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Masters-level teacher preparation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeacher Preparation in Scotland
EditorsRachel Shanks
PublisherEmerald Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781839094811
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020


This chapter explores the idea of Masters-level Initial Teacher Education (ITE), beginning by looking at the wider global context which reflects a drive towards increasing Masters-level ITE, but with limited empirical evidence as to its effectiveness and a variety of claims as to its potential impact. It then goes on to examine aspects of the policy context in Scotland that are influence a growing move towards increased Masters-level ITE. This is followed by an overview of current practices, identifying three broad approaches: credits in courses, integrated Masters and full Masters. The chapter concludes by suggesting that while the direction of travel is clear, the underpinning rationale is much less so.

    Research areas

  • masters-level, initial teacher education

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