ERIC Number: ED243735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Education for National Development in Asia: Priorities in Teacher Education. A Comparative Analysis.
Sobeih, Nabil Ahmed Amer
The educational systems in Asian countries must undergo considerable change if these countries are to deal successfully with the pressures of modernization and foster sustained national development. At the crux of this change must be a reassessment and renovation of teacher education. The first priority must be self-evaluation. Three areas require immediate attention: teaching methods, theory of education, and the role of both the teacher and the teacher's college in the educational process. Specifically, teacher education programs should be revised to include courses which would foster new professional skills, a broader knowledge base, new attitudes, a deeper commitment to education, and recognition of teaching as a human service activity. (LP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Modernization, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Training, Skill Development, Social Change, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Symposium on Asian Studies (6th, Hong Kong, July 1984).