Reform of Teacher Education in the Asia-Pacific in the New Millennium

Trends and Challenges

  • Yin Cheong Cheng
  • King Wai Chow
  • Magdalena Mo Ching Mok

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Yin Cheong Cheng, King Wai Chow, Magdalena Mo Ching Mok
      Pages 1-19
  3. Trends of Teacher Education Reform

  4. Challenges in Teacher Education in the 21st Century

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-239

About this book


In facing the challenges of rapid globalization, IT intensification, international competition and local demands for developments, educators, scholars and leaders in the Asia-Pacific region and other parts of the world are concerned with reforms of teacher education for the future of education in the new millennium. This edited volume aims to provide a global sharing of the major trends and characteristics of the ongoing teacher education reforms in this region and the major challenges and issues raised in policy formulation and reform implementation.

With a total of 14 chapters prepared by 18 scholars from nine educational systems – Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and United States – in the Asia-Pacific region, the book highlights the trends and challenges in the reform of teacher education in the region generally and in eight educational systems in particular. Most chapters directly or indirectly address the latest issues of teacher education and development at operational, site, and macro levels from a national or regional perspective.

This volume is of interest to teachers, teacher educators, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders in all developed and developing countries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yin Cheong Cheng
    • 1
  • King Wai Chow
    • 1
  • Magdalena Mo Ching Mok
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Research and International CollaborationThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationHong Kong

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