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Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Science Teacher Education

An International Perspective

Editors: Abell, Sandra K. (Ed.)

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Analysis of past developments in teacher education in Pakistan has shown that substantial progress has been made in this field. It has, however, been pointed out that education of science teachers still needs much improvement. At the present, there is an emergent need to meet the shortage of qualified science teachers and at the same time to bring qualitative improvements in the courses offered in teacher education institutions. First, we recommend that the 1-year duration of teacher preparation is grossly inadequate for all teaching courses, and should be lengthened, and the qualifications for entrance be increased. We believe that teaching must be made a graduate profession. For example, the basic qualification of primary school teachers for admission to teacher education institution should be increased. We recommend that PTC should be made a 12 + 2 year program. Similarly, CT, 12 + 3; B. Ed. , 14 + 2; B. S. Ed. , 12 + 4; M. A. Ed. , 14 + 3; and M. Ed. one year after B. Ed. or B. S. Ed. Secondly, we think the quality of instruction in teacher preparation programs should be improved. Most teachers in the teacher preparation institutions use the lecture method most of the time. Prospective teachers behave like passive listeners to their teachers. They do not participate in the teaching/ learning process. Some instructors even dictate their notes to the preservice teachers. When the teachers join schools, they behave the same way.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • International Perspectives on Science Teacher Education

    Abell, Sandra K.

    Pages 3-6

  • The Development of Preservice Elementary Science Teacher Education in Australia

    Appleton, Ken (et al.)

    Pages 9-29

  • Reform in Science Teacher Education in Italy

    Borghi, Lidia (et al.)

    Pages 31-43

  • Science Teacher Preparation in Lebanon

    BouJaoude, Saouma

    Pages 45-74

  • Science Teacher Education in Pakistan

    Iqbal, Hafiz Muhammad (et al.)

    Pages 75-92

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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science Teacher Education
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • Sandra K. Abell
Series Title
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47222-0
DOI
10.1007/0-306-47222-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6455-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0272-4
Series ISSN
1878-0482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 237
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