As teacher educators, we work at The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), a major provider of teacher education in Hong Kong. The HKIEd provides teacher education for about 80% of early childhood education teachers (HKIEd, 2007a) and about 80% and 25%, respectively, of new primary and secondary school teachers with degree and postgraduate qualifications (HKIEd, 2007b). The institute was founded in 1994 through an amalgamation of four former Colleges of Education and the Institute of Language in Education. As a single-purpose teacher education institute, learning and teaching are central to its mission, and HKIEd aims to prepare teachers “to become independent, analytical, critical and creative thinkers who can readily apply their knowledge” (HKIEd, 2006, p. 5). Copyright © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
|Title of host publication||Research methods for the self-study of practice|
|Editors||Deborah L. TIDWELL, Melissa L. HESTON , Linda M. FITZGERALD|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht, the Netherlands|
|Publisher||Springer Science+Business Media|
|ISBN (Print)||9781402095139, 1402095139, 1402095147, 9781402095146|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|