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Trends in Teacher Education

Alka Behari

Introduction

Who are teachers? How can they be made? These are simple questions, yet they encompass a complex, contradictory and constantly changing set of responses. If teaching is considered an art, the selection and identification abilities would, perhaps, provide the answer. However, if teaching is considered a science then testing and verifiable ‘training’ experiences would be an answer. However, if teaching is visualized in a broad perspective then one may need to draw upon a combined approach to make ‘good’ teachers. Nevertheless, one may say, with confidence, that there is no single and unifying theory of teacher education existing today; therefore, the preparation of teachers and research are ...

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