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ERIC Number: ED340669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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Trends in the Reform of In-Service Teacher Training in Japan: Introduction of the Beginning Teachers' In-Service Training System.
Shiina, Mankichi; Chonan, Mitsuo
Is is said in Japan that worthy education becomes possible only with the presence of worthy teachers. With these words in mind, this publication examines strategies for the reform of preservice education and inservice professional development for teachers in Japan's compulsory elementary and junior high schools. The report discusses: needed improvement of teachers' competency levels, salaries, and training; a 1-year beginning teacher inservice training program; and themes to be pursued through further research. A chart showing the organization of the present school system and six tables complete the document. The tables are labelled as follows: (1) comparison of starting salaries for college graduates and those having worked 10 years; (2) standards for teacher certification as of 1988; (3) the minimum number of credits for professional subjects required for a first class certificate for elementary and lower and upper secondary school teachers; (4) a summary of inservice teacher training organized by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture at the elementary and lower secondary school levels; (5) an outline of the provisions for the 1-year inservice training program for beginning teachers (elementary and lower secondary schools); and (6) an outline of the provisions for the 1-year inservice training program for beginning teachers (upper secondary schools). (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan