Measuring Pre-service Teachers’ Asia Literacy and their Preparedness to Teach Asia

Jul. 01, 2016

Source: Teaching Education , Volume 27, Issue 3, 2016, pages 229-247

Asia literacy is a growing concern of the Federal Government in relation to the development of an Asia literate workforce. The present study sought to identify the Asia literacy needs of 54 undergraduate pre-service students in a teacher education programme of study at a regional university.

The results indicated that few respondents considered themselves to be Asia literate and most did not believe they were ready to teach about Asia. However, the majority of respondents wanted to know more about Asia prior to graduation. The results indicate that much needs to be done to support students and universities in preparing students to teach about Asia.

Updated: Jan. 17, 2017