The purpose of this chapter is to explore the trends and challenges in teacher education and teacher professional development in the context of recent Argentinean educational reforms. This chapter synthesizes several of our studies on the matter. First we analyze the implications of teacher education as a political project, discuss the central components of the educational policies that characterize this century and the present features of the teaching force. Secondly, we discuss the process of educational reform in the 90´s and the impact of international agencies in the main policy decisions in Argentina. In addition, we discuss the new scenario set for teacher education in the context of the national education law enacted in December 2006. Finally, trends and challenges for teacher education and professional development are analyzed on the light of policies that define education as a public good and a civil right.
Mónica Pini and Sandra Musanti and Jorge Gorostiaga and Myriam Feldfeber and D. Oliveira. Teacher education and professional development in the context of Argentinean educational policies: Current trends and challenges. Greece: Athens-Atrapos Editions: International Handbook of Teacher Education World Wide: Issues and Challenges. II, : 571-586.
INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF TEACHER EDUCATION WORLD-WIDE