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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(5), 278-282
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-5-7
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Pre-Service Biology Teacher Preparation in the Usa And Ukraine: Comparative Study of Professional Education Training

N. M. Shchur1,

1Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University, Ternopil, Ukraine

Pub. Date: April 28, 2014

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N. M. Shchur. Pre-Service Biology Teacher Preparation in the Usa And Ukraine: Comparative Study of Professional Education Training. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(5):278-282. doi: 10.12691/education-2-5-7


Developing the teacher education has become popular tendency all over the world. It is caused by the fact that teacher training influence both educator effectiveness and students’ outcomes. Teacher education is treated as a lifelong learning that goes from the pre-service training to the retirement. Increasing the level of pre-service teacher education is vital for improving teacher quality and students’ achievements insofar as it develops the basic teacher competences which are necessary to accomplish teacher work correctly. In Ukraine there are a lot of challenges in pre-service teacher education that have to be dealt with. The experience of developed countries is very essential for identifying the most appropriate ways to cope with the challenges in Ukrainian systems of teacher training. In this article there have been investigated the peculiarities of pre-service biology teacher education in the USA and Ukraine. The advantages and disadvantages of Ukrainian professional education training of pre-service biology teachers and the strategies for its improvement have been determined on the basis of comparative analysis of both countries.

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