Redefining teacher education for the post-2015 Era: Global challenges and best practices

Maria Assunção Flores, Thuwayba Al Barwani

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This book commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET). During its 57th World Assembly in Thailand, the ICET Board approved the proposal presented by the Chair of the Board and the previous Chair to invite the board and ICET members to write on issues and challenges facing teacher education and how different countries are responding to the demands of the post-2015 era. This collection of chapters therefore is both a celebration of ICET’s continued global reach and a comprehensive view of the state of teacher education around the globe. Around the world, the teaching profession is undergoing critical stages of reform. The last twenty-five years have particularly been important as key players introduced significant initiatives that strongly influenced the shape of the education landscape. Thus to meet the demands of society and the goals of schooling, educators around the globe have been calling for change and transformation in the preparation and professional development of teachers. To this end, ideas, policies, models and best practices have been tried and shared and issues such as teacher recruitment and selection, curriculum of teacher preparation, induction, teacher evaluation and professional development of teachers have been discussed as a way of ensuring high quality teachers for highly demanding schools of the 21st Century. The chapters included in this book provide readers with international perspectives, frameworks and a wealth of insights, models and case studies from around the globe that serve to create an understanding of the role of teacher education in the Post 2015 education agenda. The editors hope that they inspire the readers to challenge teacher education in their own contexts and to change the future of education in more successful and renewed ways. This book will be an excellent resource for university faculty members and students concerned with teacher education in general and specifically those who have comparative and international interests. It will also be helpful to policy-makers, planners and higher education specialists.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages293
ISBN (Electronic)9781634845267
ISBN (Print)9781634844956
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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