Training for preschool and primary teaching is provided through a four-year program at three teachertraining colleges, all of them in Paramaribo, though a part-time program is offered in one of the other districts, where students can study four days a week and at a teacher-training college on weekends. Training for junior secondary teaching is provided by the Advanced Teacher Training College. Vocational and technical teachers are trained at a special training college for vocational teachers. In their third year students learn pedagogical techniques and practice-teach in a school one day a week. The entire fourth year is spent in practice teaching.
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