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ERIC Number: ED465507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Science Teacher Education in China: A Brief Examination of Science Teacher Supply, Demand, and Policies.
Liang, Ling L.; Zhong, Kouzhuang
In response to the rapid development of science and technology and increasingly intensified world-wide economic competition, the Chinese central government is determined to improve basic education and has called for a full scale nation-wide education reform focusing on "quality education"--a paradigm shift from the traditional emphasis of student academic achievement and basic intellectual skills to the new focus of all-round development of children and improvement of the overall quality of citizenry for the 21st century. Whereas the vision of the reform described by the government requires changes throughout the entire education system, the success of all reform efforts will eventually depend on availability (or supply), quality, and determination of teachers. This paper examines the current state of teacher education systems in China and discusses interactions between science teacher supply and demand, teacher quality, and policies. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China