Examining the implementation of the supported teaching practice in the English section of the Northcote campus : a managing change perspective

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Examining the implementation of the supported teaching practice in the English section of the Northcote campus : a managing change perspective

 

Author: Pang Lam, Yuen-hing Lucy
Title: Examining the implementation of the supported teaching practice in the English section of the Northcote campus : a managing change perspective
Degree: M.A.
Year: 1996
Subject: English language -- Study and teaching -- China -- Hong Kong
Student teachers -- Training of -- China -- Hong Kong
Northcote College of Education
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of English
Pages: ix, 104 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1246531
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/4319
Abstract: The Northcote Campus of the Hong Kong Institute of Education has undertaken a new way of organising teaching practice for student teachers. It is called the " Supported Teaching Practice" (STP). Reflective teaching is the emphasis. Much support is required of parties outside the campus, namely, the secondary school principals and regular subject teachers to help to build up this reflectivity. This study examined every single event and process in the implementation of STP to find out the crucial factors from the managing change perspective that had facilitated or hindered the implementation process. The findings revealed student teachers had done little reflective teaching as far as English teaching was concerned. The reasons for lack of reflectivity were mainly some weaknesses in implementation, such as the means of disseminating information, the specification of goals and roles, the problems of communication and coordination, and the inadequate resources. This study therefore recommends efforts to achieve a clearer definition of goals and roles, more involvement of stakeholders, a better way of motivating stakeholders and providing more resources as essential to greater success of the program. The present evaluation exercise has informed parties concerned of actions to be taken to make the program a sound and worthwhile one for all users within the innovation system.

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