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Measuring quality in initial teacher education: A literature review for Scotland’s MQuITE Study.

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherScottish Council of Deans of Education
Commissioning bodyScottish Government
Number of pages87
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017


The MQuITE project seeks to develop and implement a context-appropriate approach to measuring quality in initial teacher education. As a result, the focus of this literature review is on the various conceptualisations and measures of “quality” vis-à-vis teaching, teachers, and initial teacher education (ITE) across the globe. As Scotland considers what types of programmes and routes best prepare teachers for success in the classroom, there is a glaring need for a collaboratively-created framework with which to measure the quality of teacher preparation programmes. Such a framework would not only provide data to inform external evaluation and internal improvement but also provide a coherent and consistent model with which to compare the strengths, weaknesses, and innovative features of the various pathways into teaching.

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  • Quality, Teacher Education

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