Teacher preparation in Malaysia: needed changes

Goh, Pauline Swee Choo and Blake, Damian 2015, Teacher preparation in Malaysia: needed changes, Teaching in higher education, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 469-480, doi: 10.1080/13562517.2015.1020780.

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Title Teacher preparation in Malaysia: needed changes
Author(s) Goh, Pauline Swee Choo
Blake, Damian
Journal name Teaching in higher education
Volume number 20
Issue number 5
Start page 469
End page 480
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1356-2517
Keyword(s) teacher education in Malaysia
teacher preparation
practices in teacher training
change in teacher education
Social Sciences
Education & Educational Research
Summary The article attempts to present personal views of some changes that are needed to be made within teacher education in Malaysia. It uses one teacher education university as a point of reference to forward concerns. The university remains anonymous as it is not the intent of the article to critique the university but rather to highlight the more general challenges in preparing preservice teachers and to explore some approaches to improve teacher education within this university and its setting. The article starts by drawing together a set of concerns that face the field, arguing that three changes are needed to improve teacher preparation, namely (1) a curriculum that is grounded in the Malaysian context, (2) an improved practicum experience, and (3) to develop and situate practices in the schools. It concludes that the efforts to change within teacher education will not be easy, but needful; else the ultimate losers are the future teachers and their students.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13562517.2015.1020780
Field of Research 130106 Secondary Education
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
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