ERIC Number: ED207969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Report of the National Inquiry into Teacher Education.
National Inquiry into Education, Canberra (Australia).
Based on national interviews and public discussions, this report to the Australian Department of Education contains recommendations for the future direction of Australian teacher education as well as information on present methods and procedures. The history and social context of education in Australia are presented in introductory chapters, followed by sections treating teacher education as continued professional development, the nature of inservice, preservice, and induction practices, the role of teacher educators and institutions, manpower planning, and research in teacher education. Among the recommendations are: (1) increased cooperation between all educational entities; (2) a required core of preservice studies consisting of subject disciplines, pedagogy, research methods, and practical experience; (3) the provision of at least five days of inservice education outside of school hours each year; (4) more comprehensive orientation procedures for beginning teachers; and (5) the establishment of a national advisory body to initiate, monitor, and review teacher education developments. Estimated costs for implementing the procedures are given in a concluding statement. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Education, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: National Inquiry into Education, Canberra (Australia).