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ERIC Number: EJ1080316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Teacher Training in England and Wales: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
Robinson, Wendy
Education Research and Perspectives, v33 n2 p19-36 2006
Policy, theory and practice in initial teacher education in England has a long history of turbulence. This paper reflects upon this history and examines those key aspects of initial teacher education which have shaped past, present and future developments. Following a brief historical overview of key developments in the field, the issue of where best to train the teacher--in school or in an HEI--is considered. Then, the content of training, and those qualities and skills most desired in the new teacher are discussed. Finally, there is some informed speculation about possible future developments in teacher training in the rapidly changing world of the twenty-first century.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)
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