The State of Teacher Education in France: A Critique

L’analyse comparative des différents systèmes de formations des maitres et des enseignants selon les pays se révèle toujours intéressante. L’étude du système français est particulièrement enrichissante pour l’Inde.

The study of teacher education systems of different countries working in different conditions and following different patterns holds great promise to improve teacher education system in general. The analysis of different systems of teacher education helps to understand that what works well and what not in different systems and conditions and this ultimately paves the way for improvement of teacher education systems across the globe. The French teacher education system that is going through a process of change and radical reforms seems an interesting case in this regard. The study of teacher education system of France becomes more significant in a sense that it is unique in many terms and was a topic of debate and policy reforms between previous and present government. In this backdrop, present research analyzes the on-going efforts, policies and practices of teacher education in France; makes a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunities, threat) analysis of French teacher education system; and identifies best adoptable teacher education policies and practices from France.

The author

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Misra is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Allied Sciences of M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India. His research specializations are Teacher Education, Educational Technology and Lifelong Learning.

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