Centre for International Teacher Education
The Centre for International Teacher Education (CITE) was founded in 2014 with the understanding that teacher preparation and teacher classroom performance are at the heart of enhancing education quality and ensuring that education acts as a vehicle for achieving equity and transformation in society.
CITE acts as a national, regional, and international centre of excellence for research and policy dialogue about education policy and teacher education. The Centre will drive state of the art research into teacher education in South Africa and internationally, will curate and disseminate this research, and will use the research to inform discussions between policy-makers, scholars, teachers and the broader public, so as to bridge the policy-practice gap about teacher education in South Africa and contribute to evidence-based policy-making.
To become a local, national, regional, and international centre of research excellence in education policy and teacher education.
The vision is to generate research capacity and academic outputs in teacher education that informs broader discussions of education transformation in South Africa.
NRF SARCHi Teacher Education Chair at CPUT
The specific objectives of the SARCHi Chair is to:
- Develop a rigorous and robust programme of research and scholarship to advance knowledge in the field of teacher education.
- Support and build research capacity.
- Bridge the current education policy-practice gap in South Africa and contribute to evidence based policy making.
- Build on existing initiatives in the field of teacher education in South Africa and globally
- Initiate and build a platform of research, research capacity, policy discussion, academic debate, and collegial collaboration pertaining to education policy and education in South Africa