Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

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.

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© 2010: Atrapos editions

Publication Title

INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF TEACHER EDUCATION WORLD-WIDE

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