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Jess, Mike; McEvilly, Nollaig – Education 3-13, 2015
With career-long professional learning increasingly seen as a significant element of teacher education, this paper proposes that there is a need to acknowledge the complex nature of the professional learning process. The paper explores lessons learnt from over a decade of professional learning efforts by the Developmental Physical Education Group…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Physical Education, Training Methods, Capacity Building
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Sayed, Yusuf; Sprague, Terra; Turner, David; Smith, Alan; Paulson, Julia; Shields, Robin; Shrestha, Purna Kumar; Unterhalter, Elaine; Vaughan, Rosie Peppin; Smail, Amy; Tungaraza, Frida; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamah; Barrett, Angeline M.; Bunwaree, Vasant K.; Alhawsawi, Sajjad; Hanna, Helen; Soudien, Crain; Motivans, Albert – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
As the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, there are a growing number of processes, preparations and debates on what a post-2015 agenda and framework will look like. The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) (as chaired by the United Nations Development Programme) is leading the planning of efforts…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Equal Education
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Chien, Chiu-Kuei Chang; Lin, Lung-Chi; Chen, Chun-Fu – Higher Education Studies, 2013
Taiwan has undergone radical innovation of its educational system in the wake of political liberalization and democratization, with a request for a change in the idea which diverts from "de-centralization" to "individualization." The reforms have led to two main features of pluralism and generalization of education in our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Educational Change, Multilingualism
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Dolan, Anne M. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Lifelong learning has become a prominent fixture in educational policy in recent years in many countries around the world. In terms of teacher education, it is now widely accepted that initial teacher education is insufficient for the lifelong professional needs of teachers. From September 2012, initial teacher education in Ireland will be offered…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Teacher Education
Tian-Ping, Yang – Online Submission, 2012
Since implementation of reform and opening-up policy, China's teacher education has got significant success on policy design, legislation process, theory research, system reform, model innovation and teaching qualification system building. Teachers' educational background level has been increased. Teachers' professional ethics and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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McLaughlin, Juliana Mohok – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2011
Pacific Island countries are recipients of considerable education reform projects, many of which are sponsored by various global donor agencies. These agencies have become partners for development in the region. Research cautions that development projects may have detrimental influences as their designs and delivery often ignore the economic,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Liu, Jun; Dai, Zhongxin – Higher Education Studies, 2011
This article discusses the impact of the advent of primary English on the development of College English in China. The advent of English in primary schools as a teaching subject has brought about a downward shift of focus of the English education system in China. Basic English education will be accomplished in primary and secondary schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College English, Elementary School Curriculum, Articulation (Education)
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Thakrar, Jayshree; Zinn, Denise; Wolfenden, Freda – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
The challenges to teacher educators in sub-Saharan Africa are acute. This paper describes how the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) consortium is working within institutional and national policy systems to support school-based teacher professional development. The TESSA consortium (13 African institutions and 5 international…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Consortia, Educational Resources