorporated the training of both elementary and secondary school teachers. This was followed by legislation in the form of bylaws that prescribed the ways and means of the program's implementation. Revision of this current statute is inevitable and probably will take place in five years. The revision will stipulate that public normal colleges and universities still manage the education of elementary and secondary school teachers, but junior normal colleges be converted to senior colleges in order to upgrade the quality of elementary school teachers. All senior school teachers will be required to have a masters degree; all junior high school teachers will need a bachelors degree. Other suggestions for the revision include: (1) better salaries or more substantial government scholarships and allowances in order to attract prospective teachers; (2) possible revision of the post-baccalaureate section for vocational school teachers; (3) reinforcement of culturally oriented courses for students; and (4) systematization of inservice teacher training programs. (JMK)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Role, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (30th, Washington, DC, July 11-15, 1983).