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Initial teacher education: routes to qualification
This page contains the findings of systematic reviews undertaken by review groups linked to the EPPI Centre

One systematic review [1] looked at outcomes of undergraduate and postgraduate ITE. One study found no clear evidence that PGCE or BEd resulted in better quality teachers.  Another found that undergraduate students were more concerned with children’s learning, while postgraduates thought more about lesson planning and classroom management.  A third study suggested that teachers from alternative teacher certification programmes felt least prepared in terms of pedagogy, but most prepared in terms of subject matter.


1. Organisational structures, management processes and conceptual framework in initial teacher education: a systematic review (2007)

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