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ERIC Number: EJ903660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Educating Teachers in Hong Kong for Leadership in the Age of the Internet: A Re-Conceptualisation
Katyal, Kokila
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v38 n4 p273-284 Nov 2010
There is very little argument that one of the major developments to have impacted in schools in the past decade is the rapid and world-wide development of information and communication technologies (ICT), particularly the Internet. In Hong Kong, reforms in the ICT teacher training policy, and the fact that Hong Kong is a "wired" city, has resulted in pre-service teachers being well versed in the technical competencies of computer usage and its pedagogical manifestations. However, there has been scant attention paid to the fact that students are actively engaged in large-scale autonomous, teacher-less learning via the Internet. In this paper, it is argued that for teachers to be leaders in contemporary classrooms, teacher education programs need to focus more on the deeper and wider implications of ICT and the Internet in education than has hitherto been the practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong