Challenges and Opportunities in Teacher Education Reforms
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This brief draws on lessons from Finland, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Uzbekistan to explore how governments can strengthen training and continuous professional development for teachers to boost their skills and improve student learning outcomes.
Acknowledging the constraints of stretched budgets, the brief highlights the importance of practicums as part of teacher training and of well-structured, personalized professional development throughout teachers’ careers. It notes the role that mentoring and digital technology can play in improving teachers’ skillsets and enhancing classroom experiences for pupils.