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ERIC Number: EJ857359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
Teacher Education Programs in Jordan: A Reform Plan
Naba'h, Abdallah Abu; Al-Omari, Hamza; Ihmeideh, Fathi; Al-Wa'ily, Suad
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v30 n3 p272-284 2009
The study presents a historical background of teacher education in Jordan and outlines the components of the present teacher education program at Hashemite University. This includes admission policy, academic study plans, practicum programs, selection of cooperative schools, selection of cooperative teachers, stages of training, and assessment of student teachers. Based on the discussion of the current teacher education program and the revision of related educational literature, this paper attempts to present a reform plan that will take into account the gaps and shortcomings in the current teacher education programs and the views of researchers in the field. The reform plan comprises three dimensions: reconsidering the admission policy, revising the academic and the educational preparation plans to meet the challenges of the 3rd millennium, and reorganizing the practicum program. It is hoped that the suggested plan, if implemented, will yield competent teachers and upgrade teacher education programs in Jordan. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan