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Conroy, James; Hulme, Moira; Menter, Ian – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2013
This paper reports on the introduction of a "clinical model" of teacher education at the University of Glasgow in 2011. The account is set against the backdrop of a review of major contemporary developments in teacher education. The common focus in this work is on such themes as the key function of the practicum, on "teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Models, Practicums
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Menter, Ian; Hulme, Moira – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2011
This article provides an overview of the background and recent developments leading to the current reshaping of teacher education in Scotland, starting with the developments emanating in the past decade from the McCrone Report and finishing with the recent Donaldson Report, "Teaching Scotland's Future." It documents the key features of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Influences
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Menter, Ian – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2011
This paper takes a sociocultural approach to questions around the professional identity of teacher educators in Scotland. Through an analysis of the historical trajectory of Scottish teacher education and its institutions, it is suggested that there are four distinctive groups of staff currently working in the university departments that provide…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Institutional Environment, Teacher Educators
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Christie, Donald; Menter, Ian – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2009
This paper examines the context for education research, including teacher education research, in Scotland. Concerns about research capacity are shared with other parts of the UK, but the distinctive context for teacher development and engagement in practitioner research create fertile ground for developments in teacher education research. Schemes…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Evaluation
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Wall, Karl; Campbell, Anne; Hextall, Ian; Hulme, Moira; Jones, Marion; Mahony, Pat; Menter, Ian; Murray, Jean; Procter, Richard – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2009
This paper acknowledges and refers to the recent online release and updating of the Teacher Education Group (TEG) bibliography. It offers a brief summary of how and why it was felt necessary to create the resource, what it covers and how it can be used. Broader issues of what skills and prior understanding a naive user of its various search…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Bibliographies, Educational Research, Online Systems
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Smith, Ian; Brisard, Estelle; Menter, Ian – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2006
In discussion of policy and practice on partnership between higher education providers and other stakeholders in initial teacher education (ITE), one significant approach has been to stress the desirability of developing models which are truly collaborative. This paper first discusses the "collaborative" model within a range of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education, Educational Trends
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Menter, Ian; Smith, Ian; Brisard, Estelle – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2003
The purpose of this research is to undertake a comparative analysis of policy and practice in initial teacher education (ITE) in two parts of the United Kingdom. Although the education systems of England and Scotland have been characterised as experiencing considerable autonomy since the Act of Union in 1707, the new context of political…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teacher Education