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The Crisis in Teacher Education: A European Concern


reviewed by Geoff Whitty 1996

coverTitle: The Crisis in Teacher Education: A European Concern
Author(s): Anthony Adams, Witold Tulzasiewicz
Publisher: Falmer Press, London
ISBN: 0750702850, Pages: , Year: 1995
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Most teachers in England are trained either through a three- or four-year course of concurrent subject study and professional preparation or through a one-year course of professional preparation after a three- or four-year degree course in one or more specialist subjects. Until recently, the responsibility for the professional preparation, as well as subject study, elements of both routes has been vested in universities or other institutions of higher education. For the past ten years all pre-service courses have been subjected to accreditation against central government criteria. Since 1990, the government has also tried to challenge the higher education monopoly of teacher education by opening up new modes of training. Most of these have involved trainees’ spending more time in schools and giving schoolteachers a more prominent role in the training process. In the most radical schemes, schools rather than universities receive funding for teacher training and it is entirely up to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 3, 1996, p. 486-488
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1428, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 11:55:40 AM

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