TEACHER TRAINING IN ROMANIA
Teacher training in ICT is not compulsory, but every 5 years teachers have to attend general training courses (including ICT) representing 100 credits. The annual evaluation report done by the school council for every teacher includes a section regarding ICT training and another section for using ICT in the classroom. The results of annual evaluation reports are compulsory for getting a salary increase.

TUFrance : http://www.educnet.education.fr/en/ICTE-training%20
- C2i® level 2, “teacher”: this certificate aims to improve teachers’ ICT skills so that they can prepare students for the B2i®.
- Pairform@nce : this tool gives priority to new training methods, alternating between classroom and distance learning, as well as teachers’ collective work in order to promote the professional use of ICTs.
- The support system for ICTE coordinators working with IA-DSDEN (regional education authority inspectors/directors of regional education services), who are tasked with overseeing the adoption of ICTE and B2i® practices in schools, also seeks to update their training with the help of ICTs.

Hungary:
Teachers are supported financially to buy a laptop and train themselves in courses (only 50% of the total amount)
- spring 2008: 10 000 teachers examined and finished postgraduate course or training in ICT.
- 2004 – 2008: 30 000 teachers graduated postuniversity courses in competence- based education and ICT with supporting computers, laptops etc.


Spain: Training is not compulsory for teachers although they have to get 60 hours in 6 years if want to be paid a little more. From this point of view, improving depends on the choice of each professional in education which sometimes is a trouble for implementing new plans or tools.

TURKEY:

In Turkey, teacher training practices are inefficient and not sufficient. There are many teachers and in-service training of these is quite challenging. Because we chnage curricula, teacing styles, and have different teaching places, we have to provide a continious training. In education and trainin period it is very difficult to create time for training. On the other hand on summer months theachers have 3 months for holiday and they are not so motivated in taking trainig on these months. Also teacher training in Turkey is quite cenralized. On contrary it should be provided that a province based training system should based. And Ministry of Education should follow general progress of teachers with some field surveys. Lastly half of teachers are under age 35 and that teachers are eager to adapt to new ICT practices.

Teacher training centres in Slovakia and in Czech Republic:

Such centres (only for ICT training) do not exist now. ICT training programmes are mostly included in the offer of commercial educational centres and are paid. The price is high.

France : http://www.educnet.education.fr/en/ICTE-training%20 - C2i® level 2, “teacher”: this certificate aims to improve teachers’ ICT skills so that they can prepare students for the B2i®. - Pairform@nce : this tool gives priority to new training methods, alternating between classroom and distance learning, as well as teachers’ collective work in order to promote the professional use of ICTs. - The support system for ICTE coordinators working with IA-DSDEN (regional education authority inspectors/directors of regional education services), who are tasked with overseeing the adoption of ICTE and B2i® practices in schools, also seeks to update their training with the help of ICTs.