Two issues concerning the structure of teacher education are important in Australia today, and have significance for how the substance of that education, and of what is involved in being a teacher, are conceived. One is a long established debate about the role of teachers in the schools (in contrast to 'academics') in deciding the direction which teacher education should take and in taking responsibility for it. The second issue of structure concerns the function and relation to each other of different education programmes which a teacher may undertake in the course of his career. These include, for example, the relationship of 'general education' to preparation for teaching, of initial to in-service education and of both of these to provisions for the new teacher in his first year in the school.
Teacher Representation and Some Problems for Changing Structures of Teacher Education.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 3(2).