Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for the Education and Training Sector in England: Development and Change in Generic and Subject Specialist Provision

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This report reviews the current system of initial teacher education (ITE) for the
education and training sector and its development from earlier systems. The report also discusses subject-specialist teaching in the education and training sector, leading to a provisional assessment of the potential of the current ITE system for enhancing subject-specialist pedagogy. The report begins by contextualising the development of ITE from the post-war period to the beginning of the New Labour years, followed by a more detailed discussion of the reforms introduced by Labour governments in 2001 and 2007 and the moves away from regulation introduced by the Conservative–Liberal Democrat Coalition government. The report then discusses the main features of the qualifications framework established following the Lingfield Review of 2011-12. The final part of the report focuses on the development of subject-specialist pedagogy in ITE courses, relating concerns expressed by Ofsted to debates about teacher knowledge and vocational pedagogies. A model for understanding approaches to subject-specialist pedagogy is developed, and applied to consider the potential of the current ITE system for strengthening this area of professional development.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherThe Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Commissioning bodyGatsby Charitable Foundation
Number of pages64
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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