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Re-forming Initial Teacher Education in Wales: A Personal Review of the Literature

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The focus of this special issue is the changes to Initial Teacher Education (ITE) that have been instituted in Wales over the last two years. At the heart of the new approach is the insistence that in the future all programmes of ITE should be planned, led and delivered not by universities alone, but by universities working in close collaboration with a number of partner schools. But what is the justification for these radical changes? Why is a collaborative approach between universities and schools needed? This paper, which takes the form of a personal literature review, sets out the research evidence on which I drew in contributing the reform process. It considers evidence on three issues: the role of schools; the role of universities; and the ways in which they can effectively work together.

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Furlong J., (2020) “Re-forming Initial Teacher Education in Wales: A Personal Review of the Literature”, Wales Journal of Education 22(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16922/wje.22.1.3-en