ERIC Number: ED360283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation in Teacher Education.
This report examines the ways in which New Zealand's six colleges and schools of education have reacted to new responsibilities and challenges in producing better teachers and adapting to changed governmental requirements. It is based on interviews conducted with senior staff at the six institutions which are the main providers of teacher education in New Zealand. The report indicates that all the colleges are committed to degree programs as the norm for educating elementary teachers. All the colleges are acquiring contracts, primarily with the Ministry of Education, to develop curricula and implement teacher professional development programs. The colleges are investigating and piloting more flexible ways of delivering courses of preservice teacher education, including shortened courses and off-campus courses. Colleges are also recognizing the value of other types of educational experiences of students entering preservice teacher education programs. Colleges are using many approaches to improve the quality of practice teaching experiences. The colleges' increased autonomy is encouraging them, and a more competitive environment is forcing them, to pursue quality assurance goals more vigorously. (Contains 22 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Contracts, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Quality Control, Schools of Education, Student Experience, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
New Zealand Council for Educational Research Distribution Services, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand