Eurydice Presentation at the Conference ‘Europe needs Teachers’ organised by ETUCE Brussels, 12 June 2006. Structure of the presentation. 1. Scope and Definitions. 2. Accreditation and Evaluation of Initial Teacher Education.
1. Scope and Definitions
2. Accreditation and Evaluation of Initial Teacher Education
3. Accreditation and Evaluation of In-Service Teacher Education
4. Quality Assurance in Teacher Education: Future Challenges
Evaluation: A general process of systematic and critical analysis leading to judgments and/or recommendations for improvement regarding the quality of a (teacher) education institution or programme.
Accreditation: A process by which an institution or a programme is judged by the relevant legislative and professional authorities as having met predetermined standards in order to provide (teacher) education or training and to award the corresponding qualifications (where they exist). The accreditation procedure presupposes that the programmes or institutions to be accredited are evaluated.
1. Specific or general regulations on accreditation/evaluation
2. Main features of external and internal evaluation
4. Use made of results
2. Existence of official regulations on accreditation/evaluation
3. Main procedures
4. External bodies undertaking accreditation/evaluation
7. Use made of results
Types of providers of in-service teacher education
Several bodies responsible in some countries
External bodies undertaking accreditation/evaluation
Main procedures of accreditation/evaluation
11 countries use all or almost all of the procedures, mainly on a compulsory basis
Scope of accreditation/evaluation
No regulations on the scope of accreditation or evaluation in about half of all countries
Frequency of accreditation/evaluation
Use made of results of accreditation/evaluation
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