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ERIC Number: EJ1177055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-5968
An Outsider's Viewpoint of Germany's Teacher Education Reform: What Kind of Influence Was Brought by Teacher Education Standards?
Tsujino, Kemma
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v19 n1 p85-96 2015
In this article, teacher education reforms in Germany were analysed from a Japanese outsider's viewpoint. To describe the feature of "Germany" is never easy because of its diversity; however, from an outsider's viewpoint, certain unified features can be made clear. The symbol of today's reform is the teacher education standards from federal level symbolized with content standardisation. Most of all, its influence is radicalized in the first stage of teacher education--university. In the first stage, the framework regularising at a European level through the Bologna Process pushes the reform from behind. Through data analysis as well as field research in different states of Germany, the features of reform influence are described.
International Society for Teacher Education. Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Niels Juelsgade 84, 8210 Aarhus N. Denmark; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Japan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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