A critical analysis of initial teacher education policy in Australia and England: past, present and possible futures

Jasman, Anne M. (2009) A critical analysis of initial teacher education policy in Australia and England: past, present and possible futures. Teacher Development, 13 (4). pp. 321-333. ISSN 1366-4530

Abstract

The quality of schooling and the teaching workforce are global issues. The author uses a futures methodology to reflect on the past and speculate on the future of initial teacher education policy. The first section looks back at initial teacher education over the last 10 years to clarify and critique the policy directions that are currently driving the preparation of the teaching workforces in England and Australia. The second section looks beyond this to speculate on key changes that are likely to impact on what will be expected of the teaching workforce in 10 years’ time. Propositions on the knowledge, beliefs, values, commitments, roles and responsibilities that members of a teaching workforce might be expected to have in the future are then offered for consideration. Finally some suggestions are made as to ways in which initial teacher education could respond now to these possible changes.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Associate Professor Anne Jasman
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 07:56
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: education policy; initial teacher education; future education scenarios and workforce
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/13664530903578264
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20258

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