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ERIC Number: ED451130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Teacher Education in Ireland: The North.
McMahon, Harry
This paper examines teacher education issues in Northern and Southern Ireland, setting the scene for an invitational conference for teacher education professionals. It begins by discussing such key issues as the desire to: contribute, help set the scene, help set the scene for teacher education professionals, and help set the scene for teacher education professionals in Ireland. Seven conference objectives include: launching professional discourses about policy in Ireland and the wider European community; addressing issues of difference between the Northern and Southern systems; and identifying possible shared initiatives. The paper discusses current practice and concerns and emerging futures, noting how Ireland differs from England and Wales and examining the development of three working groups to address: teacher competencies; courses, cooperation, and initial teacher training (ITT) structures; and the coordination of ITT, induction, and early inservice training. It also discusses partnerships between schools and higher education institutions, current practice in teaching, and current practice in research. It examines current concerns such as the relationship between personal development and institutional development, the role of the Irish language in the Northern and Southern systems, and the funding of teacher education in the North. It concludes by examining issues of difference, commonalities, and complementaries. (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)