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Inquiry into Teacher Education

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On Monday 26 February 2007, the Standing Committee on Education and Vocational Training tabled its report on the inquiry into Teacher Education entitled Top of the Class.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 8 chapters and 9 appendices.


Preliminary pages (PDF 142KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations, Executive Summary and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 77KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 188KB)
A sound research base for teacher education

Chapter 3 (PDF 181KB)
A national system of teacher education

Chapter 4 (PDF 289KB)
Entry to teacher education

Chapter 5 (PDF 142KB)
Practicum and partnerships in teacher education

Chapter 6 (PDF 133KB)
Induction to the teaching profession

Chapter 7 (PDF 118KB)
Supporting career-long, on-going professional learning

Chapter 8 (PDF 168KB)
Funding of teacher education

Appendix A (PDF 101KB)
List of submissions

Appendix B (PDF 140KB)
List of exhibits

Appendix C (PDF 136KB)
List of hearings and witnesses

Appendix D (PDF 125KB)
Teacher education inquiries

Appendix E (PDF 181KB)
Extracts from evidence from universities on partnerships, particularly those involving practicum

Appendix F (PDF 188KB)
Students, selected higher education statistics (DEST)

Appendix G (PDF 51KB)
Funding allocation

Appendix H (PDF 51KB)
Funding Acquittal

Appendix I (PDF 67KB)

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