ERIC Number: ED393989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Technological and Vocational Teacher Education in Taiwan, R.O.C.
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven; Hwang, Jenq-Jye
According to Taiwan's Teacher Preparation Law, anyone who has met the following requirements must pass certification examinations and internship to become a qualified vocational school teacher: graduation from a normal university or teacher college or other college or university with a major in a program designed to train vocational school teachers. A transcript evaluation approach is also in use. The preservice teacher preparation curriculum has three principal components: general/liberal coursework, technical/specialty coursework, and pedagogical/professional coursework. To help inservice vocational teachers develop their competencies, educational authorities offer many inservice professional training and development opportunities. In recent years, vocational teachers have been encouraged to make industry visits during summer breaks and take skill tests. Some problems confronting technical/technological and vocational education (TVE) teachers and vocational teacher education have been identified. The problem of an overabundance of qualified teachers in public vocational schools but a shortage in private vocational schools must be solved. More rational accreditation or evaluation of teacher preparation programs should be sought to ensure the high vocational teacher quality. TVE teachers must be required to have work experience in their specialization area to reflect industry and business needs effectively. (A Chinese version is attached.) (Contains six references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Qualifications, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
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Note: Paper presented at the Taiwan-Australia Conference on Vocational Education and Training (Melbourne, Australia, May 27-29, 1996).