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ISJ November 2015: Meeting the needs of a changing landscape: new innovations in international teacher preparation


Beverley D Shaklee, April A Mattix-Foster & Jennifer Lebrón


The world of teacher preparation is a quickly changing landscape. Technology, needs of the marketplace and economics are necessitating innovations in how we educate children and, in turn, how we prepare our teachers to teach them. In some instances the need for preparation of teachers has been the responsibility of the state and/or nation; in others it has been outsourced to business; and, in still others, it continues to be the responsibility of colleges and universities. What is consistent, despite the changing landscape and variance in who is responsible for teacher preparation, is parents’ desire to have high quality, expert instruction from a caring individual for their children.