Preschools Teachers’ Sustainable Competencies Within New Kosovo Curriculum Framework

  • Arlinda BekaEmail author
Part of the Management and Industrial Engineering book series (MINEN)


Preschool Teacher Education and Sustainability has been a matter of discussions and researches among scholars and politicians worldwide for the last several years. Sustainability in Higher Education (including the Teacher Training) are seen by scholars and researchers as interlinked and interdependent with economic development and progress. Teacher Education in Kosovo following global trend in developing education has taken steps toward making this crucial link between Teacher Education and Sustainability in Higher Education. After several years of work in education reforms Kosovo authorities introduced the Kosovo’s New Curriculum Framework in 2011. This has been a major step in orienting Kosovo’s Education toward a competency based learning outcomes. The new Curriculum provides a set of guidelines for Teacher Competencies and the Teacher Education programs. It empowers the Faculty of Education of the University of Prishtina to provide the appropriate Teacher Training Programs according to the new Curriculum framework. This research paper will give a closer look to the Preschools Teachers’ sustainable competencies within New Kosovo Curriculum Framework and their implementation. It is a first time that a research is done on this topic in our country and the outcomes will help the improvement of Teacher Education Programs of the Faculty of Education. This research paper was conducted using policy analysis of documents, relevant documents, KCF, Teaching Curricula at Faculty of Education, etc.


Teacher education Competences Sustainability Curriculum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of PrishtinaPrishtinaKosovo

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