ERIC Number: ED389690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Initial Teacher Training: South Asian Approaches. Quality in Basic Education: Professional Development of Teachers. Papers Prepared for a South Asian Colloquium on Teacher Training in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 1992).
Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
This publication is one of two prepared for a South Asian Colloquium on issues related to teacher training in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The papers in this volume focus on innovations and alternative strategies designed to improve quality in teacher education at preservice phase. The publication is in five sections. The first four sections were prepared by the respective national Ministries of Education. Section 1 is on Bangladesh and includes an overview of literacy and primary education and a discussion of provisions for initial training of teachers, the funding of education, and problems and remedies. Section 2, on India, includes a brief history of India's educational system, a review of key issues in the National Policy of Education, a discussion of issues facing Indian educators in the nineties, and several data tables. Pakistan is the focus of section 3 which looks at historical perspectives on teacher training, training of elementary and secondary teachers, qualifications for teacher educators, innovations in teacher training, analysis of teacher training programs, financing of teacher education, and recommendations for future development. The fourth section is on Sri Lanka and covers inservice and preservice teacher education, successful innovations in teacher training, problems and issues, and statistical information. The final section is an overview by Beatrice Avalos which summarizes the educational context and the characteristics, issues, and alternatives of teacher education in general and in each of the four countries. (Individual sections contain references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
Identifiers: Asia; Bangladesh; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
Note: For related reports on Quality in Basic Education, see SP 036 329-333.