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ERIC Number: EJ804468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
Challenging the Paradigm: Notes on Developing an Indigenized Teacher Education Curriculum
Gopinathan, S.
Improving Schools, v9 n3 p261-272 2006
While considerable attention is being paid to reforming education systems to prepare students for the challenges of globalization and a knowledge-based economy, teacher education models in the Asia Pacific remain insufficiently critiqued. There is an urgent need to rethink teacher education as, in spite of decades of investment and development, major problems of inequality, attrition, incomplete and inadequate learning continue to blight our education systems. It is proposed that teacher education needs to become more culturally authentic as teaching and learning are best viewed as culturally scripted activities. The utilization of indigenous knowledge will be central to this task. The article concludes with some suggestions for how the task may be started.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia; Singapore; United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)