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Chua, Bee Leng; Liu, Woon Chia; Chia, Stephanie Shu Ying – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The Professional Practice and Inquiry (PPI) course was introduced to equip pre-service teachers with the knowledge, skills, and values required to develop them into reflective practitioners with a strong teacher identity. This study looks into the efficacy of the course in the preparation of thoughtful and reflective teachers. Self-reported…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Identity, Educational Practices
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Koh, Caroline; Liu, Woon Chia; Chye, Stefanie; Divaharan, Shanti – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This study examines student teachers' views on their country and on National Education (NE), with the aim of promoting teachers' understanding of the need for NE. A 40-item survey was administered to 1,650 student teachers, to assess their sense of belonging, protective attitude, perceived right, ethnic tolerance and community and political…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy, Praxis
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Wang, Chee Keng John; Liu, Woon Chia – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
The National Education (NE) programme was set up in Singapore schools in 1997 to inculcate a national identity and values in the younger generation. Teachers in schools are given the important role of developing a shared sense of nationhood among their students. However, no study has yet examined the motivations for teaching NE in schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Nationalism, Citizenship