Initial Training for History Teachers: Structures and Standards in 13 Member States of the Council of Europe
Ecker, A. (Ed.). (2003). Initial Training for History Teachers: Structures and Standards in 13 Member States of the Council of Europe. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing.
The Council of Europe's work on history teaching in secondary schools, has three main thrusts: Curriculum development, textbooks and teaching materials, and teacher training. All three issues should take into account societal developments and the cultural needs of coming generations. This pilot study is the first comparative study on the structures of initial training for history teachers to be carried out in several European countries. The aim of the study is to provide information that will raise the level of professionalism not only of history teaching, but also of teacher training.
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