A Study on teacher education accreditation system in Germany

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Abstract

Through historical approach and documentary analysis, this paper attempts to offer a critical analysis of teacher education accreditation system in Germany. First of all, the influential factors of the establishment of German teacher education accreditation system are discussed from historical and international perspectives. A critical analysis of the two-layered accreditation system, the Foudation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes in Germany and the certified Evaluation Agencies, follows sequently to show the organizational structures and their missions of those two level institutions of German accreditation. Criteria for the accreditation of Evaluation Agencies, professional standards of teacher education and accreditation process are expounded consecutively to demonstrate the uniqueness, transparency and objectivity of teacher education accreditation system in Germany. Finally, this paper is concluded with a critical evaluation of German teacher education accreditation system with a view to proposing recommendations for the betterment of teacher education evaluation in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-57
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Research in Education Sciences
Volume54
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1

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Keywords

  • Accreditation
  • Evaluation
  • Germany
  • Teacher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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