Masters-level teacher preparation

Kennedy, Aileen and Carse, Nicola; Shanks, Rachel, ed. (2020) Masters-level teacher preparation. In: Teacher Preparation in Scotland. Emerald Publishing Limited, [Bingley]. ISBN 9781839094811

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This chapter explores the idea of Masters-level Initial Teacher Education (ITE), beginning by looking at the wider global context which reflects a drive towards increasing Masters-level ITE, but with limited empirical evidence as to its effectiveness and a variety of claims as to its potential impact. It then goes on to examine aspects of the policy context in Scotland that are influence a growing move towards increased Masters-level ITE. This is followed by an overview of current practices, identifying three broad approaches: credits in courses, integrated Masters and full Masters. The chapter concludes by suggesting that while the direction of travel is clear, the underpinning rationale is much less so.