Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Domain of Communication Skills in Generic Teachers’ Competency: England, Ireland, Australia, Canada and Turkey
Filiz METE

Teacher is one of the most essential and significant component of education .The competency of teacher affects the quality of education. The developments in communication technology have provided uninterrupted communication at any moment in all areas in a globalizing world. In this context, communication skills have gained importance. The Educational approach that has undergone important changes in the last century is based upon interactive classroom environment, which directly requires teacher’s communication skills. Therefore, we decided to study educational environments where skills expected from teachers can be used effectively. Furthermore, this study reviews comparatively generic teacher competency studies conducted in England, Ireland, Australia, Canada and Turkey. The main concern is to reveal how communication as an important domain of education is handled in these countries contexts. Document analysis through a survey of literature is conducted to investigate the similarities and differences between their standards set for generic teachers about the communication skills. Online databases were analyzed comparatively for documentation. As a result, this study revealed what dimension reviewed countries handled communication skills and at what levels they considered them essential. Moreover, both similarities and differences were found between the main domains of the countries’ generic teacher competencies.

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