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The experience and enlightenment of the construction of teacher development center in british and american universities

Yanyan Xu


The construction of teacher development center is still in the exploration period in China. How to systematically construct
the system of teacher development center and eff ectively promote the work of teacher development is an important topic. This paper takes
the University of Michigan in the United States and the University of Oxford Teacher Development Center in the United Kingdom as
examples, through the analysis of their strategic positioning, organizational structure, training methods and their characteristic projects,
combined with the domestic situation, puts forward the framework design and suggestions for the teacher development system.


Oxford University; University of Michigan; Teacher Development Center; System planning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v6i11.6650