This paper suggests that more attention needs to be given to teacher training as part of efforts to provide universal primary education. To do this, it is argued that it is necessary to formulate models and practices that are conceptually strong, confident, and, whilst sensitive to the inevitable complexity and contrariness of local circumstances are capable of establishing discourse across and between communities. The authors point to the enormous significance of communication technologies for transforming the models and processes of teacher development and professional support. The paper aims to contribute to the establishment of a global debate around educational futures.
Presented to the 2nd European Conference on InformationTechnologies in Education and Citizenship: A Critical InsightBarcelona, June 26th, 2002. 30 pp.