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ERIC Number: ED436493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 18
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Current Issues in Teacher Education in China.
Guo, Shibao
This study explored issues related to teacher training in China. After a review of the historical and current development of Chinese teacher education, the paper discusses issues related to teacher training for adult education. Results of a survey indicated that teacher training for adult education in China was very inadequate. The system needed a complete training program to train teachers at different levels, not just for subject knowledge, but also for teaching skills. This study also examined issues in teacher training for primary and secondary schools. Survey results indicated that this type of teacher training was also inadequate. Teachers in training receive too little practice teaching and too few current textbooks. Also, methodology was not considered an important course. The political and social status of teachers in China was low, so people did not have much incentive to take up a teaching career. There was little reward for success in teaching, too. The paper presents a list of eight recommendations for changing China's teacher education system. (Contains 10 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: China