Globalization and the Preparation of Quality Teachers: Rethinking Knowledge Domains for Teaching

Mar. 30, 2010

Source: Teaching Education, Volume 21 Issue 1 (March 2010), pages 19 – 32.

Preparing quality teachers has become a global concern as all nations strive for excellence at all levels. Yet, there is little consensus around what constitutes quality and how quality teachers might best be attained.

The current article takes up the issue of quality teacher preparation by exploring several pivotal questions: What might quality teaching mean in a global context?
What should globally competent teachers know and be able to do?
What are some of the issues, dilemmas, barriers, or structures that seem to interfere with teacher education reform and hinder movement towards internationalization in teacher preparation?

The discussion is framed by five knowledge domains for teaching and articulates how these domains could support quality teaching in a global context.

Updated: Oct. 12, 2010