2. Teachers

2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers

Both initial teacher education (ITE) and continuous professional development (CPD) are critical to ensure that teachers acquire the competences, skills and knowledge that allow them to respond to a range of classroom situations. Professional mastery is positively associated with teachers’ satisfaction. This is especially the case for teachers who work in more demanding contexts, such as schools with high levels of socio-economic and educational disadvantage and very heterogeneous groups of learners.

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Master’s Programme in ‘Educational Treatment of Diversity' (ETD) (Maģistraprogramma Dažādībaspedagoģiskierisinājumi)

The Master’s Programme in ‘Educational Treatment of Diversity (ETD) is aimed at Bachelor graduates in pedagogy, and at education practitioners (kindergarten pedagogues and administrators, school administrators, VET administrators, college and university administrators) willing to improve their intercultural competences. The programme aims at creating an interdisciplinary system of knowledge, skills and integrated socio-pedagogical, psychological and special pedagogical competences to mainstream diversity in education.

The programme content consists of two main parts:

Part A: Compulsory modules (including the research/master’s thesis), including courses on: ‘International and comparative frame of educational treatment of diversity’; ‘Educational treatment of special needs proceeding from cultural diversity’; ‘Management and programmes of educational treatment of diversity’, etc.

Part B: Optional courses, including: ‘Research methodology for educational treatment of diversity’; ‘Work integration and rehabilitation of people with diverse special needs’. The process is organised as e-studies, with weekly in-person or Skype meetings with professors.



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