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ERIC Number: EJ1020380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
Student Teachers' Views on National Education: The Need for Greater Alignment between Policy and Praxis
Koh, Caroline; Liu, Woon Chia; Chye, Stefanie; Divaharan, Shanti
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v33 n4 p424-443 2013
This study examines student teachers' views on their country and on National Education (NE), with the aim of promoting teachers' understanding of the need for NE. A 40-item survey was administered to 1,650 student teachers, to assess their sense of belonging, protective attitude, perceived right, ethnic tolerance and community and political involvement, as well as their perceptions of the importance and learning outcomes of NE. Significant differences were observed between the genders and between the various programme groups in terms of the student teachers' responses, suggesting the need for a more comprehensive approach to NE in initial teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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