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ERIC Number: ED338589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Educational Reform in Teacher Education in Japan.
Mizoue, Yasushi; Inoue, Wataru
This paper traces the reorganization of Japanese colleges and faculties of education in response to the educational reform movement. This response includes establishment of graduate programs of teacher education and curricular changes to improve teacher competence. The first section of the paper outlines the evolution of public policy aimed at improving teacher competence. This section includes a discussion of various national reports, revision of the certificate system, the arrangement and reorganization of university programs and faculties in reponse to teacher supply and demand, and the establishment and reorganization of graduate schools of education. The paper concludes that the sense of mission which comes from student teaching should be placed at the core of the teacher's competence. The second section of the paper presents findings from three studies which investigated psychological adjustment by student teachers to the teaching practicum. Specifically, the studies examined adjustments to daily life during the practicum, effects of anxiety on adjustment to the practicum, and the effects of lodging arrangements on adjustment (living in a dormitory or commuting from home). Results are also presented from a preliminary study of how and what kind of teaching skills and teacher aptitudes are acquired through the teaching practicum. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan