European Journal of Teacher Education volume 41, issue 2, P246-261 2018 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2018.1429399 View full text
Lorraine Thomas

Abstract: The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) has been a successful and popular initial teacher education (ITE) programme since the 1950s, with the masters level PGCE being successfully embedded within universities in England since 2007 and having high levels of student satisfaction. Recent White Papers, policy and reviews have undermined the academic award in ITE, however, favouring school-led initial teacher training and the minimum, essential professional award.Located within the Secondary ITE phase in t…

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