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Hamilton, Miriam; O'Dwyer, Anne – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The rich diversity of pupils entering Irish primary schools has risen in recent years. This prompts initial teacher education (ITE) programme designers to be increasingly aware of how to best prepare and support student teachers. Consequently, it is important that such diversity be reflected among cohorts entering ITE. This research explores…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Jackson, Denise; Hancock, Phil – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The development of discipline-specific skills and knowledge is no longer considered sufficient in graduates of Bachelor level degrees in Business. Higher education providers are becoming increasingly responsible for the development of a generic skill set deemed essential in undergraduates. This required skill set comprises a broad range of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Business Administration Education, Job Skills
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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
Between 1937 and 1952 three differing philosophies for the reform of NSW schooling found expression in three successive ministers for education. David Drummond, the Country Party minister during the Great Depression, wanted to extend the well-established democratic principle of equality of opportunity and the formation of character. He emphasised…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational History
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Munn, Pamela – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Using the notion of travelling global policy, this paper discusses the ways in which teacher education in Scotland has responded to world-wide demands on school systems. It highlights the embedded practices which have resisted an unequivocal move to a market-based approach in initial teacher education and contrasts this with approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Global Approach, Educational Practices
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O'Brien, Jim; Torrance, Deirdre – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
This paper discusses the recent origins and development of professional learning and especially preparation programmes for Scottish school principals. Scotland has adopted a "standards" based approach to continuing professional development and a Framework of Standards has emerged since 1998. A synthesis of the official reports and some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Education, Professional Continuing Education