Investment in teacher education is a major strategy to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in our schools. Agencies, such as the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), with responsibility for the accreditation of teacher education, can use feedback about the effectiveness of different modes of teacher preparation to support providers. It is vital that data for this purpose be valid and reliable. The Future Teachers Project (FTP) was designed to collect such data. It was designed to address two major questions: What are the perceptions of stakeholders (beginning teachers and their employers) about the effectiveness of current teacher education models in Victoria? What changes do stakeholders believe should be made to teacher education programs to better prepare future teachers?
Ingvarson, Lawrence; Beavis, Adrian; and Kleinhenz, Elizabeth, "Teacher Education Courses In Victoria: Perceptions Of Their Effectiveness And Factors Affecting Their Impact" (2004).