Teaching Teachers: Primary Teacher Training in Europe - State of Affairs and Outlook

15-07-2014

This study provides input to the European Parliament’s Committee on Education and Culture on teacher quality in primary schools in Europe. It assesses the state of initial teacher training, early career support and continuous professional development in Europe from the perspective of individual teachers and teacher educators. We report on the extent to which these subsystems within the continuum of teacher education help teachers confront challenges in their classrooms, at school and system level. The report takes stock of reforms in the sector following previous recommendations. The study concludes with policy recommendations on how to further improve teaching quality through teacher education.

This study provides input to the European Parliament’s Committee on Education and Culture on teacher quality in primary schools in Europe. It assesses the state of initial teacher training, early career support and continuous professional development in Europe from the perspective of individual teachers and teacher educators. We report on the extent to which these subsystems within the continuum of teacher education help teachers confront challenges in their classrooms, at school and system level. The report takes stock of reforms in the sector following previous recommendations. The study concludes with policy recommendations on how to further improve teaching quality through teacher education.

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Johan Bokdam and Inge van den Ende (Panteia) ; Simon Broek (Ockham IPS)