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Validating Teacher Competency Standards In Myanmar

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Teacher competency standards are important for increasing the quality of teaching and learning. Originating in the United States, the primary objective of teacher competency standards was originally to improve the status of the teaching profession. More than 70 years on, professional standards for teachers are now widely used as policy mechanisms to both assess and enhance the quality of teaching.

Teacher standards have been implemented in many countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The justification for teacher standards, as researchers such as Linda Darling-Hammond have highlighted, lies in the notion that improved teaching will create greater conditions for student achievement……………………………………..