The National Institute of Education and Mathematics Teacher Education: Evolution of Pre-service and Graduate Mathematics Teacher Education
The National Institute of Education (NIE) is the sole teacher education institution in Singapore. This chapter considers the various kinds of knowledge that make up the knowledge base of a mathematics teacher of substance, and illustrates in detail the various programme designs which NIE implements to ensure the development of such a knowledge base in pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers. The special features of NIE, such as the symbiotic relationship of its mathematicians and mathematics educators and its adaptation of good practices from around the world, are described in some detail to cast light on how it has been generally successful in carrying out this purpose. Challenges ahead and possible future directions for improvement are also discussed.
KeywordsTeacher education Teacher education programmes Singapore Mathematics education Teacher knowledge Pedagogical content knowledge Subject knowledge Postgraduate mathematics teacher programmes
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