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Title: One Size Doesn't Fit All: Teacher Education In Developing Pacific Island Countries
Contributor(s): Serow, Penelope Anne  (author)orcid ; Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid ; Burnett, Greg (author); Sullivan, Terry  (author); Smardon, Dianne (author); Tarrant, Jodana (author); Angell, Emily  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: In global terms, the world is facing chronic teacher shortages "that will persist beyond 2015 for future decades to come if current trends continue" (UNESCO, 2013). UNESCO reports that the East Asia and Pacific Region need to fill an additional 57,000 teaching positions to achieve universal primary education standards. The closing of the global teacher gap requires development of new policies and strategies in hand with a financial commitment that has a long-term focus. In one developing Pacific Island country, a new model is being implemented where they have partnered with an Australian university to develop quality teacher education programs with a Pacific focus. This article will report on the needs analysis, the development of this strategy, the design hurdles, and the implementation phase of the project.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 18(2), p. 18-28
Publisher: International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE)
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1029-5968
Field of Research (FOR): 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130311 Pacific Peoples Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
939906 Pacific Peoples Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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