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.
About the Author
HOWARD B. LEAVITT is Adjunct Professor of Social Foundations of Education, School of Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and is also Director of the Council on Global Perspectives for the Professions. He has served as editor of the annual international yearbook on teacher education under the auspices of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank in overseas educational development.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Arthur W. Foshay
Arab Gulf States by Taher Razik
Australia by R.D. Traill
Brazil by Jose Coutinho
Canada by Russell Leskiw and Valerie-Dawn Ruddell Girhiny
China by Mae Chu Chang and Lynn Paine
Egypt by Taher Razik and Diaa A. Zaher
England and Wales by Harry Judge
Germany by Christa Handle
Israel by Miriam Ben-Peretz and Yuval Dror
Japan by Manabu Sato
Malawi by J.B. Kuthemba Mwale
Malaysia by A. Lourdusamy and Tan Sok Khim
Nigeria by Olusola Avoseh
Spain by Pilar Benejam and Mariona Espinet
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics by Joan B. Wilson
United States by Willis D. Hawley
Appendix: Comparative Statistical Table, Factors Relating to Teacher Education