Preparing Teachers for Early Childhood Education
Preparing Teachers for Early Childhood Care and Education brings forward several issues on teacher preparation which are not only significant in current contexts, but also for the future. The study provides data on the following emerging issues:
- Availability and coverage of teacher education institutions
- Regulation of quality of teacher education in early childhood care and education
- Curriculum and transaction methods employed for teacher education
- Open and distance education
The report provides a wide range of recommendations in order to address the above issues. Recommendations evolve around the following topics: 1) duration of the course; 2) ensuring equitable access with quality; 3) strengthening regulation of standards; 4) improve practice teaching; 5) involving teacher educators; 6) upgrading the curriculum; and 7) maximizing the potential of open and distance education.
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