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Improving teacher preparation

Dembélé, Martial; Schwille, John and Schubert, Jane. Global Perspectives on Teacher Learning: Improving Policy and Practice. Fundamentals of Educational Planning series, number 84 (2007). ISBN: 978-92-803-1300-0. Pages: 150. This publication argues that to formulate policy and design effective programmes for teacher preparation and professional development, the whole spectrum of teacher learning must be considered. Based upon a wide collection of current research on teacher education in industrialised countries, the arguments synthesize various critiques of professional development strategies. The books belongs to the series written primarily for those engaged in educational planning and administration, in developing as well as developed countries. It is also relevant to senior government officials and policy-makers. UNESCO