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Educational Collaboration across Borders: The Preparation of the Transforming Teacher Education. Redefined Professionals for 21st Century Schools Report
This article provides an account of the processes leading to the report Transforming teacher education. Redefined professionals for 21st century schools. This paper traces the rationale for the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes (IA), identification of institutional members, and the intended goals and objectives of the IA. The article also identifies the challenges of consolidating the vast amount of information across different contexts, languages and cultures, Finally, the key assertions in the IA report, including implications for coverage of initial teacher education, induction and professional development, and successful school, university and community partnerships, are highlighted.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
In 1997, Singapore's Ministry of Education (MOE) committed itself to an ambitious program of pedagogical reform in Singaporean schools in anticipation of the kind of institutional challenges that young Singaporeans were likely to face in the coming decades. Since then, the Ministry has designed and implemented a series of initiatives that will go a considerable distance to achieve its objectives. These initiatives focus on substantial changes in the system of 'instructional governance' in Singapore over the past decade, and efforts to change the pattern of classroom pedagogy. But the authors argue that these initiatives do not go quite far enough to close the gap between policy and practice.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2009