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.
|Title of host publication||International Handbook of Teacher Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume 1|
|Number of pages||46|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2016|