A prime criticism of teacher education is that it fails to prepare students for what lies ahead - namely, their life as a teacher. Indeed, Fuller and Brown (1975) go so far as to comment that teacher training may be orthogonal to the teacher. The major reason for this, it seems, is that college programmes and university courses do not appear to be relevant to student needs. This situation, according to many, is partly the fault of lecturers who may be out of touch with the reality of school life, and what it means to be a teacher in the community context.
Battersby, David and Ramsay, Peter D. K.
"Theory into Practice in a Sociology of Education Course,"
Australian Journal of Teacher Education:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol11/iss1/3