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ERIC Number: EJ966956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1548-9566
A Proposed Certification Process for Business Teachers in Jamaica
Phillips, Gareth
College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, v3 n1 p23-30 2007
At the heart of teacher certification is the issue of teacher quality within an education system. Every education system depends upon the quality of the teachers to realize its goals. A major challenge within the wider context of an education system is meeting the needs of students who must be able to function within the world of work. In order for students to make seamless transitions from the classroom to the workplace, it requires that teachers be equipped with the skills to adequately prepare students to fill these demands. The current thrust towards increasing the quality of teaching within the Jamaican education system, as proposed by the Task Force on Educational Reform Jamaica Report, 2004, provides the impetus for dialogue and decisions regarding the approach to standardize teacher education and by extension standardize the subject area practitioners' skills and expertise. Currently, no such system exists and what obtains is failing miserably. This paper proposes subject area certification requirement for business educators within the Jamaican education system and identifies the workplace skills and competencies for business educators and business students in Jamaica. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica