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close this bookPrimary Teacher Education Curricula as Documented: A Comparative Analysis (CIE, 1999, 38 p.)
close this folder2. Contextual Frames
close this folder2.2 Comparing the development of the programmes
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2.2.3 Views of the teacher

Another finding from this preliminary comparison is the lack of agreement about what kind of teacher is desired, not only across the sites, but within them. There is evidence in all our examples of competing approaches and visions - perhaps symptomatic of different underlying ideologies. There are of course political implications as well as professional ones about the teacher’s role: most states like to control teachers while insisting they deliver the curriculum effectively, while many educationists argue that only teachers who are prepared to exercise their own professional judgement can offer high quality teaching in the modern world (Stuart and Tatto, forthcoming).