Teacher education refers to the practices, policies, and procedures employed to prepare prospective teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required to facilitate learning among students in formal classrooms, schools, and community settings. Over the years, and in many countries, as education has come under greater scrutiny from within as well as from outside the profession, the process of teacher preparation has become increasingly controversial as well as complex. This entry examines the current concerns about traditional teacher education in the current global and domestic contexts, identifies the intercultural challenges, and reviews cases of successful teacher education programs.

Preparing Teachers for Global and Domestic Diversity

Teacher education practices can vary greatly from country to country. In some countries, an elementary or primary school teaching certificate can be ...

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