The High-Level Group on the Modernisation (they’re European) of Higher Education held a press conference on June 18, 2013, to announce a new report on the state of teacher training in Europe. The report calls for the establishment of certification training and teacher academies to address the current lack of such resources.
The group observed:
” … the wide range of excellent examples across Europe where governments and institutions take teaching and learning seriously and incentivizes its continuous improvement. Unfortunately though, this is the exception rather than the rule across Europe. “
The primary presenter at the press conference were European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Mary McAleese, chair, High-Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education.
While the press conference and press release reference the report, the report itself does not yet appear to be published online. Regardless, the report appears to call for a framework and/or strategy, but not necessarily offer one.
See the Higher Education Modernisation Agenda here: CLICK HERE
This is a complete list of existing documents published now from the group: CLICK HERE