ERIC Number: ED389685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Improvement in Initial Teacher Training and Co-operation in Distance Education in Asia: Interim Statement and Action Plans. Commonwealth Secretariat-UNESCO Regional Roundtable (Penang, Malaysia, October 24-November 4, 1992).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).; Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
This publication reports on the Commonwealth Secretariat UNESCO Regional Roundtable, which was held in Penang, Malaysia as a follow-up to the 1992 Colloquium on Alternatives in Initial Teacher Training, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. There were 28 participants from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. This report includes an interim statement identifying critical issues related to the quality of teacher training in these countries including the process of change, improving teacher performance, and the quality of teacher educators. Action plans of the five nations participating in the previous colloquium were presented and are described in this report. These projects addressed: (1) strengthening the organizational framework of teacher institutions and related activities; (2) alternative strategies for initial teacher training; (3) development of resource centers; (4) professional development of teacher educators and managers; and (5) social mobilization and awareness as a means of improving teacher training. Appendices include a list of participants and details of the country action plans, including rationale and objectives, activities, and expected outcomes for each project. (ND)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Long Range Planning, Preservice Teacher Education, Resource Centers, Teacher Education Programs
Commonwealth Secretariat, Education Programme, Human Resource Development Group, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, England SW1Y 5HX, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).; Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
Identifiers: Bangladesh; India; Maldives; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
Note: For related reports on Quality in Basic Education, see SP 036 330-334.