The main purpose of this study was to conduct a survey of Australian institutions that provide pre-service teacher education courses for primary and secondary teachers. The key elements of this mapping exercise included: Selection processes: The criteria and processes that teacher education institutions use to select students for courses. Course structure and content: The types of course content and structure that exist currently, including key components such as arrangements for the practicum and for ICT. Accreditation processes: The processes currently used, both internally and externally, for the accreditation and evaluation of teacher education courses. The survey instrument was sent to all universities that provide pre-service teacher education courses. Responses were received from 38 of the 38 university providers and covered 102 individual pre-service teacher education courses, including undergraduate, postgraduate and double degree courses. State and Territory registration bodies and agencies responsible for course approval were also surveyed for the accreditation section.
Ingvarson, Lawrence; Beavis, Adrian; Kleinhenz, Elizabeth; and Elliott, Alison, "Pre-Service Teacher Education In Australia : A Mapping Study Of Selection Processes, Course Structure And Content, And Accreditation Processes" (2004).