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Students' expectations of influence on their competence in initial teacher education

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The context of the survey reported in this paper is the new policy about teacher education in the UK. The policy is described with examples from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Scotland is farthest forward with change. The survey which is reported is of expectations among the first students enrolled for teacher education under the new arrangements in Scotland. The paper discusses the survey's findings in the light of current debate among researchers about the contributions of schools and colleges to initial teacher education.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Publication date: 1995-10-01

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