School Direct: a hastily constructed model or a systematically designed campaign?

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 55 Number 3 (2013)

School Direct: a hastily constructed model or a systematically designed campaign?
CLARE KELLY, MAGGIE PITFIELD, pages 447-460
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2013.55.3.447

Abstract

This article examines School Direct, a model of initial teacher education (ITE) in England, recently introduced by the coalition government and based on a paradigm of teaching as a craft to be learned as an apprenticeship, significantly reducing and in some cases removing the influence of higher education. The history of the move away from university-based ITE to a school-led model is examined and situated within a wider neoliberal agenda. It is argued that School Direct as one manifestation of an ideologically-based strategy for education has serious abiding consequences for the future of the teaching profession and the stability of the educational infrastructure.

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CLARE KELLY, MAGGIE PITFIELD (2013) School Direct: a hastily constructed model or a systematically designed campaign?, FORUM, 55(3), 447-460

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