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ERIC Number: EJ1069574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Are Middle Years Teacher Education Courses Justifiable?
de Jong, Terry; Chadbourne, Rod
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v30 n2 Article 2 Nov 2005
The recent growth of separate middle schools for young adolescents raises the question--do we now need separate teacher education programs in middle schooling? Or, can the staffing requirements of middle schools be met adequately by existing primary and secondary teacher education programs? This paper provides a contribution to answering these questions by discussing the rationale underlying a new graduate diploma in the middle years of schooling offered at Edith Cowan University. In doing so, the paper draws attention to the contested nature of innovations in teacher education and some uncertainty about what the future holds for them.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A