Full-text resources of CEJSH and other databases are now available in the new Library of Science.
Visit https://bibliotekanauki.pl


2015 | 3(47) | 129-140

Article title


Title variants

The Main Notions of the English Teacher Training Problem in Belgium

Languages of publication



The aim of the article is the analysis of the main notions of the English teacher training problem in Belgium. While investigating we used the method of scientific research, studied and systematized the printed sources of the given problem. The higher teacher training education in Ukraine is to promote the Ukrainian participation in the educational sphere of Western Europe. The action requires the training of the qualified specialists who learns English. It determines the topicality of the research. Today the native teacher training process is directing the integration to the European educational sphere. Thus, the studying of the modern content and the main terms of the pedagogical education in Europe and in Belgium has a particular meaning. In the research we have discovered the following notions of the English teacher training in Belgium: administrative and territorial organization of the country, the system of education, the establishments of the higher education, the normative legal instruments and the content of the English teacher training. In the country there are two different systems of education: the system of education of the French community and of the Flemish community that pay the author’s attention to the peculiar structures of secondary and higher secondary education. It has been investigated that the teacher training in Belgium is being realized according to the qualifications: the teacher in the kindergarten, primary, secondary and higher secondary school, specializing in English. The author describes the differences in understanding and interpretation of the notion «the content of education». We discovered that the European Qualification Framework and the National Qualification Framework as the main legal documents of both Belgium and Ukraine have slight difference. While describing the notion of «educational program» it has been found that the term has completely different meaning in European system of education. They usually use «curriculum» instead. It has been noted the essential groups of courses for obtaining the qualification of the English teacher in Belgium: curriculum of psychological, pedagogical, educational, methodological and linguistic directions, the courses on choice and practice in school. The article confirms that one can’t fully understand the teacher training in Western Europe without studying them. The problem isn’t completely researched in Ukraine that shows the perspective of its further investigation.



Document Type

Publication order reference


YADDA identifier

JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.