ERIC Number: EJ1098131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Initial Teacher Education in the University "My Little Ship, How Ill-Laden You Are"
European Journal of Teacher Education, v39 n2 p147-158 2016
Initial teacher education programmes in universities must meet the needs of varying constituencies. Politicians, school leaders and academics, for example, understandably seek to influence how these programmes should look. Given the importance of well-qualified teachers for the building of effective schools, it is right that a range of stakeholders should have their say. The Donaldson Report on teacher education in Scotland (2011) has much to say regarding the academic content of teacher education programmes. It offers food for thought for those wedded to the "craft" model of teacher education. Academic rigour and breadth of experience cannot be seen as inimical to the need to ensure that newly qualified teachers are, indeed, ready to teach. The rediscovery of liberal approaches to education studies and the value of the liberal arts can be key components of a reimagined teacher education process.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Models, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Liberal Arts, Position Papers, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Improvement, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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