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

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

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Published date: 1999
Venue - Dates: 4th British Congress of Mathematics Education, United Kingdom, 1999-07-15 - 1999-07-17
Keywords: education, research, educational research, Ofsted, inspection, initial teacher education, initial teacher training, ITE, ITT, mathematics, PGCE
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


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PURE UUID: 6a42cbae-9387-479e-9956-0295a4b088b3
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Aug 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:31

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Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Author: A. Sinkinson
Editor: L. Bills
Editor: T. Harries

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