The Malaysian Teacher Standards: a look at the challenges and implications for teacher educators

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Author: Goh, Pauline Swee Choo


Talks of education transformation to improve the quality and outcomes of education in Malaysia culminated in the articulation of standards for teachers. The all new Malaysian Teacher Standards (MTS) launched in 2009 is to establish 'high competency' standards for the teaching profession and to increase the status of teachers in Malaysia. This article briefly describes the standards that concern teachers and teacher educators alike. It is proposed that there are three challenges to the standards system that teacher educators may face. First, on transforming ingrained beliefs, values and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Quality; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Educators; Teachers; Student teachers; Teacher training; Competency standard

Geographic subjects: Malaysia; Asia

Published: Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 2012

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Journal volume: 11

Journal number: 2

Journal date: June 2012

Pages: pp. 73-87

ISSN: 1570-2081, 1573-1723 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 108.785

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