[UK] Universities are still best place to train teachers, report says | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A new report backs up academics' fears about the coalition policy of shifting more teacher training into schools.

For months, university leaders have been moaning about the increasing transfer of control of teacher-training programmes in England from universities to schools.

While most have insisted their concerns are for the future of English education, their objections have also carried a strong whiff of self-interest: the changes introduced by the government involve increasing the number of training places available in schools through the School Direct programme and cutting those funded through universities, leaving them at the mercy of schools' desires rather than their own strategic planning. (...) - by Harriet Swain, The Guardian, 14 January 2014