The practical issue for many teacher educators is how to effect change at both the micro and macro levels in education in Hong Kong. Within Hong Kong there is a perception that change is necessary and that traditional ways of teaching and learning are no longer able to maintain Hong Kong’s position into the 21st Century. The questions then become: how does one bring about change at both the macro and micro levels, within the system as a whole and with in individual teachers? How cans one break into the circle of self-perpetuating traditional practice within schooling and teacher education? Is it possible to educate teachers who will not simply duplicate traditional practices when they are appointed to their posts in schools? How can student teachers be encouraged to critically examine deeply established preconceptions of what it really means to be teacher in Hong Kong and become willing agents of change? How does ones create enough but not too much discomfort with the status quo?
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1999|