Comparison of Teacher Licensing between the United States of America and Malaysia: Implementation and Practical Implication
Education Journal
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 190-194
Received: Mar. 24, 2014; Accepted: May 13, 2014; Published: May 30, 2014
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Kahirol Mohd Salleh, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia
Nor Lisa Sulaiman, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia
Heidi Frederiksen, School of Education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to address a conceptual challenge that arises to implement and the practical implication of teacher licensing. This paper will compare the practices of teacher licensing programs in Colorado, United States of America and similar teaching programs in Malaysia. It also addresses the challenge ahead to frame the teacher licensing application into the Malaysia education systems, particularly in teacher education programs. This challenge centers on articulating the teacher licensing program in Malaysia in terms of organization culture, teaching and learning practice, policy, and leadership. This paper is organized around three topics: (a) teacher licensing in Colorado, (b) challenges in adopting teacher licensing in Malaysia, and (c) discussion and recommendations.
Keywords
Teacher Licensing, Schools, Educational Development, United States of America, Malaysia
To cite this article
Kahirol Mohd Salleh, Nor Lisa Sulaiman, Heidi Frederiksen, Comparison of Teacher Licensing between the United States of America and Malaysia: Implementation and Practical Implication, Education Journal. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014, pp. 190-194. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.21
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