For well over half a century the traditional end-on diploma year has been under fire from university departments, students, and the teaching profession. How is it possible in one year for students to reach adequate levels of knowledge and understanding in a large number of subjects, epistemologicalIy diverse and frequently outside their undergraduate experience? The answer of course, is that it is not possible to believe otherwise is to labour under gross delusion. A university department of education, acting with the best of intentions, cannot give more than cursory attention to even the most essential elements of a preservice programme within an abbreviated academic year.
Fielding, A. J.,
Cavanagh, D. M.,
& Widdowson, R. E.
Diploma in Education? Rethinking the Curriculum..
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 3(2).