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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(16), 1138-1144
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-16-3
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Where We Are and Where We Need To Be: Pre Service Science Teacher Preparation in China & Sri Lanka

Aregamalage Sujeewa Vijayanthi Polgampala1, Hong SHEN1, and Fang HUANG1

1School of Education, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, #1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430074, P.R. CHINA

Pub. Date: October 13, 2016

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Aregamalage Sujeewa Vijayanthi Polgampala, Hong SHEN and Fang HUANG. Where We Are and Where We Need To Be: Pre Service Science Teacher Preparation in China & Sri Lanka. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(16):1138-1144. doi: 10.12691/education-4-16-3


The rejuvenation of a nation depends upon education and the development of education depends upon teachers. Thus, quality teachers are the spine for representing overall teaching levels. This is more in science education, the training of these teachers to the standards is a great need. This article discusses a proportional look into the pre service science teacher preparation in Sri Lanka and China with comparison to the National Science Standards in U.S.A. The reforms, pre service science teacher training and science teacher professional education systems contribute to producing competent science teachers to the education system in both the countries at different levels. However, it cannot meet the standards for remarkable increasing requirements of highly qualified science teachers in the context of new science education reform. More effective measures should be taken to improve pre-service science teacher education and it must also be altered, which is not easy. In this paper an attempt is made to bridge the gap between the previous reports findings, highlights problems associated with the planning and organization of in-service training and proffered recommendations towards improving classroom instruction and organization of in-service training for prospective science teachers teachers.

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