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Back to the Future: Do lessons from Finland point the way to a return to Model Schools for Northern Ireland?

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Moran, Anne and Clarke, Linda (2012) Back to the Future: Do lessons from Finland point the way to a return to Model Schools for Northern Ireland? European Journal of Teacher Education, 35 (3). pp. 275-288. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02619768.2012.660142

DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2012.660142

Abstract

The paper examines the school-based element of initial teacher education (ITE)and the ways in which it contributes to the professional learning of studentteachers in Finland (University of Helsinki) and Northern Ireland (removed forreview). In particular it seeks to assess the potential of Training Schools forNorthern Ireland. Universities in Finland that provide teacher education have at 10least one designated training school in which all student teachers have theopportunity to undertake a practicum. The Finnish model was selected for comparisonbecause of the country’s consistently excellent results in the OECD’sProgrammes for International Student Assessment which is undoubtedly due, inpart, to the quality of the teachers. Teaching/training schools have featured 15prominently in recent reviews of teacher education in England and Scotlandand, while not specifically mentioned in the Northern Ireland (NI) review document,the overall concept could enrich the school-based element of ITE in NI,using existing collaborative networks of schools.Keywords: training schools; school-based ITE; partnerships 20

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:22299
Deposited By:Professor Anne Moran
Deposited On:29 May 2012 07:26
Last Modified:12 Sep 2013 14:45

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