A Generic Teacher Education Program that meets Contemporary School Needs

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The majority of initial teacher education programs offered at Australian universities qualify graduates to teach in the age-related contexts of early childhood/primary or secondary: contexts that reflect the organisational evolution of schools in Australia. The development of middle schooling and stand-alone middle schools that cater for upper primary and lower secondary students has challenged the traditional primary/secondary organisational separation, as well as ‘age-restricted’ teacher education programs. Increasingly, teachers with a broad understanding of child development are required in order to meet developmental and academic needs across a wide age range of students (de Jong & Chadbourne, 2005; Knipe, 2012; Knipe & Johnston 2007).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBig Fish Little Fish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print) 9781107432314
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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