The Strategy of Establishing the Regulations of Teacher Career Ladder and Teacher Certification in Taiwan through Inquiring into the Regulations of Teacher Career Ladder or Teacher Certification in Japan, United States and China
In order to promote teachers’ professional development, many scholars in Taiwan attempted to establish the regulations of “teacher career ladder” from 1998 to 2007. However, their endeavor and attempts remained as proposals because of immature social climate. For the purpose of breaking through this status quo and bottleneck, the researchers of this paper strove to inquire into the means of establishing the regulations of teacher career ladder or teacher certification in Japan, the United States, and China by way of not only analyzing their successes but also examining their setbacks. To reduce the resistance of implementation, the researchers proposed a “progressive strategy” to establish relevant regulations gradually and integrate them into a “teacher-career-laddercertification system” for Taiwan. The beginning teachers’ license and induction regulations might be established first in order to reduce the impact. Meanwhile, mentoring teachers’ certification regulations could be established in order to serve as mentoring teachers for the beginning teachers. The in-service teachers’ license and license renewal regulations could be established as a next step. This “teacher-careerladder- certification system” could avoid the drawback of over-segmentation caused by traditional teacher-rating system and essentially achieve the function of promoting teachers’ professional development and teachers’ career ladder. It is hoped that this system could facilitate the gradual professionalization of teachers in Taiwan.
|關鍵詞||初任教師執照、教師執照、教師執照更新、教師進階認證、教學輔導教師證照、beginning teachers’ license、teachers’ license、teachers’ license renewal、teacher-career-ladder-certification、mentoring teachers’ certification|