With the Fraser's razors in operation and the impending collapse of numerous College's of Advanced Education as independent autonomous institutions and the unitary vision of the Correy Committee on a teacher training style for New South Wales, certain cautionary warnings should be uttered concerning the direction that teacher training could take if such stupidity is allowed to go unchallenged. The necessity for such warnings is fairly obvious: (1) there may exist in the shuffle for compliance a built in bias towards rigidity in teacher training; (2) political expediency or economy may become confused as good common sense; (3) educational principles might become further subverted in the guise of administrative efficiency.
This paper will examine some of the elements of the teacher training arena, e.g., models of teacher training, decision making and dilemma resolution in the hope that debate will heighten awareness.
Cavanagh, D. M.
The Merging of Institutions: Contextual Decisions and Teacher Training.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 7(2).