Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Other Titles:||Evaluation on Teacher Education and Teachers' In-Service Training|
Department od Education, NTNU
The purposes of this research are, firstly, to study the current practice of teacher education and in-service training in Taiwan for elementary schools and high schools, and secondly, to find out difficulties involved in order to improve the future practice. Methods adopted in the research include document analysis, interviews, and panel discussions. Major findings of this research are as follows: Long in Taiwan, formal teachers education has been carried out mainly through National Normal Colleges and Universities with the Department of Education at National Chan-Chi Universities as an exception. Teacher education programs are designed by government while students receive grants and are assigned teaching positions after graduation. By doing so, no more qualified teachers than the available positions exist. This makes virtually no competition for a teaching position. Besides, vacancies of qualified teachers for private senior high schools and vocational schools are ignored by the government quantities of qualified teachers for special education are insufficient. This especially serious for some specific areas. Since these normal colleges and universities contain teacher education only, the academic atmosphere on campus is monotonous and lack of multi-discipline interactions. This is usually criticized by other higher education institutions. Lack of motivation for improvement is a direct result of assigning a teaching position after graduation with no competition although the policy attracts good senior high school students. In-service training for teachers is mainly provided by the official-dominated workshop. Professors from the above mentioned universities give lectures for the workshop which are generally too theoretical to meet the practical needs. These workshops are usually not well scheduled. Schools are usually informed to join the workshop with short notice and thus it interferes the schools' daily operation. In recent decade, workshops of a similar purpose
|Appears in Collections:||教育研究所集刊|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.