Contemporary perspectives on China’s Qualification Certificate Examination for Preschool, Primary and Secondary Teachers

Four key issues will be discussed at the seminar which will be facilitated by Dr Max Stephens, Mathematics Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education:

  1. Previous state of the National Qualification Certificate Examination.
  2. Background of the current policy—National Standards, Provincial Examinations, County Recruitment, and School Enrolment. Several important educational policies and laws are addressed in this part.
  3. Other related standards, including Curriculum Standards for Teacher Education and Professional Standards for Teachers.
  4. Key characteristics of the National Standards and Syllabus of the Qualification Certificate Examination for Teachers.

The last part looks especially at the role played by Qualification Certificate Examinations. Issues to be addressed include the gap between ideal and reality; distinguishing between students majoring in education (eg, from a Normal University) and those originating from non-education colleges and courses; the balance between university autonomy and exam orientation; balancing the advantages of traditional paper-and-pencil examinations and the possibilities afforded by computer-based testing.


Tuesday 8 September, 12.30-1.30pm
Theatre Q227
Level 2, 234 Queensberry Street
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The University of Melbourne

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