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The article discusses school linked models for teacher education in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden, and what, if any, are the consequences of the models in terms of teacher quality. The authors note a substantial variation between countries in terms of integration between the institution and the school, emphasis on practical learning, embedding of teacher education and duration of teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2008
This study compares student responses and performance after receiving two types of feedback, that provided by model answers and that provided by personal comments. In 2004 and 2005, a total of 183 students in first and honours years biology courses were provided with both types of feedback, and their perceptions and preferences were explored using a questionnaire. Questionnaire results showed that a majority of students wanted both kinds of feedback, but that there was a preference for personal over model feedback.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2008
Reconstructing Dominant Paradigms of Teacher Education: Possibilities for pedagogical transformation in Fiji
The article examines the variant educational models that are being implemented in Fiji. The author explores the historical factors that contributed to that educational approach. The study finds that despite the mechanistic practice and local culture of teacher education in Fiji, there are indications that point to future possibilities and hope, but that dominant techno-rational, and individual cultures of practice need to be developed by a socially localized program for teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008