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ERIC Number: EJ822164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Beyond Teacher Training: Singaporean Teacher Preparation in the Era of New Educational Initiatives
Deng, Zongyi
Teaching Education, v15 n2 p159-173 Jun 2004
This article attempts to identify the limitations inherent in the model of teacher preparation as training within the context of current educational reforms in Singapore. Through clarifying the distinction between training and education, this article argues that two largely overlooked aspects of teacher education--one concerning transforming the beliefs of pre-service teachers, and the other concerning initiating teachers into a wider context of worthwhile perspectives and understanding--are highly desirable, if pre-service teachers are to teach the new ways and to become well-informed and morally-sensitive professionals. The article, therefore, purports to underscore the need for a broader vision of teacher preparation, and argues for the central role of theory in the education of teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore