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Mayer, Diane – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
In this paper, I analyse the history of teacher education in Australia from 1974 to the current policy moment in which questions are increasingly being asked about the quality of teaching and teacher education. Teacher education is, and has been, a highly scrutinised domain in Australia. Since the 1970s, we have seen more than 100 reviews of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Educational Quality
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Murray, Jean; Passy, Rowena – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
This article examines the relationship between pre-service teacher education (ITE) for primary schooling and primary teaching in England between 1974 and 2014, and explores the "fitness of purpose" of the current system of preparing teachers for the classrooms of the twenty-first century. Our historical analysis suggests that, despite 40…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Korthagen, Fred A. J. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
Many studies reveal a huge gap between theory and practice in teacher education, leading to serious doubts concerning the effectiveness of teacher education. In this paper, the causes of the gap between theory and practice are analysed. On this basis, and grounded in a three-level model of teacher learning, the so-called "realistic approach" to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Curriculum