The Teacher Development Summit, held in July 2009, was a ground-breaking event, which brought together for the first time all the stakeholders from across the teacher education and development sector in South Africa, with the primary goal of highlighting and addressing the challenges being experienced in teacher education and development, especially by teachers.
The Summit resulted in a Declaration that called for the development of a new, strengthened, integrated national Plan for teacher development in South Africa. Stakeholders represented at the Summit continued to collaborate after the Summit towards the production of the new Plan. This document represents the outcome of their work.
The Plan presented in this document is an Integrated Strategic Planning Framework for Teacher Education and Development in South Africa, and as such should be understood as part of an ongoing, dynamic planning process, which will continue to rely on the input of all teacher education and development stakeholders, and through which the quality of teacher education and development will be improved over time.
By the Departments of Basic Education and Higher Education and Training - April 2011.