ERIC Number: ED060236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Report on the Seventh Arab Teachers' Conference, 16-21 August 1969.
Ministry of Education, Cairo (United Arab Republic). Centre for Educational Documentation and Research.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) summarizing the Seventh Arab Teachers' Conference. The document discusses training, status, supply and demand, international cooperation, and current trends. Primary school teachers of both sexes are trained in regional centers with courses of five years after completing the ninth grade. The centers prepare primary school teachers for grades 1 through 6. Secondary school teachers are trained either by a one year professional college attached to Ain Shams University after passing through the faculty of arts or science, or by enrolling in teaching training colleges for four years after completing secondary school. In the UAR, teachers enjoy the same status as public servants; all teachers belong to professional associations. There is a shortage of teachers in foreign languages, science and mathematics; the UAR has adopted a number of compensatory measures. There are many programs for teacher exchanges and training in foreign countries, particularly among the Arab states. Current trends emphasize expansion and upgrading of present teacher training programs; when circumstances permit, elementary school teachers are required to attend the university. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Educational Supply, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, International Programs, Professional Recognition, Professional Training, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Exchange Programs
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Cairo (United Arab Republic). Centre for Educational Documentation and Research.