Paradigm shift in pre-service teacher education: Implications for innovation and practice

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Abstract

Following in the wake of educational reforms in the Asia-Pacific region, there have been signs of a paradigm shift in school and teacher education towards the third wave since the turn of the 21st century. This chapter aims to point out that in different paradigms the nature of learning and the role of the teacher are completely different; the theory and practice of pre-service teacher education are experiencing a shift towards the new paradigm, with its emphasis on globalization, localization and individualization, contextualized multiple intelligences and life-long professional learning in the process of teacher development. From this new paradigm, the chapter also draws implications for innovation and practice in pre-service teacher education in the Asia-Pacific region. Copyright © 2009 Sense Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative practices in pre-service teacher education: An Asia-Pacific perspective
EditorsCher Ping LIM, Kenneth COCK, Graeme LOCK , Christopher BROOK
Place of PublicationRotterdam, The Netherlands
PublisherSense Publishers
Pages1-22
ISBN (Electronic)9789087907532
ISBN (Print)9789087907525, 9789087907518
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Citation

Cheng, Y. C. (2009). Paradigm shift in pre-service teacher education: Implications for innovation and practice. In C. P. Lim, K. Cock, G. Lock & C. Brook (Eds.), Innovative practices in pre-service teacher education: An Asia-Pacific perspective (pp. 1-22). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

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