Gaston Mialaret (Cahus, 1918-Garches, 2016) was one of the most prominent scholars in the field of psycho-pedagogy. This contribution tries to present briefly his career and principal works, and analyses specifically his study on Teacher Education (La formation des enseignants, Paris, Puf, "Que sais-je?" 1977) as it still provides meaningful insights on open and debated issues, in Italy and abroad. Mialaret’s clear and concise view on the link between education and research, on a progressive and controlled future teachers’ sense of responsibility, on the continuous monitoring and evaluation needed casts a light on the interpretation of the current state of Educational Research.
Keywords: Gaston Mialaret, teacher education, research methods in education, pre-service teacher training, pedagogical content knowledge.