Journal article

It's time for a real revolution

BJ Caldwell

Phi Delta Kappan | Published : 2010

Abstract

Australia is undergoing an education revolution that has focused on creating a national curriculum and nationwide tests in literacy and numeracy, reporting schools' performance, ensuring that all senior secondary students have a computer, and building new facilities in most elementary and many secondary schools. One of the next steps is to transform teacher education. Issues include whether teacher education should be entirely a graduate degree. There also are concerns over the nature of partnerships between universities and schools and how teachers are inducted into the profession.