European Journal of Teacher Education volume 27, issue 2, P109-123 2004 DOI: 10.1080/0261976042000222999 View full text
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Fiona Christie, Tom Conlon *, Tony Gemmell, Allison Long

Abstract: In England and Wales, Initial Teacher Education depends upon a legal and contractual partnership between schools and higher education institutions in which teacher mentors are often trained to support student teacher development. This paper investigates the much less formal kind of partnership model that has evolved in Scotland, using one university's PGCE (Secondary) programme as a case study. Our research shows that the partnership is based on goodwill and relationships built up over time between university…

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