Issues And Problems In Teacher Education: An International Handbook

Hardcover | April 1, 1992

EditorHoward B. Leavitt

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This reference is a survey of the major issues in teacher education today in a representative group of 21 countries around the world. This volume gives an overview of current problems and policies, approaches and trends, and future outlooks for deans of schools, colleges, and departments of education; directors of teacher education programs; government officials involved in education; and teachers and students engaged in comparative education and teacher training. The country studies are written, with one exception, by native scholars and experts. This international handbook assesses recruitment conditions, pre-service teacher education policy, governance and quality control issues, research needs, professionalism and the activities of teacher educators, inservice education services, and the development of native and indigenous teacher training in developing countries. This reference opens up new lines of research in worldwide trends, problems, and new directions needed in the future. The appendix provides a comparative table of statistics relating to factors in teacher education, and a bibliographic essay presents key research materials for further study.

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This reference is a survey of the major issues in teacher education today in a representative group of 21 countries around the world. This volume gives an overview of current problems and policies, approaches and trends, and future outlooks for deans of schools, colleges, and departments of education; directors of teacher education pro...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 1992Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0313259917

ISBN - 13:9780313259913

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?This edited volume examines the major issues and problems associated with teacher education in 21 countries. Eight major areas are covered: teacher recruitment, the content of preservice teacher education, governance and quality control, research, professionalism, the teacher educators themselves, inservice education, and the development of native, indigenous teacher education. The handbook provides a comprehensive overview of each of the teacher education systems presented. Rather than simply comparing teacher training in a particular country with the US, the authors discuss the issues within a local historical, political, and cultural context. For example, after providing a general background of Brazilian education within a socioeconomic context, Jose Maria Coutinho describes Brazil's educational system in more detail, and relates a brief history of teacher education. A discussion of six issues and problems currently under debate in Brazil follows his description. Olusola Avoseh's chapter discusses the impact of various missionary groups and British education on Nigeria's educational system and further details Nigeria's efforts to increase the professional status of teaching and to attract abler students. Of particular interest is the impact of Western educational practices on 13 of the countries and how these countries are reformulating their own educational institutions as they eliminate some unwanted foreign policies and practices. Highly recommended for graduate students, upper-division undergraduates, and faculty.?-Choice