The quality of secondary Mathematics PGCE courses: a critical perspective on the inspection of initial teacher education


Jones, K. and Sinkinson, A. (1999) The quality of secondary Mathematics PGCE courses: a critical perspective on the inspection of initial teacher education. In, Bills, L. and Harries, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 4th British Congress of Mathematics Education. 4th British Congress of Mathematics Education Northampton, UK, BCME, 123-128.

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The quality of initial teacher education courses has been the subject of adverse comment and media speculation for some time. During 1996/7, Ofsted began a comprehensive round of inspections of initial teacher education providers using an extensive framework of inspection. This paper reports the results of the first round of inspection of secondary mathematics PGCE providers. Almost three-quarters were judged to be good or better. In examining the inspection reports from a critical perspective, this paper focuses on the level of consistency in the judgements made in the published inspection reports.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: education, research, educational research, Ofsted, inspection, initial teacher education, initial teacher training, ITE, ITT, mathematics, PGCE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 41275
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:26
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41275

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