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What's missing in teacher education? A middle years perspective

Aspland, Tania & Crosswell, Leanne (2002) What's missing in teacher education? A middle years perspective. Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, 2(1), pp. 13-18.

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Abstract

Recently in Queensland a group of concerned educators raised a key question: What is missing in teacher education? The group of teacher educators, teachers, educational consultants and other significant stakeholders met in Warwick to interrogate the nature of teacher education with a view to reshaping the key constructs in the field for the future. It was agreed at this meeting, as it has been elsewhere, that there is a serious need to rethink pre-service teacher education programs in Queensland. Major employing authorities are currently engaging in curriculum and pedagogical reform. Further, the intensification of teachers' work has reached a point where all teacher education authorities are cognisant of the increasing numbers of teachers who are struggling to contend with what is expected of them from a myriad of stakeholders.

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ID Code: 46768
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: teacher education, Middle years teacher education, middle years reforms
ISSN: 1445-2928
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2012 08:30
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:23

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