ERIC Number: EJ721192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-1
Reference Count: 18
Technical Teacher Training in Greece: Trends, Concerns and Innovative Attempts
Kantonidou, Maria M.; Chatzarakis, George E.
European Journal of Teacher Education, v28 n3 p245-258 Oct 2005
Any attempt to upgrade the status of a profession will focus on the qualification required and acquired by those who practice it. The technical teacher profession is no exception. This paper provides an analysis of trends and concerns associated with the initial training of technical teachers in Greece. The tone for the discussion is set by pointing out the role of higher education in the field and the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the two models in use. The curricular pathways the models aspire to offer are examined with reference to the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), the sole higher institution in Greece for the education and training of teachers of technical and vocational subjects. Central to this is how the teaching practice system employed at ASPETE offers a powerful "tool" for the preparation of prospective technical teachers and of the "learning" professionals of the future.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Technology Education, Technical Education, Teacher Qualifications, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece