Successfully establishing initial teacher education courses in schools requires a careful understanding of what it means to train someone to teach. This book provides guidance on how teacher training can be effective in school-based settings. Essential practical issues are covered including, recruitment, pastoral care and the organization of academic components of a course. It also covers conceptual topics such as:
what makes a good mentor?
models of learning suitable for teacher education
the role of evidence-based teaching in a practical setting
Examples from existing primary and secondary school-based programmes explore good practice and show how challenges to developing courses can be overcome.
Introduction - Carey Philpott, Helen Scott and Carrie Mercier Getting selection processes right - Kathryn Fox and Patrick Smith Models of professional learning and what they mean for those working with teachers - Carey Philpott Effective professional learning - Gail Fuller What is the difference between mentoring and coaching? - Helen Scott Why is the academic component of ITE important and how do we organize it? - Nigel Appleton The assessment of student teachers - Carrie Mercier How do you create synergy between different school priorities? - Simon Asquith Initial teacher education and staff development - Alison Chapman How can action research be used to enhance school-based ITE? - Carey Philpott Pastoral care for student teachers - Robert Heath and Carey Philpott Conclusion - Carey Philpott, Helen Scott and Carrie Mercier