QC should host a national institute for teacher training: Opinion

April 7, 2021
A national institute exclusively dedicated to teacher training should be created to train teachers in Quebec, writes Université du Québec en Outaouais professor Jérôme St-Amand. The author describes how prior to the 1960s, teachers were trained in normal schools. After normal schools were abolished in 1964, the Ministry of Education created an education system that would train teachers. St-Amand explains that QC teachers today often quit the profession before completing even five years of experience, and attributes this to inadequate training. The author questions why faculties of education are given the responsibility of training teachers, and instead calls for the development of a national institute dedicated to teacher training, in which students can work with experienced experts. Journal de Montréal (QC)