Policy reform: Testing times for teacher education in Australia

Tanya Fitzgerald, Sally Knipe

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In Australia as well as elsewhere, initial teacher education has become centre stage to a political agenda that calls for global competitiveness in the knowledge economy. The common problem cited has been declining educational standards linked with the quality of teaching and teacher education. The avalanche of review and policy reform has exposed teacher education to neoliberal demands as well as political and public scrutiny. A policy web of interconnected concerns related to selection, curriculum, professional practice, graduation as well as employment fuels current reforms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-369
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Educational Administration and History
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

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