Subject Teaching and Teacher Education in the New Century: Research and Innovation

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-05-01
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
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This 544-page book has 22 chapters prepared by experienced and renowned scholars and researchers from different parts of the world. Grouped into three sections- "Information Technology, Science and Mathematics," "Social Sciences and General Studies," and "Languages" - the chapters represent an important collection of international endeavours committed to facilitate the much needed paradigm shift in subject curriculum and pedagogy and reinforce the quest for a new knowledge base that can support the search for new conceptions, models, perspectives, innovations, and practices for teaching effectiveness and teacher development in different parts of the world. The target audiences are teacher educators, educators, graduate students, researchers, policy makers and those interested to reform education and teacher education in the new century.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART I Introduction
Searching for Paradigm Shift in Subject Teaching and Teacher Education
PART II Information Technology, Science, and Mathematics
Technology and Design Education: Are We Developing Professionals or Technicians?
Marilyn Fleer
Integration of Information Technology into Teaching: The Complexity and Challenges of Implementation of Curricular Changes in Singapore
Zongyi DENG
Saravanan Gopinathan
Information Technology in Education: The Challenge of Adopting World Wide Web as Learning Resources
Eugenia Mee Wah Ng
Raymond Min Wing Leung
IT Training for Science Teachers Through a Subject-based Approach: Framework and Needs Analysis
Yau Yuen Yeung
Yeung Chung Lee
Pun Hon Ng
Teachers' Attitudes on the Use of Information Technology in Primary Science Education
Winnie Wing Mui So
Introducing IT in Mathematics Education: Prospects for Curriculum Revision and Teacher Training
Giuliana Dettori
A Framework to Facilitate Professional Growth in Mathematics Teaching Through Action Research
Margaret Taplin
In-service Training of Mathematics Teachers in Ashram Schools
Sudhakar Chandrayya Agarkar
Hemachandra Chintamani Pradhan
Pre-service Primary Teachers' Affective Characteristics Towards Mathematics and Mathematics Education
Hing Keung Leung
PART III Social Sciences and General Studies
Preparing Teachers for the New Civics Education
Kerry John Kennedy
Preparing Future Secondary Teachers for Citizenship Educator Roles: A Possible Direction for Pre-service Education in the New Century
Patricia Kristine Kubow
An Inclusive Curriculum Proposal for Teacher Education in the 21st Century
Celeste Yuet Mui Yuen
Implementation of Sex Education in Secondary Schools and Implications for Teacher Education and Development
Shui Che Fok
Interdisciplinary Curriculum: A Case Study of General Studies Teaching
Nga Yee Cheng
Yin Wah Lo-Fu
Teaching Through a Lens: The Role of Subject Expertise in the Teaching of Geography
David Lambert
Marginal Subjects: Towards a Site of Possibility in the Teaching of Home Economics
Donna Pendergast
PART IV Languages
``Why Does She Call Me `Darling'?'' -- Culture and Affect in Overseas Language Immersion Programs
Vernon Crew
Peter Bodycott
Teacher Education for TESOL in Malaysia: The Pursuance of Conformity in the Context of Cultural Diversity
Mildred Nalliah
Rosy Thiyagarajah
An Alternative Team Teaching Model for Content-based Instruction
Timothy Stewart
Michael Sagliano
Julie Sagliano
The Native-speaking English Teacher Scheme in Hong Kong
Dan Huai Lu
Bik Fun Wong
The Effectiveness of Developing Pre-service Foreign Language Teachers Through a School-University Partnership
Deborah Wilburn Robinson

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