The History and Prospects of Teacher Education in Taiwan: Continuous Quality Improvement
When the government revised the original Normal Education Law of 1979, renaming it the Teacher Education Act of 1994, the teacher education system entered a stage of diversification. The education courses have shifted from the planned type to reserve type. Implementation methods have shifted from government funding for prospective teachers to private funding with government grants. More than 20 years after teacher education reform was promoted, direction of teacher education has been changed. To guarantee the quality of teachers, the Ministry of Education began by controlling the quantity of teacher education, announcing the Enhancement Programme for teacher education, increasing institutional evaluation and assessment, and promoting credit chart for trainee teachers. This article firstly inquired the history of teacher education in Taiwan. Secondly, quality improvement plans and controversy of teacher education basing the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement were analysed. Finally, feasible suggestions giving insight into teacher preparation policymaker were described.
|關鍵詞||品質提升、師資培育、歷史與展望、quality improvement、teacher education、history and prospects|