Caribbean Issues and Developments

Teacher Education in the Commonwealth

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The output of a regional teacher education seminar in Trinidad and Tobago in 1995. The objective was to examine developments locally and in other parts of the world, and determine priorities and projects for developing and strengthening teacher education in the Caribbean.



The Commonwealth of Learning and teacher education

Many countries have begun to experience the effect of a shortage of adequately trained teachers to meet effectively the expanding educational needs of their citizens. This phenomenon is by no means confined to developing countries although it is undoubtedly encountered with the greatest intensity there. As Perraton (1993) so aptly sums it up, 'public pressures to widen opportunities for schooling, and the very success of ministries in opening new schools in response to this pressure, mean that demands for schooling have run ahead of the supply of teachers.


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