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ERIC Number: EJ993063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
"Those Who Can, Educate": The Academic Ability of College Students in Education Programs in Taiwan
Wang, Hsiou-Huai
Studies in Higher Education, v37 n5 p527-540 2012
Recruiting high-caliber individuals into education programs in higher education institutions to train them to be tomorrow's educators/teachers has been a perennial challenge. Students in education programs are found to be in general lower in academic standing than their counterparts in other fields, reflecting a seemingly distressing phenomenon of "those who cannot, educate". In contrast to such a discouraging phenomenon, this article shows that in Taiwan, based on a nationally representative data set of 12,246 college students, students in education programs are academically more outstanding than their non-education counterparts. Furthermore, among education majors, those who aspire to be future teachers have even higher academic quality than their non-teaching counterparts. The underlying policy and socio-cultural contexts of such a positive phenomenon of "those who can, educate" are further explained and implications for educators in other countries are discussed. (Contains 7 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: Taiwan