A SEARCH FOR STANDARDS IN THE FIELD OF TEACHER EDUCATION IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO-the quest for legitimacy. SAMUEL LOCHAN AND BEULAR MITCHELL. Increased complexity of the field of teacher education. More offerings at undergraduate and postgraduate levels Online offerings Blended offerings
Clearly articulated public standards for teachers and the preparation of teachers and a governing body to manage the field of teacher education.
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Institutional governance-management by well established university system
Professional Governance- management by strong independent professional organizations
Political Governance- management by ministries or government
Standards setting and arrangements for governance are really achieved through negotiated settlements between contending agencies at different points in time. Standards may change and the governance arrangements may change as the as the social and political forces change and as the research agenda develops to shape policy and practice.