Research into initial teacher education in Australia: A survey of the literature 1995–2004

Jan. 15, 2008

Source:  Teaching and Teacher Education , Volume 24, Issue 1, January 2008, Pages 225-239


This paper presents the initial findings of a survey of research from 1995 to 2004 into initial teacher education in Australia. Teacher education research has grown rapidly over the last decade and it is timely to critically evaluate directions within the field.


An overview of the research is presented in terms of number and type of research projects, key research themes and topics, range of methodologies, general strengths and weaknesses, and key trends. The insights provided by this survey will be of value in establishing a context for future research, policy, and practice.

Updated: Feb. 05, 2008