The history of initial teacher preparation in international contexts

Peggy L. Placier, Moeketsi Letseka, Johannes Seroto, Jason Loh, Carmen Montecinos, Nelson Vásquez, Kirsi Tirri

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This chapter examines the history of teacher education in five nations-South Africa, Singapore, Chile, Finland, and United States-representing different continents, histories, political structures, cultures, levels of wealth, and economies. The nations were selected, in fact, because of this variability; Table 2.1 shows how widely they differ on a number of indicators. We hope the chapter will generate discussions about the role teacher education has played in national development and what teacher educators in different nations might learn from each other.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Teacher Education
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)9789811003660
ISBN (Print)9789811003646
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


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