ERIC Number: ED264197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Critical Information Needs in Developing a Pre-Service Practicum Curricuum.
Kooi, Sim Wong
At the Institute of Education in Singapore, two disjunctions in teacher preparation were identified. The first was the gap between theoretical knowledge propounded in teacher education programs and the experience of students in the practicum. The second was the gap between both the theoretical and experiential learning of the students and the real world of work undertaken by teachers in today's schools. A study of the work, "A New Basis for Teacher Education: The Practicum" (Turney, C. et al, 1985) provides recommendations vis-a-vis existing and future needs in teacher education. Thus, a new version of the practicum curriculum is emerging. In this process, there is also increased awareness of certain critical information needs. Therefore, concurrent with the evolution of a practicum curriculum, preparations for enhancing the development of an infrastructure for securing the vital information needed for the total system changes as implied by a practicum curriculum are underway. This paper presents an outline of the factors upon which the curriculum will be based. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (32nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 22-26, 1985).