ERIC Number: EJ746432
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Publication Date: 2007-Jan
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Challenges to University Autonomy in Initial Teacher Education Programmes: The Cases of England, Manitoba and British Columbia
Young, Jon; Hall, Christine; Clarke, Tony
Teaching & Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v23 n1 p81-93 Jan 2007
Since the middle of the twentieth century in England and Canada responsibility for the design and delivery of pre-service teacher programmes has been located primarily in universities and their Faculties/Schools of Education. Operating within a tradition of university autonomy, the governance of these programmes is nonetheless constrained by the accreditation and certification requirements of the state and the profession and the pragmatic demands of teachers' work. Over the last two decades, a variety of provisions have been made to regulate the pre-service preparation of teachers in both countries that have afforded quite different roles and authority to the state, the university, and the teaching profession. It is the interplay of these pressures on the governance of initial teacher preparation in three different jurisdictions--England, Manitoba and British Columbia--and the characterisation of teacher preparation associated with each, that is the focus of this article.
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Universities, Governance, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom (England)