Title: Trends in teacher education in New Zealand since 1990 Author: Alcorn, Noeline
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.39, vol.20, no.2, 1998
|Subject: || Teachers|Training of|New Zealand|
Collation: p. 61-73 ;
Abstract: Finally to New Zealand, from where Noeline Alcorn gives an account of trends in teacher education since 1990, and their causes. The trend towards diversity of teacher education providers and provision has given rise to the pressing need to maintain and assess quality in teacher education by setting standards. Then there are ongoing challenges, such as the need for teachers who will be able to teach in increasingly culturally diverse classrooms. The article shows how teacher education in New Zealand has changed as goals have changed, and how planners need to keep pace with the new challenges that will face the profession in the next millenium. This article is sure to interest education planners in the Pacific, who must also be facing challenges.