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ERIC Number: ED435605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 31
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Global Demands for Quality: Realities and Myths in the Improvement of Initial Teacher Preparation.
Avalos, Beatrice
This article is based on experiences in the field of teacher education and attempts to induce institutional change from a ministerial (hence, political) location. The first section considers the international context in relation to education and discusses how quality is conceptualized in policy documents. The second section looks at how concerns for quality are inserted in policy formulations regarding teacher education reform. It outlines what real issues are in teacher education but also notes myths about what might support or hinder the effectiveness of change in this area. In the third section, these issues (realities and myths) are examined in relation to the experience of reforming 17 teacher education institutions in Chile. The article finishes with reference to lessons and open questions arising from this experience of change. (Contains 27 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile