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see teacher trainingteacher training,
professional preparation of teachers, usually through formal course work and practice teaching. Although the concept of teaching as a profession is fairly new, most teachers in industrialized nations today are college or university educated.
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Previous years' exams were often published in normal-school catalogues, making them available to students preparing for future admission.
Such contracts were in the states' interest because they increased the teacher supply, but tuition waivers also made a normal-school education affordable for many students.
Shakespeare was ever-present on normal-school reading lists; at Westfield, students read The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Hamlet or Macbeth, as well as a comedy.