This paper reports on a lecturer attachment scheme to primary schools implemented in the academic year 1997-98 at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). International experience has indicated the benefit to both schools and teacher education of various types of partnerships. Strong partnerships with schools have tended to be difficult to forge in Hong Kong in the past. Since its establishment in 1994 the HKIEd has succeeded in forming partnerships with schools mainly for teaching practice of its students. Rapid upgrading of the Institutes courses to university level have reinforced the need to upgrade and refresh the professional practice of the lecturing staff at the Institute. As a result of a Lecturer Attachment Scheme was devised to place HKIEd staff in primary schools for at leas 2 weeks of continuous teaching and other duties. In this way it was hoped to improve lecturers insights into current primary school operations. This paper reports on the benefits, problems and further issues reported by participants in the attachment exercise. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Hong Kong Institute of Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|