Teacher education

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ISBN 0-9775252-6-0


In June 2005 the National Institute for Quality Teaching and School Leadership commissioned ACER to conduct a project to provide advice on developing a national system for the accreditation of pre-service teacher education programs. The project brief fell into two main sections. The first was to conduct a literature review examining: (a) Current accreditation and course approval policies and practices in Australia to identify similarities and differences and implications for a national accreditation system; (b) Developments in the accreditation of teacher education programs in other countries and whether any of the identified approaches could provide a basis for a national accreditation system in Australia; (c) Accreditation frameworks developed by other national professional bodies in Australia to identify any elements that might be incorporated in a national accreditation system for pre-service teacher education programs.