The present study deals with the role of modern education today in relation to teacher education worldwide. This relation is strongly connected with influences between education/school and the State as well as with modern political , cultural, social and economical crisis which is considered as educational crisis too.
We argue that education as a part of the wider socio-political system has to create and promote all those possibilities that endorse educational changes in the era of crisis; therefore, modern citizen –and modern teacher also- in school and outside of school has to face the crisis in different environments (cultural, socio-economical, educational); in addition, dominating values and beliefs, ideologies and ways of decision making will play an important role to the formation of dominant concepts for modern education and society; This role is also connected with the concepts of globalization, multiculturalism and the formation of local-national-global citizen and education (Calogiannakis 2011). Our study is also based on the concepts of educational change, curltural change and social change.
Pella Calogiannakis & Kostas G. Karras