Mobility Framework & Standard for Teacher Trainees
Issues in European Education Series No. 6
Edited by Julie De Ganck & Walter Baetens
Distributed by Coronet Books
208 pages, Illustrated
$69.50 Paper original
The aim of MOST, a three year Comenius 2.1. project, was to develop a European standard of competencies for the beginning teacher. The development of this standard was based on action research by the mobility of teacher trainees for the purpose of teaching practices and a joint evaluation for the recognition of it.
Intensive efforts were made to develop a structural framework to facilitate future mobility of student teachers and teacher trainees within Europe. The application of the common system of credits (ECTS) and academic recognition was therefore implemented. Organising exchange programmes between different partner institutions is an important incentive to develop a shared understanding of the similarities and differences between the school systems of different European countries and to identify the key competencies a beginning teacher should possess to function in a European context.
This volume reflects on the educational outcomes of the project. The theoretical framework behind the project is discussed in a companion volume also published in this series (Issues in European Education Series, No. 7).
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