Survey on Initial Teacher Education Programmes in Mathematics and Science
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The survey is being conducted by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), in close cooperation with the European Commission. It has been designed by the Eurydice unit which coordinates a network producing studies and comparative analyses of education systems and policies in Europe.
More than 800 higher education institutions in Europe providing more initial teacher education will be surveyed during March and April 2011 in the frame of two Eurydice reports on mathematics and science education in Europe to be published in the autumn of 2011. Teacher education is an important factor for ensuring high teaching standards and good educational outcomes. Nevertheless, the present lack of comparable information on the content of initial teacher education programmes for mathematics and science teachers, due to the high level of institutional autonomy, makes European wide comparison in this area complex.
In response the Eurydice Survey on Initial Teacher Education Programmes (SITEP) has been launched in order to establish how specific competences and skills, which are considered crucial for future mathematics or science teachers, are taught within existing initial teacher education programmes and how they are integrated in the overall workload.
Data from more than 2500 different initial teacher education programmes in these fields will be collected via the online survey. 22 linguistic versions were prepared taking in considerations the country specific terms and interpretations.
Extracted from SITEP