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ERIC Number: ED544583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: ISBN-0-7053-1075-2
Student Teacher Placements within Initial Teacher Education: A Report by HM Inspectors of Education
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
In September 2004, the Minister for Education and Young People asked HMIE to undertake a review of student teacher placements, report on good practice and make recommendations for improving the quality and provision of placements. This report is an outcome of that review. Its findings are based on fieldwork in schools and teacher education institutions (TEIs), discussions with the principal stakeholders in teacher education and an analysis of statistical data provided by the TEIs. The report shows that the recent increased demand for more teachers has put a strain on the traditional arrangements for organising student teacher placements. Through the partnership arrangements between the teacher education institutions, education authorities (EAs), and schools, improvements were being made during the period of this review to secure more reliable provision of placements. However, further working in partnership is required by the principal stakeholders to ensure that all student teachers obtain suitable placements. Key Issues and the way forward are presented. Appended are: (1) Key features of effective practice in student teacher placements; (2) Supply and demand of student placements; (3) The views of TEIs; (4) The views of students; (5) The views of schools; and (6) The views of EAs. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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 - Evaluative
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)