Where should Teacher Educators come from? November 20, 2009Posted by Philip Clegg in English for Progress.
Tags: British Council, British Council India, education, ELT conference, English for Progress, English Next India, in-service teacher training, NCTE, pre-service teacher training, Primary education, Project English, teaching English, Third Policy Dialogue
In the parallel session, ‘In-service and Pre-service English Language Teacher Education’, the room split into two groups to discuss the best way forward for in-service and pre-service teacher education.
One recomendation that came out was that Teacher Educators should come from schools and not from institutes or universities. They should be good teachers with a lot of practical experience and not traditional academics with doctorate degrees. What do you think?
Who is going to select these teachers? How to select them?
Should teachers be allowed to nominate themselves?
How do we replace the good teachers who we take out to become teacher educators?
Your comments please.