Teachers are increasingly seen as a critical element in the teaching and learning process in schools. Many factors are known to influence the education of children and youth in the education system. Socioeconomic factors such as poverty, inequitable school funding, and access to quality early childhood care are a few of the factors that impact student learning and development. However, teachers are still considered to be an important determinant in student learning and success. This emphasis on the role of the teacher in the classroom further highlights the importance of how teachers are trained and educated. Teacher training typically occurs in institutions of higher learning. Many teacher training programs and institutions are reviewed by accrediting bodies like the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education ...

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