Approaches and models in technology teacher education: an overview

Frank R J Banks
1996, Vol. 1, No. 3,


In this paper, I give an overview of the different models and approaches to technology teacher education. Many of the issues which shape the requirements for the professional development of teachers are common to the different teacher education structures which exist, and the need to improve the quality and quantity of technology teachers is shared by all countries. By standing apart from any one country's programme, perhaps novel solutions to common problems will present themselves. I present here a framework for analysis which may be applied to a range of courses, both pre-service and INSET, and consider both new and traditional approaches to the education of technology teachers.

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