Book Chapter

Supporting the development of the profession: The impact of a clinical approach to teacher education

L McLean Davies, B Hadlow, J Kriewaldt, F Rickards, J Thornton, P Wright, Maria Teresa Angelico

Educating Australia: Challenges for the decade ahead | Melbourne University Publishing | Published : 2017


There are many debates in and about education; however, there is universal agreement that quality education can change the life choices of individuals and bring about a more just society. Given this understanding, it is unsurprising that, for more than a decade, teacher quality has received international media attention and has been debated by researchers and policy-makers. As a result of international research, it is now well established that the quality and effectiveness of teachers are paramount to the project of education and that teachers have the greatest 'in school' influence on student learning.