Contextual issues impacting on teacher education
This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. The main focus of this research paper is to explore some contextual issues that have left their impacts upon education, specifically teacher education in Japan and Egypt. Following a clarification of the key concepts, two main forces (religion and history) that shaped both societies were discussed. The differences and similarities between teacher education in Egypt and Japan were highlighted in light of contextual issues. Data for this study were collected through reviewing relevant documents in both Arabic and English in order to pinpoint how contextual issues affected certain elements in teacher education in both countries. Qualitative data specifically on Egypt were utilized to have an understanding of how pre-service and in-service teachers perceive some current status of the teaching profession.
Prof Mohamed Ahmad Abdel-Dayem and Dr. Ali S. Ibrahim
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Distance Education Research Paper Teacher Education Teacher Training