Overview of Teacher Education Systems Across the World

Maria Teresa Tatto, Stephen Lerman, Jarmila Novotná

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From a system as well as from an institutional perspective, the education of teachers is dependent on the occurrence of a number of interconnected events which are in turn closely related with the life cycle of teachers’ careers: entry to teacher education signals the beginning of teachers’ careers, and it comes accompanied by recruitment and selection processes and by individual expectations among those choosing to become teachers. The knowledge acquired during teacher education is expected to transfer into knowledge for teaching and, presumably, on improved pupil learning. In all instances teacher education evolves within and interacts with social, economic, and political contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew ICMI Study Series
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNew ICMI Study Series
ISSN (Print)1387-6872
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1745


  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Preparation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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