ERIC Number: ED241481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
In the Image of Confucius: The Education and Preparation of Teachers in Taiwan.
Smith, Douglas C.
This book reviews both preservice and inservice teacher education in the Republic of China and provides detailed analyses. In the first chapter, an overview of the educational system's structure in modern Taiwan and the United States is presented and comparisons drawn. Features of Chinese educational and intellectual thought and philosophy are considered in the second chapter. A brief historical profile is drawn of the foundations of Chinese philosophy of education, based to a great degree on the teachings of Confucius. The following two chapters describe the structure, curriculum, and administrative organization of preservice education for elementary and secondary school teachers. Tables provide detailed information on the courses offered in the 5-year normal schools and when particular classes are taken by students. In the fifth chapter, inservice teacher education is discussed. Descriptions are given of inservice opportunities (some leading to a masters degree), and of the "In-Service Teachers Institute Program" which has its main center in Taipei. In the final chapter, issues facing Taiwan educators in planning for the future are discussed. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Chinese Culture, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Pacific Cultural Foundation of Taipei, C. O. Specialty Book, Drawer D, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taipei (Taiwan).