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ERIC Number: EJ889341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Distance Teacher Education in Pakistan
Jumani, Nabi Bux; Zai, Zafar Iqbal Yousuf
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v10 n4 p381-389 2009
Distance education means instruction in which the instructor and student are separated by distance and interact through the assistance of communication technology. Distance education changes the learning relationship from the common, centralized school model to a more decentralized, flexible model. It also reverses social dynamics by bringing school to students, rather than students to school. The significance of teacher education can be realized from a quotation that "To improve teacher education is to improve teaching; to improve teaching is to improve the schools; to improve the schools is to strengthen the next generation which is a social duty of the first magnitude." [Citation needed. -Ed.] Teacher education is not an end in its self. It is a means to an end. The aim of teacher education is the aim of education. To improve the quality and efficiency of education system, preservice and in-service training programs of high quality are essential. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan