European and Language Awareness Education for Teachers

  • Witold Tulasiewicz


Introduction: A personal education delivered in the form of an academic diploma at a level freely chosen by the individual and rewarded by employment at an institution appropriate to his or her competence is the only qualification expected of all entrants to teaching. The completion of a professional preparation which enables them to teach their subject or other specialism while widely required is not compulsory in all cases since exceptions can be made in subjects in which there is a shortage of teachers or in the senior classes of secondary education where the teachers personal or academic education is accepted as adequate for what has been described as lecturing rather than teaching. There is moreover no agreement on the form professional preparation should take regarding either the duration of courses or the place where the training is received.