Subject Teaching and Teacher Education in the New Century: Research and Innovation (Google eBook)

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Yin Cheong Cheng, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 31, 2002 - Education - 544 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Searching for Paradigm Shift in Subject Teaching and Teacher Education
3
Technology and Design Education Are We Developing Professionals or Technicians?
33
Integration of Information Technology into Teaching The Complexity and Challenges of Implementation of Curricular Changes in Singapore
47
Information Technology in Education The Challenge of Adopting World Wide Web as Learning Resources
69
IT Training for Science Teachers Through a Subjectbased Approach Framework and Needs Analysis
93
Teachers Attitudes on the Use of Information Technology in Primary Science Education
123
Introducing IT in Mathematics Education Prospects for Curriculum Revision and Teacher Training
141
A Framework to Facilitate Professional Growth in Mathematics Teaching Through Action Research
167
An Inclusive Curriculum Proposal for Teacher Education in the 21st Century
273
Implementation of Sex Education in Secondary Schools and Implications for Teacher Education and Development
295
Interdisciplinary Curriculum A Case Study of General Studies Teaching
317
Teaching Through a Lens The Role of Subject Expertise in the Teaching of Geography
349
Marginal Subjects Towards a Site of Possibility in the Teaching of Home Economics
375
Why Does She Call Me Darling? Culture and Affect in Overseas Language Immersion Programs
409
Teacher Education for TESOL in Malaysia The Pursuance of Conformity in the Context of Cultural Diversity
439
An Alternative Team Teaching Model for Contentbased Instruction
457

Inservice Training of Mathematics Teachers in Ashram Schools
193
Preservice Primary Teachers Affective Characteristics Towards Mathematics and Mathematics Education
209
Preparing Teachers for the New Civics Education
233
Preparing Future Secondary Teachers for Citizenship Educator Roles A Possible Direction for Preservice Education in the New Century
249
The Nativespeaking English Teacher Scheme in Hong Kong
489
The Effectiveness of Developing Preservice Foreign Language Teachers Through a SchoolUniversity Partnership
515
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About the author (2002)

Professor Yin Cheong CHENG is the President of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA). He is also the head of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Education Leadership and School Quality of the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

He has published internationally 14 academic books and 190 book chapters and academic journal articles on education effectiveness, paradigm shift in education, and management reform. Among his books, School Effectiveness and School-based Management: A Mechanism for School Development has been published in four language editions. Some of his publications have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Spanish, Czech, and Thailand languages. He was the chief editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education and Development six years and is at present serving on the advisory boards of 9 international journals.

Prof. Chenga (TM)s research has won him a number of international awards and recognition including the Awards for Excellence from the Literati Club in UK in 1994, 1996-98, 2001 and 2004. In recent few years, Prof. Cheng has been invited to give over 30 keynote/plenary speeches by national and international organizations such as APEC, UNESCO, UNICEF, ICER, ICSEI (Australia, Hong Kong and Canada), International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Ford Foundation (US, Africa), etc.

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