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A Variety of Teachers' Training Trends

Author(s): Regina Subotkevičienė
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas
Keywords: teachers' training; teachers' competence; the problems of teachers' training; the attitudes of teachers' training

Summary/Abstract: A lot of high requirements have been applied to the educational process in our developing society. An educator does not only become a subject teacher but also an information provider, an adviser, a social educator, a class leader and an elder friend, a researcher, a collaborating colleague, an innovator, an organiser of educational process as well as an accelerator of the teaching process. To become and remain a multidimensional personality, it is crucial that in the educational process the objectives of education must encompass autonomous learning, problemsolving and critical thinking, social competence, the ability to raise questions and find answers to these questions, the ability to manage one's time, analyse and evaluate various situations and etc. There are certain intrinsic and extrinsic determinants such as the development of information and communication technologies, changeable social needs for education and a shift in teacher's role in a reformed school, globalization and integration into the european union, the researchers of international education practice and comparative studies which have conditioned the reforms of lithuanian education for the last decade. The abovementioned has raised claims for teachers and become a prerequisite for educational reforms, i. E. To educate qualified and competent teachers in harmonising their initial preparation, qualification improvement and lifelong learning. Referring to the said issues there emerges a corresponding need to thoroughly analyse the works of various Lithuanian and foreign scholars in the sphere of educology, as well as highlight and reveal the urgent trends and issues of teachers' training. Having examined lithuanian and foreign scholars' works, we can maintain that teachers and schools in the presentday europe and around the world are coping with the same issues of teachers' training, i.e. Teacher candidate selection, professional and subjectrelated training, competence, the duration of training, teachers' professional selfawareness, status, teachers and organizers' partnership and etc. Western countries are seeking for alternative teachers' training methods strengthening the image of teacher's profession and ascribing it to a professional level. The integration of european education dimensions has become a sig-nificant factor influencing the process of education in a new economic, social and cultural environment of european countries. The key objective of these countries is to ensure the quality of training in the whole system of education. Lithuanian teachers' training trends, issues and improvement possibilities are analysed in the works of educologists, at the scientific conferences, as well as in the concept of teachers' training...

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 90
  • Page Range: 36-43
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Lithuanian