Reshaping Teacher Training to Get the Right Education System for a Knowledge Society

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Societies move from a labour-intensive economy into more of a knowledge-based economy. In terms of training teachers to prepare their students with the right skill set for the 21st century labor market, the Flemish Community of Belgium has reshaped its teacher training system and starts in 2019–2020 with the so-called educative master’s. This chapter analyses the underlying logic of the reforms for teacher recruitment, development and support for teacher education, and the remaining challenges. Finally, it makes critical comments with regard to the proposed reforms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Teacher Education for the 21st Century: Trends, Challenges and New Directions
EditorsMarta Kowalczuk-Walędziak, Alicja Korzeniecka-Bondar, Wioleta Danilewicz, Gracienne Lauwers
PublisherBarbara Budrich Publishers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-8474-2241-9
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2019


  • teacher education reform
  • Flemish Community of Belgium
  • challenges to teacher education
  • 21st century labor market


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