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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2013

Southern Cross University

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Teachers For The Future: An Unmet Need, David Lynch May 2013

Teachers For The Future: An Unmet Need, David Lynch

David Lynch

In 2000 Central Queensland University conducted the first major review and redevelopment of its teacher education programs. Consequently the Bachelor of Learning Management (or BLM) came into being. A central premise of the BLM was the concept of graduate teachers having a ‘futures orientation’. In this article the results of a study into the perceptions of mentors and graduate teachers, with respect to a futures orientation, are reported.


Examining The Bachelor Of Education: Mentor's Perceptions Of Student/Teacher Performance, David Lynch, Tony Yeigh Jan 2013

Examining The Bachelor Of Education: Mentor's Perceptions Of Student/Teacher Performance, David Lynch, Tony Yeigh

David Lynch

Teacher education in Australia has been the subject of numerous reviews over recent decades. Each report has highlighted the problematic nature of the current model of teacher education in Australia. In this chapter mentor attitudes to the Bachelor of Education program are examined for points of reference.


The Challenge Of Changing Teacher Education, David Lynch, Richard Smith Jan 2013

The Challenge Of Changing Teacher Education, David Lynch, Richard Smith

David Lynch

This article is about the challenges of changing teacher education in Australia. While the ‘problems’ of teacher education have been well documented for over 30 years in the literature, they constantly re-emerge in reports and academic papers globally. This chapter unravels some of the real politik that confront change agents. The examples are drawn from both New South Wales and the Australian government levels.


Teacher Education In Australia : Investigations Into Programming, Practicum And Partnership, David Lynch, Tony Yeigh Jan 2013

Teacher Education In Australia : Investigations Into Programming, Practicum And Partnership, David Lynch, Tony Yeigh

David Lynch

In the last decade in Australia teacher education has undergone numerous critical reviews, yet little on the teacher education front appears to have changed. Related to this, the teaching profession’s struggles to cope with a changing world have been publicly documented and an increasing push for improved school outcomes from Australian governments, at both the state and federal level, appear as regular pieces in the national press. This forms a complex situation involving competing concerns, and raises questions concerning what to make of the situation and how to move teacher education forward in Australia. This book seeks to answer ...