Delegates from 25 Commonwealth countries are meeting at a conference in Nairobi, Kenya currently to discuss teacher education.
Delegates from 25 Commonwealth countries are meeting at a conference in Nairobi, Kenya currently to discuss teacher education. The conference opened on Thursday (26 April) and runs through until 11th May.
The conference is on the broad theme of "Teacher Education in a Changing Society". It is organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, following a recommendation by the fifth Commonwealth Educational Conference, held in Canberra, Australia in 1971.
Those participating are specialists in the field and are discussing teacher education in the context of the rapid political, economic and technological changes which are taking place in countries both developed and developing.
The conference is discussing education in a changing society, the role of teachers in educational development, the training of teachers, the role and preparation of teacher educations and the costs of teacher education.
In addition to delegates nominated by Commonwealth governments, observers from international organisations are attending the conference.
SYNOPSIS: Delegates from 15 Commonwealth countries attending the opening session of a two-week teacher education conference at Nairobi University College on Thursday heard Kenya's Vice-President Daniel Arap Moi say: