Describes how the changing educational environment demands continuous school-based teacher education (SBTE) for school development, teacher effectiveness and quality assurance. Suggests that SBTE should help teachers and the school to perform technical, human, political, cultural and educational functions at five levels. Asserts that the functions of SBTE can contribute to the strategic management process, facilitate whole-school development and enhance school effectiveness. Argues that a thorough understanding of the multi-functions of SBTE is necessary for effective design and implementation of the content and activities of teacher education in school. Provides a comprehensive framework for practitioners and researchers to understand the complex nature and potential contribution of SBTE in both local and international contexts. Copyright © 1997 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Copyright © 1997 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
CitationCheng, Y. C. & Walker, A. (1997). Multi-functions of school-based teacher education. International Journal of Educational Management, 11(2), 80-88.