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A review of the national system for teacher training : The Korean case of national universities of education

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  • Kim, Hye Sook
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Education


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Title A review of the national system for teacher training
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The Korean case of national universities of education

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Kim, Hye Sook

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[Hong Kong]:The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Date 2002-12
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education&Development:vol. 5(no. 2)
Pages 44
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Education
Holding The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Abstract

This article reviews the historical developments and major characteristics of the system, and further discusses its strengths and weaknesses, related issues, and implications for reforming the teacher training system. The analysis shows that the national system is a wonderful mechanism to produce balance between teacher demand and supply under usual circumstances. (The rest omitted)

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[English]
This article argued that the current elementary teacher training system mostly by national universities has couple of limitations. The overemphasis on uniformity can harm creativity and openness spirit of students. The national system can also hinder voluntary bottom-up reform to enhance the quality of education.

[Spanish]
En este artículo se alega que el sistema actual de formación de maestros de primaria que imparten principalmente las universidades nacionales tiene algunas limitaciones. Priorizar excesivamente la uniformidad puede dañar la creatividad y el espíritu de apertura de los estudiantes. El sistema nacional también puede obstaculizar una reforma integral voluntaria para mejorar la calidad de la enseñanza.