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ERIC Number: ED539540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7053-1098-1
Progress with Student Teacher Placements
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
This is a report on the progress that has been made since HMIE published "Student Teacher Placements within Initial Teacher Education" in October 2005 in response to a request by the Minister for Education and Young People. The report was based on extensive fieldwork and consultation over session 2004/2005, activity which itself contributed to awareness raising, and developmental thinking and action, in advance of its publication. The report found that education authorities had made significant progress in devising and implementing policies and systems for placing of student teachers in a wider range of their schools. Schools have responded positively. Overall, there was encouraging evidence that the agencies involved had all continued to make progress in providing good placements for students. Teacher education institutions have also developed the effectiveness of their approaches to improving communication with schools. Across all partners, roles and responsibilities are more clearly defined and the planning of placements has improved. Nevertheless, there is still more to be done on improving the number and organisation of suitable placements, in areas such as assessment, and in assuring the quality of placements, particularly where schools and teachers are becoming involved for the first time.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)