Teacher Education

The quality of teachers and their continuing professional education and training remain central to the achievement of quality education. Yet today, the number and quality of teachers, teaching practice and teacher education are facing serious systemic challenges across the world.

Modern societies are increasingly based on information and knowledge. So they need to:

-build workforces which have ICT skills to handle information and are reflective, creative and adept at problem-solving in order to generate knowledge

-enable citizens to be knowledgeable and resourceful so they are able to manage their own lives effectively, and are able to lead full and satisfying lives

-encourage all citizens to participate fully in society and influence the decisions which affect their lives

-foster cross-cultural understanding and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

These social and economic goals are the focus of a country's education system, and teachers need to be equipped to achieve these goals.