Journal article

Proposing a comprehensive model for identifying teaching candidates

Terry Bowles, John Hattie, Stephen Dinham, Janet Scull, Janet Clinton

Australian Educational Researcher | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

Teacher education in universities continues to diversify in the twenty-first century. Just as course offerings, course delivery, staffing and the teaching/research mix varies extensively from university to university so does the procedure for pre-service teacher selection. Various factors bear on selection procedures and practices however few university courses have rigorous testing procedures for candidate selection. Further, there has been an over-reliance on grade scores and interview as preferred selection methods. A method of selection based on a comprehensive and broad spectrum set of tests and questionnaires is proposed on which to base selection. We suggest that a model comprised of ..

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