This chapter starts by presenting and exploring the historical changes in North Macedonia’s teacher education system since 1990, before linking these forward to the legacies they have left today. It identifies how teachers in the past were trained to be sources of information, but have now become facilitators in the processes of creating knowledge and developing skills. We argue that this current, broader role of the teacher means that there is now a need for more deliberate investment in teachers’ self-improvement. We conclude by suggesting that support for teachers that affirms, builds communities, and enables autonomy could be the most productive next step for improving teacher quality in North Macedonia.
|Title of host publication||The Palgrave Handbook of Teacher Education in Central and Eastern Europe|
|Editors||Marta Kowalczuk-Waledziak, Roza A Valeeza, Marija Sablic, Ian Menter|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Nov 2022|
- Teacher education, North Macedonia, Education Balkans,